Hump Day Happy Hour: White Russian

standard March 5, 2015 Leave a response

White Russian Ingredients

I wanted to share with you tonight, a sneak peak of my home bar. Here is a snippet of what I’m working with:

home bar

There will be more on this in the coming weeks, but for now I’d like to draw your attention front and center.

There amidst the bad vermouth and tasty tequila lies my all time favorite bottle of spirit.

Tito’s Vodka.

I love the Tito’s. I put down a lot of it over the summer, primarily in the form of Vermonters. Tito’s is just flat out good vodka that is made in Texas and distilled six times and a bunch of other stuff I don’t quite understand.

Quick sidebar – A Vermonter is what I’ve loving named a Vodka Tonic, which abbreviates to “VT” which is the abbreviation for Vermont. You know what they say…in the depths of a mind insane.

Ok, back to Tito’s. What I like most about it is the bottle. Simple. Neutral colors. One might say it ties the bar together…which leads me to today’s cocktail: The White Russian.

The White Russian is a true hall of fame cocktail. Like the Tito’s bottle, it’s simple with neutral colors. And coffee. Well…coffee liqueur, but you get the idea.

I don’t really want to jibber jabber too much on this one because I decided to mess around with some video and it will likely take me all night to get this post on the Internet.

So here’s how to make a White Russian. Or “Caucasian” if you are The Dude.

  • 2 oz Vodka (Tito’s here)
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Cream (Half and Half, Milk, whatever)

Add some ice to a rocks glass and pour in the vodka and Kahlua. Next you want to add the cream, but I decided to “float” it in. Because that’s how we do over here.

Floating is basically layering an ingredient into a drink by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. This is where the video comes in.

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I’m doing but when the cream hits the booze it looks pretty cool!

Right? Right?

Anyway, this is an awesomely fun cocktail to prepare and drink. It’s a little boozy but sweet and delicious just the same.

white russian

If you are feeling saucy, try this guy’s big brother the Black Russian. It’s got a lot of vodka in it.

Big props to my production assistant (and wife), Joan. She can hit record like no other.


Prolific Party Drinker. Last One To Leave. Sausage Maker. Pizza Eater. Cocktail Novice.