White Russian (cocktail)
iba = yes
name = White Russian
caption = An unstirred White Russian cocktail made with fresh
type = cocktail
vodka = yes
coffee = yes
served = rocks
drinkware = old
ingredients = * 5.0 cl (5 parts)
* 2.0 cl (2 parts) Coffee liqueur
* 3.0 cl (3 parts) Fresh
prep = Pour coffee liqueur and vodka directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on the top and stir in slowly.
footnotes = IBA classifies this as an After Dinner cocktail.A White Russian is a sweet
cocktailmade from vodka, coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúaor Tia Maria), and creamserved in an old-fashioned glasswith ice. Milkis often used as a substitute for cream.
Origin of the name
The drink is not traditionally
Russian, but is so named due to vodka being the primary ingredient. The "White Russians" were an anti-Bolshevik group from the Russian Civil War.
Oxford English Dictionaryonline refers to the first mention of the word "White Russian" in the context of a cocktail as appearing in the Oakland (California) Tribune on 21 November 1965. It was placed in the newspaper as an insert: "White Russian. 1 oz. each Coffee Southern, vodka, cream."
*White Russians are the favored drink of "The Dude" character in "
The Big Lebowski".cite web
title=Is The Big Lebowski a cultural milestone?
10 October, 2008] He also refers to them as Caucasians.
*In the movie "Catwoman", the title character orders a White Russian with no vodka, no ice, and no Kahlúa, making it simply a glass of cream/milk.
*White Russian was a popular flavor of
Ben and Jerry'sice cream, although it is no longer produced. The ice cream was based on the flavor of the drink, and included Kahlúa flavoring.
As with all cocktails, various modes of preparation exist, varying according to the recipes and styles of particular bars or mixologists. Most common varieties have adjusted amounts of vodka or coffee liqueur, or mixed brands of coffee liqueur. Shaking the cream in order to thicken it prior to pouring it over the drink is also common. It is important to note that Kahlúa is the brand of coffee liqueur most commonly associated with White Russians, mostly because it has become something of a
genericized trademarkfor coffee liqueur; a recipe for the beverage is also present on the back of a bottle of Kahlúa. [ [http://www.kahlua.com/print_recipes/drinks.html Kahlua.com drinks page] ]
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