The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been around for decades. It is a simple mix of vodka, coffee liqueur and cream, but its combination of flavors makes it irresistible. The White Russian was invented in the 1960s in California, and it quickly gained popularity as a favorite of movie characters like The Dude in The Big Lebowski.
To make a White Russian at home, you will need the following ingredients:
• 2 ounces of vodka
• 1 ounce of coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa or Tia Maria)
• 1 ounce of cream
• Ice cubes
• Optional garnishes: whipped cream, chocolate shavings or a maraschino cherry
You will also need a tall glass (like a highball or an old-fashioned glass) and a cocktail shaker.
To make a White Russian, start by filling your glass with ice cubes. Then add the vodka and coffee liqueur and stir. Finally, add the cream and stir again. For an extra special touch, you can garnish your White Russian with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or a maraschino cherry.
When it comes to the type of vodka to use for your White Russian, you have a few options. You can use standard vodka, or you can opt for a flavored vodka like vanilla or citrus. Keep in mind that flavored vodka will add a subtle sweetness to the drink.
No matter what type of vodka you decide to use, the White Russian is always a classic and delicious cocktail. Enjoy your White Russian!
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