A classic White Russian cocktail made with coffee liqueur, vodka and either cream or milk.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
total:
2 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing glass, combine the coffee flavored liqueur, vodka and cream or milk. Pour over ice in a highball glass.

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Nutrition Facts

582 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; fat 44.1g 68% DV; cholesterol 163mg 54% DV; sodium 48.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2009
The proportions are perfect in this recipe, provided you use GOOD vodka. If you are above the age of 40, you have probably found a premium vodka you can enjoy straight, or over ice. Use this one! However, if you are in your early 20's and it's more of a challenge just to see how much of the cheapest liquor available you CAN possibly drink and still get up the next day, , then you will definitely want to adjust up the measures of Coffee Liqueur and Cream. I was 20 once. I remember. I'm 45 now and I drink premium liquor at a much slower pace! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
easy on the cream... the recipe should be two parts vodka 1 part coffee liqueur and a splash of heavy cream. The recipe as is is pretty much just a glass of milk. Read More
(3)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
The proportions are perfect in this recipe, provided you use GOOD vodka. If you are above the age of 40, you have probably found a premium vodka you can enjoy straight, or over ice. Use this one! However, if you are in your early 20's and it's more of a challenge just to see how much of the cheapest liquor available you CAN possibly drink and still get up the next day, , then you will definitely want to adjust up the measures of Coffee Liqueur and Cream. I was 20 once. I remember. I'm 45 now and I drink premium liquor at a much slower pace! Read More
(176)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2006
White Russian is possibly the best drink in the world. After making about two dozen I decided that the best proportion is 2 Tbsps vodka 3 Tbsp Coffee Liqueur 3 Tbsp cream(lightly beaten or you can use shaker if you have one) 3 Tbsp milk lots of ice And don't forget the straw! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
HINT! SWITCH OUT THE KAHLUA FOR STARBUCKS COFFEE LIQUEUR! IT IS 40 PROOF AND MADE FROM 100% REAL STARBUCKS HOUSEBLEND COFFEE! IT MAKES KAHLUA TASTE REALLY BAD!!! TRY IT!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
I guess I will have to tell on myself here! I have gulped down more White Russians in my day than I probably should mention! I think they taste better with a double dose of the Kahlua and are much tastier when half and half is used in place of milk. And just the other day when I discovered I had ran out of half and half I topped one off with Irish Cream liqueur. It was the best one I had ever had! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
Perfect for drinking while watching "The Big Lebowski." However I prefer mine with 1 oz vodka to 1 1/2 oz kahlua. Very tasty. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2005
These are good with a half shot more kahlua than vodka rather than equal parts as this recipe calls for. Also I always use milk because I always have it on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
Love White Russians. They are my fave card night with the girls drink. I add just a little chocolate syrup taste amazing!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
I got a margarita machine for Christmas and we used it to make this drink for our New Years Eve guests. Talk about a coffee milk shake!! YUM! I had a bad experience with Black Russians many moons ago so I no drink the coffee flavored liquors but I did have a taste and OMG was it ever delish! BTW fat free half and half works really well with this. Thank you!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Try with vanilla flavored vodka. Amazing! I was also a bartender for a few months and have put a splash of coke in it. It makes the flavors kind of pop. Its really unexplainable but very good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
easy on the cream... the recipe should be two parts vodka 1 part coffee liqueur and a splash of heavy cream. The recipe as is is pretty much just a glass of milk. Read More
(3)
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