Sometimes going into Thirsty Thursday I am here to debunk what are thought be cultural drinks, and are simply American made with fancy names. Today is just that day. On a regular (daily) basis I learn so much about what I am writing about. Today again is one of those days. I thought I would continue our Russian theme this week by featuring a White Russian. I was hoping to find out that this popular creamy beverage had a rich culture in the Motherland, but I was sadly mistaken.
White Russians consist of vodka, coffee liqueur (most popularly Kahlua), and cream or milk. This came out of the popular drink the Black Russian in 1949 in the United States. A White Russian is a Black Russian with creme. Neither have anything to do with the former soviet state, they are just named Russians because their primary ingredient is vodka.
Even though you won’t be pairing this drink with pickled herring it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in its creamy deliciousness. Follow the recipe below:
1 ½ Ounces Vodka
¾ Ounces Kahlua
¾ Ounces Heavy Cream
Old Fashion Glass
Shake well with ice, strain into chilled Old Fashion glass, sip and enjoy.