White Russian II
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White Russian II
Cocktail recipe

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The White Russian II cocktail is a creamy and indulgent drink with a rich flavor profile that combines the bold, roasted notes of coffee liqueur with the clean, crisp essence ... more The White Russian II cocktail is a creamy and indulgent drink with a rich flavor profile that combines the bold, roasted notes of coffee liqueur with the clean, crisp essence of vodka, balanced smoothly by the velvety layer of cream. Typically served in a whisky glass, this popular beverage is a decadent treat, best enjoyed as a dessert cocktail or a comforting sipper in social gatherings or quiet evenings at home. Its creamy texture and coffee-infused taste make it a favorite among those who appreciate a beverage that's as luxurious as it is satisfying.
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Coffee liqueur
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17.38% | 1.06 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a White Russian II

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the vodka and Kahlúa together then float the cream on top using the back of a spoon
Add ice if desired, then serve
~ Like the Black Russian, this recipe can easily be made into a shot. ~

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FAQ's

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What is the origin of the White Russian cocktail?

The White Russian cocktail was created in the mid-20th century, and its exact origins are somewhat unclear. It is believed to have evolved from the Black Russian cocktail, which is a mix of vodka and coffee liqueur. The addition of cream to the Black Russian results in the White Russian. It gained considerable popularity worldwide, especially after being featured prominently in the 1998 film 'The Big Lebowski.'

FAQ

How do I properly serve a White Russian II?

The White Russian II should be served in a whisky glass. Begin by pouring the coffee liqueur, followed by vodka, over ice in the glass. Gently float cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon to layer it on the surface of the drink. It's served cold and stirred gently before drinking to mix the creamy layer with the rest of the cocktail.

FAQ

Can I make a dairy-free version of the White Russian II?

Yes, a dairy-free version of the White Russian II can easily be made by substituting the cream with a non-dairy alternative. Coconut cream, almond milk, or oat milk are popular choices that offer a creamy texture and can complement the flavors of the coffee liqueur and vodka.

FAQ

What variations of the White Russian cocktail exist?

Several variations of the White Russian exist, each adding a twist to the classic recipe. The Black Russian, as mentioned, omits the cream. A Dirty White Russian includes a splash of cola. The Blind Russian uses Baileys Irish Cream instead of regular cream. There's also the White Cuban, which uses rum instead of vodka.

FAQ

Is the White Russian II considered a strong drink?

The White Russian II, with an alcohol content of approximately 17.38%, is considered to be moderately strong. The presence of cream tends to soften the alcohol's impact, making it a smoother drink. However, due to its alcohol content, it should still be consumed in moderation.

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