A White Russian Recipe With Kahlua
A White Russian recipe with Kahlua is a classic and creamy cocktail drink that is prepared with Kahlua, vodka, and milk or cream. This drink is served in old fashioned glasses over ice on the rocks.
The vodka and the Kahlua are first poured into a glass filled with ice. This drink is then topped off with milk or half and half. This drink looks great as it is generally not stirred. The intense dark Kahlua and the vodka rests at the bottom of the glass that with the contrasting white milk or half and half layer above it.
A White Russian made with Kahlua is an ideal drink for any social gathering either at home or outside.
White Russian Recipe
- One cup of ice cubes
- 1 to 1½ oz vodka
- ½ to 1 ½ oz Kahlua
- Cream, half & half or milk to top off the glass or to fill it
- Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)
First fill a highball or rocks glass with ice. Then pour the vodka into the glass. You can either use a measuring cup or pour a portion of the vodka from a mini bottle. These mini bottles are 50 milliliters and they are equal to 1.69 fluid ounces. You need to pour a little more than half of the mini bottle to get a fluid ounce. If you are using one and one half ounces of vodka, then pour the contents of an entire mini bottle and call it even.
After adding the vodka, pour the Kahlua into the glass without stirring the drink. Some people prefer to stir the ingredients at this phase with a swizzle stick to make the alcoholic ingredients blend well. And there are some who prefer to pour the Kahlua before the Vodka. But even if the Kahlua is poured second, it tends to settle at the bottle of the glass as it is heavier.
The next step is to top off the glass with half and half or milk. After adding the milk or cream the drink is not stirred. This is because the main alcoholic ingredients should rest at the bottle of the glass so that it contrasts with the milk.
If desired you have the option of garnishing the drink with a maraschino cherry. It can be rested on the surface of the drink itself as it will be supported by the ice cubes in the drink.
When serving the drink you can use a cocktail straw if desired. This will help your guests sip the alcoholic ingredients at the bottom of the drink or if the wish they can stir the drink.
I hope you enjoy this White Russian Recipe made with Kahlua!