Classic White Russian

Classic White Russian Cocktail Recipe via @mystylevita

It’s one of those drinks you just never think to order, but when you do you indulge and enjoy because it’s just THAT good. It’s a simple cocktail really, but for any coffee lover, it’s sort of the greatest treat ever. I love a good cocktail that works as double duty for a morning beverage too (don’t judge!). I decided to spice this classic white russian recipe up a bit and add vanilla vodka instead of just plain old vodka. Also, I garnished it with a little cinnamon and cinnamon stick. It adds a warmth to it that helps make you feel just that much more cozy while drinking it. You’ll want to snuggle up on the couch with a warm blanket with this cold winter weather and enjoy.

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Classic White Russian
Servings: 1
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • Cinnamon stick
  1. Pour vodka and Kahlua in a glass over ice. Float heavy cream over liquors and garnish with cinnamon stick.
  2. To float heavy cream, grab a spoon and turn it right side down at a slight angle. Slowly pour cream over spoon so it floats on the top. Stir gently.

Photos by Lady Flashback

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  1. This looks and sounds amazing. I bet adding kahlua to your morning coffee would be delicious too 🙂

    the way to my Hart

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Oh for sure! So good.

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  2. This looks so good! Yum!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  3. You’re right, I love this drink but never order when I’m out….looks delicious!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      I think this is going to be my new “dessert”.

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  4. stylemelauren wrote:

    i looooveee a good white russian!! Yum!!!! XO


    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  5. JAMIE wrote:

    Yum! You can’t go wrong with Kahlua! Pretty photos!


    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  6. Love your take on the White Russian!!! It looks so tasty!!! Can’t wait to test it out!!
    Pretty In Her Pearls

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  7. I LOVE White Russians! Never thought to put a cinnamon stick with it though, I’ll have to try that next time! 🙂

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • jessica wrote:

      It added just enough spice to it to make it a little different and perfect for winter!

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply


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