Drink Recipe:: The White Russian

by Negronis Greg

Today we're talking about the classic cocktail, the White Russian. This drink has a rich history and is a go-to for those who love creamy cocktails. So let's dive in and learn more about the White Russian!

Origin Story: The White Russian is said to have originated in the 1940s or 1950s, but its exact origin is unknown. It is believed to be a variation of the Black Russian, which is made with vodka and coffee liqueur. The White Russian gained popularity in the 1990s thanks to the movie "The Big Lebowski," in which the main character, The Dude, drinks them throughout the film.



  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Hanger 1 Vodka and Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.
  3. Top with a splash of heavy cream or half and half.
  4. Stir gently and enjoy!

Best Craftsmanship: There's no one person or place that is known for crafting the best White Russian, as it is a fairly simple cocktail to make. However, some bartenders may have their own spin on the classic recipe, such as using flavored vodka or adding a dash of vanilla extract. As long as the proportions of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream are balanced, you're sure to have a delicious White Russian.

Pairing: The White Russian is a decadent cocktail that pairs well with sweet and rich desserts, such as chocolate cake or tiramisu. It's also a great after-dinner drink to enjoy while relaxing with friends or family.

If you're looking for a twist on the classic recipe, try swapping out the vodka for whiskey to make a "Dirty Russian," or adding a dash of peppermint schnapps for a festive holiday cocktail. However you choose to enjoy it, the White Russian is a delicious and timeless cocktail that is sure to please.

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