White Russian

The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been a favorite among cocktail lovers for decades. Smooth and creamy, this cocktail is perfect as an aperitif or dessert drink. The White Russian was a popular cocktail in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s and became even more popular after the release of the movie The Big Lebowski in 1998 starring Jeff Bridges who drank this delicious drink throughout.

The classic White Russian consists of vodka, coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa) and cream or milk. These ingredients combine to create a smooth and sweet cocktail with a subtle coffee flavor. The drink is traditionally served in a low ball glass filled with ice cubes.

White Russian recipe

With our simple recipe, you can enjoy this legendary drink in no time. To achieve the perfect balance of flavors, you can adjust the ratio of the ingredients according to your personal preferences. Some prefer a stronger vodka flavor, while others prefer a creamier consistency by adding more cream or milk.


  • 3cl vodka
  • 2cl kahlua
  • 6cl milk or cream

White Russian step by step

Good advice for the perfect White Russian

You can adjust the amount of milk according to your taste. If you want a creamier consistency, you can add more milk or cream.
If you want a more intense coffee flavor, you can add more coffee liqueur.

When it comes to decorating there can be many options

  • Cinnamon stick
  • Fresh mint
  • Sweet milk foam
  • Grated dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coffee beans
  • A slice of orange or lemon
  • Caramel sauce
  • Vanilla pod
  • Roasted hazelnuts or almonds

While the traditional White Russian recipe is widely known and loved, there are also many variations of this cocktail. Some add e.g. a bit of vanilla extract or serve it with ice blended for a more refreshing sensation.


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