The Colorado Bulldog Cocktail is a fun, refreshing and unique twist on the classic White Russian. It is a popular drink served across the United States, and its history can be traced back to the late 1970s.
The story of the Colorado Bulldog is said to have originated in Denver, Colorado, at the popular bar, The Bulldog Tavern. According to the legend, a customer wanted to add a bit of pizzazz to their White Russian and asked the bartender to add a “buckeye” (a type of candy) and a splash of cola to the drink. This combination proved to be a hit, and the cocktail was soon renamed the Colorado Bulldog.
The traditional recipe for the Colorado Bulldog Cocktail is simple and easy to make. To make a Colorado Bulldog Cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 ounces of vodka
- 1 ounce of coffee liqueur
- 1 ounce of cream
- A splash of cola
- A buckeye candy
To make the cocktail, fill a rocks glass with ice and add the vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and the splash of cola. Stir the ingredients together until everything is combined, then drop the buckeye candy into the glass.
For those looking for a bit of a twist on the original recipe, you can switch out the vodka for a different type of alcohol. Tequila and rum are popular options, but you can also experiment with different liqueurs or even whiskey.
Once you have your drink assembled, you can garnish it with a variety of options. A lemon or lime wedge, a maraschino cherry or a sprig of mint are all great options. You can also use a miniature buckeye candy as a garnish.
The Colorado Bulldog Cocktail is a fun and unique take on the classic White Russian. It is easy to make and is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. So why not give it a try?