White Russian With Kahlua Recipe

White Russian With Kahlua Recipe

This classic Kahlua White Russian has a creamy and rich coffee taste. Made with just a few ingredients and two minutes, this White Russian with Kahlua recipe is always a crowd's favorite!

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White Russian with cinnamon stick in a glass
Drinks and Beverages

This classic drink is full of flavor. It's one of my favorite options to serve over the holidays! It's so easy to make, and it tastes great. Let me show you my tips and tricks for this creamy White Russian cocktail!

What You'll Need to Make a Classic White Russian

White Russian ingredients

Here is the full list of all ingredients needed for this recipe. For precise measurements, please look at the recipe card.
  • Vodka: I used Tito's vodka as in my other cocktail recipes. You can use any vodka you prefer.
  • Kahlua: Kahlua is a classic for this cocktail recipe. It has a smooth and rich coffee taste.
  • Half-and-half: I used half-and-half for this classic cocktail. It goes so well with the coffee liqueur and vodka. It gives such a pleasant creamy taste.
  • Ice: We need a few ice cubes to add to the glass before pouring the liqueur and cream.

What Tools Do I Need to Make this Kahlua White Russian

You will need some basic home bartending tools and gadgets for this cocktail.
  • Old-fashioned lowball glass
  • Something to measure the liqueur, like jigger
  • Bar spoon

How to make the perfect White Russian cocktail

You can make this classic cocktail in just 2 minutes!
  1. Add ice halfway to the lowball glass.
  2. Add Kahlua and vodka.
  3. Pour the half-and-half and gently stir with the bar spoon to get the swirl effect.
White Russian pouring the creamer in the glass
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Recipe Variations

  • If you want to cut down the calories, use milk instead or make it the Black Russian.
  • Want to add more creaminess? Replace the half-and-half with the heavy cream instead. This will give it an additional creaminess and a fantastic swirl effect when you gently stir the drink with the spoon.
  • Don't like a coffee taste? Use Baileys Irish Cream (the Original) instead of Kahlua.
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White Russian in a glass with a cinnamon stick

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White Russian With Kahlua Recipe

White Russian with cinnamon stick in a glass

This classic Kahlua White Russian has a creamy and rich coffee taste. Made with just a few ingredients and two minutes, this White Russian with Kahlua recipe is always a crowd's favorite!


Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 3.5 oz half-and-half
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Add ice halfway to the old-fashioned lowball glass.

  • Step 2

    Add vodka and Kahlua.

  • Step 3

    Pour half-and-half and gently stir with the bar spoon.


Notes

  •  If you want to make a stronger cocktail, cut down the half-and-half.


1 Comments

  • Angie
    Angie
    Posted on: February 17, 2022 11:04 PM

    Love this White Russian cocktail, it was one of my favorite recipes so far!!

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