Official drink of ‘the Dude’, the White Russian is actually a variation of another cocktail called the Black Russian. The Black Russian is a type of cocktail referred to as a ‘lowball’, or a two-liquor drink. It’s recipe only contains vodka and Khalúa. However, somewhere along the line a daring drinker decided to spice things up by adding cream. The cream adds a thickness to the cocktail and goes very well with Khalúa, a coffee flavored liqueur.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz Kahlúa
- 1 oz cream
Combine vodka and Khalúa in a rocks glass with ice. Gently pour the cream on top of the cocktail to create a ‘float’ effect. Stir as desired.