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Contributed by Gary Regan
The White Russian Cocktail is The Dude’s favorite. What else do you need to know?
Add the vodka and Kahlúa to an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice.
Top with a large splash of heavy cream and stir.
Do you know the history of the White Russian? It involves the Cold War and General Dwight Eisenhower singing Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes. And since you’re here, we’re assuming you’re a fan of The Dude. Read our list of our 7 favorite Movie and TV drinkers.
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Years ago I was at a golf resort and ordered a black russian. The bartender asked if I wanted to try a white russian bear. I said yes and she delivered the classic white russian except substituted vanilla ice cream for the cream and put all 3 ingredients in the blender. A great twist on a sweet drink.
One variation I found is to use vanilla vodka and it's sooo good!
No trickery, just excellent photography. We use ingredients right out of the package for all of our editorial images. Thanks for the compliment!
A very spectacular image, as a scientist, microscopist and amateur cocktail enthusiast I'm extremely interested in recreating this photograph. I would love to talk to the photographer, I deduce that the Kahlua was thinned with vodka to reduce it's density and layered above the cream. The bubble at the surface makes me wonder if gelatin was used to thicken the vodka. I suspect the glass was inclined at a 45 degree angle and a small splash of cream/milk was added giving he impression that the cream at the bottom is spontaneous. This image is pure genus, I would really love to know how this image was created, there is also some interest on reddit (r/cocktails).
you may use milk instead of cream i guess
As a Dudeist Priest, this is the report I have received: Vodka alone (rocks or neat-doesn't matter) is a "Russian." Vodka & Kahlua is a "Black Russian." Vodka, Kahlua & cream is a white Russian. Furthermore, if you get a box of Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink & dispose of half of it & refill the box with vodka, you've got a "White Trash Russian."
The Dude Abides . . .
I bought the Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender's Guide. It does not list a White Russian or a Dirty Bird. It lists a Russian Cocktail which is Gin, Vodka, and Creme de Cacao . It also lists a Russian Bear Cocktail which is Vodka, Creme de Cacao, and sweet cream. That is what is closests to what people now know as a White Russian. And it is the regular Creme de Cacao. The only drinks it lists with White Creme de Cacao are all grasshoppers and something called a Pink Squirrel. Just FYI.
“The Dude abides.”
You have a double "the" in the heading for the ingredients: Ingredients in the the White Russian Cocktail.