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holiday coffee cocktail

White Russian Cocktail Recipe

White Russian Cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, & cream. Not just for the holidays, this classic is a favorite for any season.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee liqueur, Irish cream, Vodka
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 glass


  • ounces Irish Cream such as Bailey's
  • 1 ounce milk
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce Kahlua Coffee Liqueur


  • Fill a small rocks glass or coffee cup with ice.
  • Add the Irish cream, milk, vodka, and Kahlua.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


For a seasonal twist, try using Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice or Peppermint Cream.
Any milk will work in this recipe— using half-and-half will result in an even more rich and creamy cocktail.
You can even substitute non-dairy milk such as oat or coconut.
To add a hint of cinnamon, try substituting the vodka for RumChata.
If you don’t have Kahlua, you can substitute strong brewed coffee or one shot of espresso.