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White Russian Recipe

The white Russian is a cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua (coffee liqueur), and cream. It's the cousin of the black Russian and it became famous after The Big Lebowski movie
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, European, Global, vegan
Keyword coffee, Drinks, Kahlua, vodka, White Russian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 344 kcal
Author Makos


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vodka
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk cream (heavy or half and half)
  • ice


  1. Transfer the vodka and the coffee liqueur to an old fashioned glass or another 8 oz (235 ml) capacity glass. Add the ice and stir well with a spoon until chilled.
  2. Pour the cream over the ice and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • For a sweeter drink you can try the simple version which is: 2 tablespoons (30 ml) vodka, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Kahlua, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk cream, and ice (about 6-8 ice cubes)
  • For a vegan white Russian use Tia Maria instead of Kahlua and almond milk or vegan cream instead of milk cream.
  • For a “skinny” white Russian also known as “Anna Kournikova” use skimmed milk or almond milk instead of the milk cream.
  • Calories per serving: 344 with heavy cream and 245 with almond milk


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