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White Russian


The White Russian is a cult drink if ever there was one, largely due to its popularity with “The Dude” in the film The Big Lebowski. Created to help sell a coffee liqueur by Southern Comfort in 1965, the White Russian is a take on the 1950s cocktail the Black Russian. For a longer drink, add the ingredients to a Collins glass and top up with cola to make a Colorado Bulldog.


Prepare the White Russian


Add the vodka and coffee liqueur to a rocks glass or tumbler along with ice cubes, then pour over the cream. Serve the drink at once with a stirrer to allow the drinker to mix at their pleasure.


From Dessert Cocktails: 40 Deliciously Indulgent Sweet Drinks by David T. Smith and Keli Rivers, Ryland Peters & Small


Photography: Alex Luck © Ryland Peters & Small 2022


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