Did You Know White Russian Cocktail May Not Have Any Russian Connect At All After All

If you are wondering how, you could add a bit of spark in your vodka, then you have come to the right place. White Russian is among the best cocktails that you will ever come across. It only needs a few elements and leaves you satisfied to bits with its enticing flavours. It is a potent, sweet concoction made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream served over ice, though it’s common for the cream component to be simply substituted for milk sometimes.

The origin of the White Russian is not clearly defined anywhere but it is believed that the fusion of the drink came around the 1950's. The name ‘White Russian’ in fact has nothing to do with drink. According to a popular belief, there was a cocktail that was especially prepared for the American ambassador, Perle Mesta, during her stay at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in 1949. It was the early days of the Cold War era, so a bartender named Gustav felt that a dark, ‘ominous’ drink would be an appropriate drink for the given occasion. The base of White Russian is believed to be the part of this drink as the entire recipe is the same. The only distinguishing element would be the luscious milk that goes into it. Another 'Russian' element about the drink is vodka itself, which as we all know is so important in the drinking culture of Russia. The White Russian can be easily added to your bartending arsenal, so whenever you host a glamorous cocktail party, this drink would be an instant crowd pleaser. Here’s the recipe for White Russian.


  • 60 ml vodka
  • 20 ml coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 22 ml heavy cream
  • 2-3 ice cubes


1. In an old-fashioned glass add vodka, coffee liqueur and cream. Give it a good mix.

2. Then carefully add ice cubes and give it a good stir.

Enjoy your delish concoction of White Russian