The White Russian cocktail is a great cocktail that is an easy cocktail made similar to the Black Russian. The difference being the addition of cream to the drink.

White Russian Cocktail
White Russian Cocktail

How to Make a White Russian

To make a White Russian, you’ll need three ingredients; Kahlua, Vodka and Cream. You’ll combine the amounts I’ve mentioned in the recipe below with ice in a Boston Shaker and shake until the shaker is cold to the touch. You will then pour over ice into an old fashioned glass and serve. If you want a delicious twist on the White Russian try my Bailey’s Chocolate White Russian, it’s a popular cocktail on this website!

What is the difference between a White Russian and a Black Russian?

The difference between the White Russian and the Black Russian is simply the addition of cream to the mix and a slight change in the quantities. Both of these drinks use the same style of glass; the old fashioned glass; and are served over ice.

Why is it called a White Russian?

The name for this cocktail came about due to the inclusion of Vodka (a traditionally Russian spirit) and cream (which is white).

White Russian cocktail

White Russian Variations

  • Colorado Bulldog
    A Colorado Bulldog is a variation of the Black Russian that is comprised of equal parts vodka, Kahlua and Cream which is then poured over ice and topped with Cola.
  • Black Magic
    A Black Magic cocktail is similar to the Black Russian as well. It’s made by combining 1 ounce of vodka and Kahlua and 1/3 ounce of lemon juice served over ice.
  • Brown Russian
    The Brown Russian is a variation that uses equal parts vodka, creme de cacao, cream and chocolate syrup.
  • Black Russian
    The Black Russian is made from vodka and Kahlua. You can see the recipe for this drink here.

Some other great cocktails to try

  1. Classic Moscow Mule Recipe
  2. Greyhound Cocktail Recipe
  3. Lemon Drop Martini

Hope you love these as much as I do!

~Mike

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White Russian
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

The White Russian cocktail is a great cocktail that is an easy cocktail made similar to the Black Russian. The difference being the addition of cream to the drink.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white russian, white russian cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua or another similar coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce cream coffee cream or 10% cream
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.

  3. Pour over ice into an old fashioned glass and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
White Russian
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 13g
Vitamin A 8.3%
Calcium 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. Read his latest tech article on his other website, CMS Critic: How to start a food blog. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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