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.
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 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 ⅓ 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
Hope you love these as much as I do!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua or another similar coffee liqueur
- 1 ounce cream (coffee cream or 10% cream)
- Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.
- Pour over ice into an old fashioned glass and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.