Thursday, December 11

The White Russian



My younger years (not that long ago) consisted of quite a few nights filled with too much drinking (as many collage aged kids do) and as a result of some bad drink choices, I can no longer tolerate most hard alcohol.


As time passes, I slowly (at sloth speed) have been able to add some drinks back into my life. Beer for instance, turned my stomach for so many years, now? I am obsessed. Not in a, you need to join AA kind of way, I just have fun sampling new things and finding local brews.

Whiskey, depending on the drink, I can now tolerate, gin has never left my side, and now I can drink vodka, and Kahlua.

Rum and tequila  however, keep away. Just a whiff of it and I am running to the nearest bathroom.



Now that the nights are cold, the Christmas tree is up I have been enjoying rich classic drinks like White Russians. Now, I know most of you know how to make them, however I could not pass up the opportunity to blog about such a simple treat.

How to Make the Best White Russian 

Ingredients:
1.5 oz vodka ( I use Grey Goose) 
2 oz Kahlua 
2.5 oz heavy cream (you can use half and half if you want to cut calories) 
Ice
Directions:

Fill a glass with ice, top with vodka and Kahlua.
Pour cream over the top and allow it to swirl together. I like to keep it as is, the top is rich and creamy as you near the bottom each sip gets a bit stronger. 
*Additional add ins:
Cut Kahlua in half and sub in Baileys
Drizzle caramel or chocolate syrup in the drink
Use flavored vodka, like caramel, whipped cream, toasted marshmallow 
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12 comments:

  1. just imagining the last line of ingredients od add-ins is to die for - nice twist!

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    1. It's great as is, but why not change it up once in awhile ;)

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  2. I love that you blogged this after our conversation the other day about booze. You need to try it with rumchata. So so good!!!

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    1. I like them too much not to blog about them!

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  3. My husband loves White Russians, but with little ones it's pretty unusual that we go out for drinks! So this Christmas I'm making him up a White Russian gift basket

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  4. One of my favorites. I've been making a variation using Krupnikas, a Lithuanian spiced honey liqueur. The brand I buy is made in Durham NC but maybe there's something similar near you. A White Lithuanian is made with Krupnikas, Kahlua and cream -- although I use milk instead. Hmm, wish it wasn't a week night.

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  5. I love a good White Russian! With a little added Baileys. Yum!

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  6. Ahhhh, bringing back memories....white Russians!!!! Thanks I'll make one soon!😃

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  7. I love the old-school and slightly retro cocktails! This looks like the perfect option to sit on a cozy Winters night!

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