The white Russian is among the best, easiest, and most popular vodka cocktails you will come across. It is incredibly simple—just vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream.
Without a doubt, this is a drink that every bartender should know and every drinker should taste. The creamy counterpart to the equally famous black Russian, this recipe stems from a couple of cocktails that were a hit in the 1930’s. It was not until the early 60s that the “white” and “black” Russians were written down in bartending guides. Since that time, there has been no stopping either drink. What’s not to love? You get vodka accented with the taste of coffee in a luscious, creamy cocktail. It’s a very approachable drink and one that is a good introduction to the cocktail world. In fact, it’s so delicious that one can barely notice there’s alcohol in it and this has only fed the drink’s popularity. Enjoy a white Russian after dinner, during happy hour, or anytime you’re looking for a quick and delightful drink.