5 Ingredients or Fewer

White Russian

October  5, 2017
4 Stars
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This rather unsubtle, postwar favorite was restored to relevancy by the Coen Brothers film 'The Big Lebowski,' in which Jeff Bridge's sublimely unfazed Dude drinks them religiously. It's a good drink if you're not inclined toward a lot of thinking at the moment (which was just about any moment for the Dude). The vodka ensures it doesn't approach the flavor complexity of a Brandy Alexander. But if both vodka and cream and coffee are among your favorite things, this may be your jam. —Robert Simonson

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Kahlúa
  • 3/4 ounce heavy cream
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled and well integrated, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass.

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