A White Russian might just be the perfect drink. It combines rich flavors, a good amount of alcohol, and a touch of class. Here’s your visual guide to making one.
The White Russian has been around since 1949, but it gained renewed popularity in the early 2000’s with the success of the film The Big Lebowski. The Big Lebowski is a cult classic which features “The Dude” as the main character. He is a nonchalant guy who mainly wears a bath robe and enjoys a White Russian.
A classic White Russian requires just three ingredients. Vodka, Kahlua and Heavy cream. The typical recipe calls for one ounce of each ingredient.
Over the years there have been a bunch of variations on the White Russian, although I think the original is still the best. Here are some options to try if you’re looking for a twist.
With a high sugar content and lots of dairy, White Russians are best consumed in addition to some other drinks. Very rarely do people just drink White Russians all night long…unless you’re The Dude.
If you’ve never tried a White Russian before and are looking something that is very different from your usual mix of cocktails, give this recipe a try.