Let us guess, you have recently watched the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, and wondering like, Woah, there was a cool drink. So, how about making it yourself? Let’s just say that you are in for a treat. Moreover, for those of you, who have already had the privilege to drink a White Russian Cocktail at a bar, how about recreating the same flavor? It’s really simple and takes a couple of steps to make.
As it is made with vodka, heavy cream, and Kahlua (similar to a coffee-like liquor), the outcome of the drink is really creamy, tasty, sweet, and boozy. So, let’s find out how to make it.
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An Overview of White Russian Drink
So, are you wondering what is a White Russian? As we said earlier, it is a drink comprised of vodka, cream, and Kahlua. Therefore, you will get a sweet, coffee-like taste to it as well. Though it’s kinda like an alcoholic vanilla latte with ice, it’s really boozy and tasty. However, it’s not as sweet as a vanilla latte, that much is sure.
What Are the Ingredients?
So, what are the white Russian ingredients you say? well, to make one, you need the following ingredients.
- Vodka (2 ounces or 4 tablespoons).
- Heavy Cream or Milk (2 or 4 tablespoons).
- Kahlua (2 tablespoons).
- Ice cubes (as per your need).
If you combine these three, you will get the perfect results. Moreover, you can also feel that milky taste and the sweet aromatic taste as well. It’s really delicious and easy to make. In fact, the cream part is really important for the recipe, as it will balance the whole recipe. You will get the boozy vibe of vodka as well as the sugary rum flavor of your coffee liquor drink, Kahlua.
How to Make A White Russian Cocktail?
First, you have to fill the glass with ice. Thereafter, you need to add both vodka and Kahlua and give it a mix. Then, you can pour the cream on top of the mix. If you want to make it a layered look, then you can slowly pour it with a swirl.
If you like sweet coffee-like drinks, then you will definitely dig the recipe. Moreover, if you are a lover of creamy alcoholic drinks like Irish coffee, then you will like this one as well.
Substitution for The Ingredients
So, now that you know the white Russian recipe, you can easily make it at your home. However, what if, you don’t have the above ingredients? Well, you need to find the right substitutions as well, right? So, below are a few substitutions for the drink
- Substitution for heavy cream
If you feel like that only heavy cream is becoming too much heavy for you, then you can add half milk and half heavy cream to create a mix. If you only use milk, then it won’t sit on top of the drink.
- Making it veg
If you are a vegetarian and like to avoid dairy products, then you can obviously use coconut milk in exchange for the heavy cream. Moreover, you can also check out almond milk or cashew milk. However, it won’t sit on top of the drink.
- Kahlua substitute
If you can’t get a hand on Kahlua, then you can try to get a creme de cacao or even amaretto.
- Vodka substitute
You can get dark rum or even gin if you don’t like vodka.
So, that’s it, folks. That was a guide on how to make a white Russian all by yourself. It’s really easy to make and definitely delicious. So, don’t forget to take a snap of the drink and share it with your friends.
Also read: How to Make An Old Fashioned Drink