White Russian

Made infamous by The Dude's in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. Sweet, creamy and boozy, this three ingredient cocktail is dessert in a glass – an old fashioned glass, no less – with the ability to get you tipsy in no time. What more can you ask for?

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  • alxxngh.6201 posted 4 months ago

    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 . . .

  • dave26845.1a8c4 posted 7 months ago

    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.

  • billvill posted 9 months ago

    “The Dude abides.”

  • doctor_work_ac9fc posted 11 months ago

    You have a double "the" in the heading for the ingredients: Ingredients in the the White Russian Cocktail.

  • Whocares1 posted 12 months ago

    jeffreyblaismanetzerocom687816 is wrong. I made this account so that I could simply say, he is wrong. A Dirty Bird is essentially a White Russian with a quick shake added at the end. White Russian has been around, in this format, since the 30's. Learn to research you noob!

  • laura1957 posted 1 year ago

    As to the previous comment: I've been drinking White Russians since the 60's (made with Kahlua), so if the name changed it happened way before the Big Lebowski.

  • jeffreyblaismanetzerocom687816 posted 1 year ago

    The Big Lebowski??? sorry they screwed it up Before that movie was even an Idea the White Russian was made with White Creme De Cacao not Kahlua. The recipe you are listing as a "White Russian" was at that time called a "Dirty Bird". I know this for a fact because I owned, back in the late 70's a copy of the "Old Mr. Boston Bartenders Guide". Which listed both drinks with there proper names. But because some writer didn't bother to get his facts straight. Common usage has renamed the dirty bird. Doesn't make it correct, only common.


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