White Russian

Sometimes you need to go old school – and not in the classic sense, but in the “I don’t want to admit I own platform shoes and a leisure suit from the 70’s” kind of way.   Or in my case, that I used to own multiple pairs of Doc Martens and wear way too much flannel.  But like The Dude, life is too short to worry too much about the state of one’s wardrobe, especially when drinks are in order.  However, this doesn’t mean that a “classic” like the Big Lebowski’s Caucasian can’t get a little updating every now and then.

White Russian

1 1/2 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. vodka
1 – 2 oz. sweet cream*
shaved chocolate

Combine Kahlua & vodka with ice, shake and strain into cocktail glass.  Top with float of sweet cream.  Garnish with shaved chocolate.

* For sweet cream, combine 2 oz. heavy cream, 2 pinches of raw sugar & 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract in cocktail shaker with a few chips of crushed ice and the spring from a Hawthorne strainer.  Shake lightly to dissolve sugar and get a bit of froth – but NOT to a whipped consistency.  Good for White Russians & Irish Coffees.

Recipe courtesy of Alberta Straub.

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