This White Russian Drink Recipe is a festive, holiday treat! With peppermint, vodka and a touch of milk, it’s the perfect post-dinner drink!
Hello the cocktail of my 21st birthday.
Do you remember your 21st? Was it wild and crazy with a vague memory of foo-foo shots like scooby snacks and starbursts? And to only be welcomed by a hangover from he** the next day due to attempting to make it to 21 shots?
I actually pray that wasn’t your experience. Because there is no badge earned for making it that far except a badge of the worst hangover around.
Or was your 21st along the calmer route? Spent with family and friends and a few cocktails?
Luckily, this is how I welcomed my ability to legally drink. Also with a short trip to Vegas the next morning. Not to shabby, eh?
Well if there is one drink that takes me back, it would be white russians. I have had a love for them for as long as I can remember. It is a cocktail that my brother loved and I inherited the love of. It makes sense as it’s sweet, smooth and full of coffee. And it was an acceptable cocktail disguised as a dessert. Because no night is complete without something sweet.
In college, my roommates turned to me for their white russian needs as I had the skill down for making a killer drink. I loved experimenting with flavors of vodka, milk and even the flavors of coffee liquor.
With the holidays in full swing, how appropriate I dress the White Russian in holiday attire. Peppermint coffee liquor brings this holiday cocktail to life. Slightly sweet, velvety and full of peppermint flavor. The rest of the drink is extremely simple. A 1:1 ratio of vodka to Kahula, or coffee liquor. Have fun with this. Experiment with vanilla vodka or even chocolate vodka! Then fill the glass with creamer and milk of choice. While the classic White Russian uses cream, I believe it still tastes pretty darn good with vanilla almond milk.
This white russian drink recipe is the perfect night cap. A splash or heavy handed pour of vodka and kahlua will make just about any night merry and bright!
meal prep tips:
- since there is no ice in the drink, you can premix them, and store in the fridge until ready to consume. Then top with whipped cream, if desired! You can also add ice before the whipped cream, if you wish.
This White Russian Drink Recipe is a festive, holiday treat! With peppermint, vodka and a touch of milk, it's the perfect post-dinner drink!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1.5 ounce Vodka
- 1.5 ounce Peppermint Kahula
- 2 ounces Milk of choice
- Whipped Cream
- Crushed Candy Canes
- In a cocktail glass, filled half way with ice, add a 1:1 ratio of vodka and Kahula.
- Top with milk. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
*Recipe updated December 2016 to reflect cleaner ingredients. Coffee creamer was removed, and milk was increased. But if you wish, add a 1:1 ratio of peppermint mocha creamer and milk,