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Sugar Cookie White Russian

sugar cookie white russian cocktail

Imagine a drink that captures the essence of your favorite holiday cookies, mixed with the smooth, velvety texture of a classic cocktail. The Sugar Cookie White Russian does just that, offering a unique blend of sweet and creamy flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds. This innovative cocktail takes the familiar comfort of a White Russian and infuses it with the irresistible taste of sugar cookies, creating a beverage that’s both nostalgic and refreshingly new. Perfect for any occasion, this drink is a must-try for anyone looking to add a little sweetness to their evening.

Tasting Notes

The Sugar Cookie White Russian is a creamy and sweet treat. When you take a sip, you’ll first taste the smooth, rich cream mixed with the warm vanilla flavor that reminds you of fresh-baked sugar cookies. Then, the coffee liqueur adds a deep, slightly bitter taste that balances the sweetness perfectly. It’s a cozy drink that feels like a hug in a glass.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this drink, you’ll need a few simple tools:

  • A shaker or a stirring spoon
  • A measuring cup or jigger
  • A glass for serving, ideally a lowball glass

Using a lowball glass is perfect because it’s just the right size for this drink and makes it easy to enjoy every sip.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Sugar Cookie White Russian:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce of cream or milk
  • ½ ounce of sugar cookie syrup (you can find this at the store or make your own)
  • Optional: whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish
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Instructions

  1. Fill your glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka, coffee liqueur, and sugar cookie syrup.
  3. Add the cream or milk on top.
  4. Stir everything together until it’s well mixed.
  5. If you like, add whipped cream and sprinkles on top for an extra special touch.

Pro Tips

  • If you want your drink to be extra creamy, use heavy cream instead of milk.
  • For a stronger sugar cookie taste, add a little more syrup.
  • Chill your glass before making the drink to keep it cool longer.

When to Serve

This drink is perfect for special occasions, especially during the holiday season. It’s also great for a cozy night in or whenever you want something sweet and comforting.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the vodka, a smooth, high-quality brand like Grey Goose or Absolut will make your drink even better. For the coffee liqueur, Kahlúa is a great choice because it adds the perfect coffee flavor.

Similar Cocktails

If you like the Sugar Cookie White Russian, here are five similar drinks you might enjoy:

  1. Classic White Russian – The original version without the sugar cookie flavor.
  2. Mudslide – A creamy cocktail with coffee liqueur, vodka, and Irish cream.
  3. Espresso Martini – A coffee-flavored cocktail that’s more on the strong side.
  4. Vanilla White Russian – Adds vanilla flavor to the classic recipe.
  5. Salted Caramel White Russian – A sweet and salty twist on the classic.

History

The White Russian cocktail was first created in the 1940s or 1950s. It became really popular in the 1990s, thanks to the movie “The Big Lebowski.” The Sugar Cookie White Russian is a newer version that adds a sweet twist to the original recipe.

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FAQs

Can I make this drink non-alcoholic?
Yes! Just use non-alcoholic versions of vodka and coffee liqueur, and follow the rest of the recipe as is.

What if I can’t find sugar cookie syrup?
You can make your own by simmering water, sugar, and a bit of vanilla extract until it thickens into a syrup.

Can I use something other than cream?
Absolutely! Milk, half-and-half, or any non-dairy milk works great too.

This Sugar Cookie White Russian is a delightful mix of sweet and creamy flavors that’s sure to become your new favorite. Give it a try, and enjoy the taste of dessert in a glass!

sugar cookie white russian cocktail

Sugar Cookie White Russian

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce of cream or milk
  • ½ ounce of sugar cookie syrup (you can find this at the store or make your own)
  • Optional: whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

    1. Fill your glass with ice.
    2. Pour in the vodka, coffee liqueur, and sugar cookie syrup.
    3. Add the cream or milk on top.
    4. Stir everything together until it's well mixed.
    5. If you like, add whipped cream and sprinkles on top for an extra special touch.

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Sugar Cookie White Russian
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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