5 cl of vodka
2 cl of coffee liqueur
2 cl of fresh cream
At first glance, the White Russian cocktail may seem like a simple evolution of the Black Russian with a small addition of fresh cream. But this is not the case. As virile and direct Black Russian is as a drink, the White is just as delicate and velvety, with an underlying sweetness that creates a fearful dependence.
The White Russian also has another great gift: a cocktail that can be drunk all year long. In the summer, serve it frozen or with lots of ice. During winter, do not put ice, and it will become a sort of “Russian Coffee,” a distant cousin of the Irish Coffee. Not so velvety, indeed more robust and more rustic, but consistently exceptional!
So if we managed to whet your curiosity, here is the original recipe of the White Russian, a cocktail that, with only three ingredients, can fascinate your palate forever.
Ingredients and doses for making the White Russian cocktail
- 5 cl of vodka
- 2 cl of coffee liqueur
- 2 cl of fresh cream
How to prepare the White Russian cocktail
There is no shaker, but only a lot of love for this cocktail prepared directly in the glass.
Pour the vodka into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Add the coffee liqueur and stir gently.
Let’s tackle the cream. A trick to give consistency to the cream and make it softer is to shake it for 10 seconds with some ice cubes in the shaker before making the cocktail. If you then put the cream in the freezer for a few minutes before using it, even better.
Now add the cream, pour it on a spoon facing downwards, and hold it attached to the glass wall.
Before drinking the White Russian, stir to mix the ingredients.
It can also be served at room temperature in winter, adding 1 cup of espresso.
Shake it naked, baby!
If you like White Russian, you might be interested in other coffee-based cocktails: Espresso Martini, Irish Coffee, B-52, Black Russian.
Which dishes to combine with the White Russian cocktail?
White Russian is excellent with all desserts and cakes made with chocolate, coffee, and licorice, not to mention the fattiest cheesecakes. Recommended desserts: tiramisu and salted caramel, Zuppa Inglese, bread pudding, kunefe, chocolate tarts, galaktoboureko, baklava.
If you like vodka cocktails, here are other recipes you may like: Moscow Mule, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Sour, Vodka Tonic, Kamikaze, Sex on the beach, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Caipiroska.