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Aside from stoking some warmth in native Russians for centuries now, vodka is a favoured base spirit for cocktail makers owing its fairly pliable properties; it meekly mingles with other flavours and retains them while infusing strong alcoholic essence.

White Russian Cocktail Recipe

White Russian Vodka Cocktail

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White Russian Cocktail, very contrarily, did not actually originate in Russia, but was named thus due to its base ingredient being Vodka. The Black Russian Cocktail, too, has the same recipe as the White Russian sans the fresh cream. It is, however, unclear as to which drink was introduced first among the two. The first literary mention of the White Russian Cocktail was on the November 21st, 1965 edition of California Oakland’s Tribune. Resembling an Irish coffee in its flavour, the White Russian drink has become one of the most famous cocktails to be consumed all over the world. This sure is a treat for coffee lovers with a heady mix of both coffee and vodka creating the perfect blend. The proportions of the ingredients in the cocktail may vary though, with many variations of the drink being used in different parts of the world.

White Russian Cocktail Recipe Ingredients

    To make a White Russian Cocktail, you need some coffee liqueur (about 20 ml), Smirnoff Vodka (about 50 ml), fresh cream (about 50 ml), and some ice. You can also use milk as substitute due to its easy availability compared to fresh cream. 

Steps to make a White Russian Cocktail Recipe

    The White Russian Cocktail Recipe is simple to make with the least number of ingredients required. To make the cocktail, you need to pour the coffee liqueur along with the vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Add some fresh cream on top of the mix and stir slowly. With a light caramel colour, the delicious cocktail would make for a wonderful drink to savour anytime of the day. You can also change the proportion of the contents according to your preference to make the perfect drink for you to relish.


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