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White Russian

Pouring a White Russian, one finds a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream that’s both smooth and bold. This drink strikes the perfect balance between being sweet and strong, making it a favorite after dinner or during a relaxed gathering. The mix of ingredients offers a creamy texture with a coffee kick that appeals to many. It’s easy to make, requiring no fancy techniques, just a simple stir. To enjoy a classic cocktail with a twist, the White Russian is a go-to choice. Try making it yourself to understand why it’s a top drink.

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image of a White Russian cocktail. The drink is served in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. It shows distinct layers, with clear vodka at the bottom, a middle layer of dark coffee liqueur, and a top layer of smooth, creamy white heavy cream. The glass is on a wooden bar counter with a cozy, dimly lit bar ambiance in the background. The cocktail is garnished with a few coffee beans on the cream layer, adding an elegant touch.

White Russian

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee, cream, Vodka, white russian
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Savor the classic White Russian cocktail recipe: a creamy blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. Perfect for relaxing evenings.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 splash heavy cream


  • Pour your mixed liquids over a double rocks glass that's been completely filled with ice, in the order listed above
  • After you've poured in the vodka and liqueur, gently stir it.
  • Then add the cream, pouring gently so it floats.
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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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