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Carrot Cake White Russian Cocktail Recipe

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Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by Leah Hall

Perfect for spring, but tasty all year, this Carrot Cake cocktail is great for Easter brunch or breakfast. This Carrot Cake White Russian is a spring must make drink featuring carrot infused cream and allspice for the flavors of the great dessert.


A classic White Russian cocktail combines vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream for a delicious creamy drink that an ideal after dinner drink. But, for this spring recipe we wanted to change up flavors a bit. We infused the cream with fresh carrot juice and added some allspice dram to the cocktail for a Carrot Cake feel. Try our Chai White Russian, too!


Another fun carrot cocktail could be a Carrot Cake Martini which would please the Easter bunny at Easter brunch! We think any sweet cocktail would.


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Orange and brown carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass with separate layers, spoon stirring

What is a White Russian?

The Russian part of this classic cocktail references the vodka in the drink, meaning that vodka is a classic Russian liquor.

Kahlua being poured into rocks glass from jigger

The White Russian came to be after someone invented the Black Russian cocktail around 1949. That drink is a combo of just coffee liqueur and vodka. But some years later, someone thought to add cream, and the classic White Russian recipe was born.

Orange and brown carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass with separate layers

Traditionally, the White Russian is served over ice in a rocks glass. When made, it can either be shaken in a cocktail shaker with all ingredients together, or the cocktail ingredients can be poured into the glass so that the cream and alcohol create layers.

orange carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass

Try out our Eggnog White Russian!

Carrot Cake White Russian Ingredients

We are assuming most of the ingredients you have in your home bar inventory. Maybe not the allspice dram, but we have a homemade recipe for you.

  • Vodka – just use whatever brand you like. You can also feel free to use vanilla vodka or cake vodka if you want an even sweeter Carrot Cake cocktail!
  • Coffee Liqueur – again, use your favorite brand. Some great suggestions are Kahlua, Mr Black, or St George NOLA Coffee.
  • Allspice Dram – we used our homemade allspice dram recipe, but there are some store-bought options like St Elizabeth or Bitter Truth Pimento Dram.
  • Carrot Cream – recipe ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below, but it is a great combo of fresh carrot juice, heavy whipping cream, brown sugar and a dash of sea salt. Adds a dash of spring to this cocktail!
  • Nutmeg – grated nutmeg over the top of the cocktail for a garnish.

orange carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass

How to Make a Carrot Cake Cocktail

This Carrot Cake White Russian is the easiest drink to make because you can just mix in the glass, no shaking required! You can shake if you would like, though, or stir when you build in the glass. Or, just float the cream on top of the vodka, coffee liqueur and allspice dram. I love the separate and yet floating ingredients, makes such a pretty drink!

orange carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass, spoon stirring

This recipe makes one drink, and takes just a few minutes to make.


Enjoy this spring twist on the classic cocktail, which makes it perfect for Easter sipping! Perfect for brunch, or after meal decadence!

orange carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass

Carrot Cream

You don’t really need a single carrot to make the carrot cream. You just need some fresh carrot juice. So, you may need some carrots if you are making your own juice, but store bought is great! We got some great fresh carrot juice at Trader Joe’s! Make sure to strain with a fine mesh strainer if you need to.

orange cream being poured into brown cocktail in rocks glass

Make sure to check the recipe below for how to make this great spring-y ingredient.

orange cream being poured into brown cocktail in rocks glass

Tips & Tricks

  • Liquor Choices – Always use good quality liquor, not the cheap stuff. Just make sure to use one you like because good liquor makes a difference! Some other fun flavors in a combination of liqueurs to try in this might be cinnamon schnapps, butterscotch schnapps, vanilla vodka, cake vodka, coconut rum or more!
  • Perfect for a Crowd – This is the easiest drink to make for a crowd because of how easy they are to make!
  • Kahlua – if you want to try some different flavors of Kahlua like Salted Caramel and Blonde Roast would be great for this Carrot Cake cocktail!
  • Glass – a large rocks glass is perfect for this cocktail. We prefer it over ice cubes, but you could serve it in a martini glass without ice.
  • Garnish – we just grated nutmeg over the top of this carrot cake cocktail recipe, but some other ideas could be: whipped cream on top, using cream cheese icing as a cream cheese rim with sprinkles, shaved coconut or coffee beans. Or, a small carrot garnish. You could also dip the rim of the glass in a few tablespoons of butterscotch sauce, and then let the prepared glass sit for a little to harden.

Orange and brown carrot cake cocktail in rocks glass with separate layers

Or, if you need some Champagne Drinks for Easter, we have those too! If you want to keep the carrot flavor going, try this delicious spiced carrot cake smoothie from Homemade Hooplah. Cheers!


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Yield: 1

Carrot Cake Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A Carrot Cake White Russian cocktail is perfect for spring brunch, or Easter dinner! Or, plan as an after dinner sip!


  • 2 ounces vodka (or vanilla vodka)
  • .75 ounce coffee liqueur
  • .25 ounce allspice dram
  • 1 ounce carrot cream (recipe below)

Carrot Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • dash of salt


Carrot Cream

1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil and when sugar is dissolved turn down to low.

2. Let reduce slightly until the mixture is orange and creamy. Take off of heat and strain with a fine mesh strainer.

3. Let cool in a small bowl and before using skim off the layer on the top.

Carrot Cake White Russian

1. Add ice to a rocks glass and pour in vodka, coffee liqueur and allspice dram.

2. Pour carrot cream over the top. Stir if desired.

3. Grate nutmeg over the top.

4. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 10.6gSaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 14.1gSugar: 13.2gProtein: .6g

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