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This Eggnog White Russian is the BEST White Russian Recipe for the holidays!
It’s probably a dirty little secret around here, but White Russians are one of my favorite cocktails. Because it really tastes like an iced coffee (and cold brew coffee is the bestest!) and it is one-third cream. Yes, I said cream, friends. This is a sweet, cold and creamy cocktail that you will love as much as I do!
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We have totally shifted into holiday mode. We have chilly weather and have had some snow already. I am ready to sit next to a warm fire sipping on the best White Russian Recipe. Anyone want to join?
For most people, White Russians came into play in 1998, when the Coen Brothers movie Big Lebowski “The Dude” caused an inadvertent White Russian revival. Note: I have embraced that fully.
I do consider a White Russian a year round cocktail, but I especially think of it as a holiday cocktail. And by especially I mean, we put eggnog in this one. Eggnog. In place of the cream. The richer the better. Calories during the holidays don’t count, right?
But first, let’s talk about how to make a traditional White Russian!
What Ingredients are In a White Russian?
- Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
Easy to make, you add the vodka and Kahlua to a glass with ice, then add a splash of cream drizzled over the back of a spoon so it doesn’t fully mix. Then when you are ready, give it a stir. The ratios are usually 1 part vodka, 1 part Kahlua and 1 part cream. 3 ingredients, easy peasy.
Because there are only 3 ingredients they are great for parties. It’s easy for guests to make their own drinks since it’s so simple. Plus, lets be honest, we have these ingredients on hand for those unexpected visitors that drop by during the holidays. It’s so easy to whip them up in a pinch.
What Ingredients are Needed for the Eggnog White Russian?
- Kahula (coffee liqueur)
We added eggnog to this one for the funky flavor from it, which makes it such a great holiday themed cocktail with one easy ingredient swap! Makes for a great rich cocktail, and we encourage you to make the switch, but check the list below if you want to try something different for your best White Russian recipe!
What cream is used in a White Russian?
Here are your choices:
- Like we mentioned, heavy cream will make a very rich and creamy drink! The classic choice.
- Half and half, which is half milk and half cream. Good alternative if you want to cut the richness but still have some creamy texture.
- Whole milk: the less fat option, so not as creamy but will still have a touch of rich about it.
- Eggnog: like in this recipe. Perfect for the holidays, this is even a richer choice than any of the above.
Hope you try this great holiday cocktail! It’s a tasty choice!
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- French Toast White Russians – Hunger Thirst Play
- Cinnamon White Russian – Feast and West
- Caramel Creme Brulee White Russian – 3 Yummy Tummies
This Eggnog White Russian is the best White Russian recipe for the holidays! Give this easy and tasty cocktail a try!
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1 oz eggnog
- dash of nutmeg
- Pour vodka and coffee liqueur into glass with ice.
- Pour eggnog over a spoon into glass.
- Garnish with dash of nutmeg.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 3.8gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 1.1g
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