The Dude’s White Russian

White Russian
White Russian

You obviously saw the epic movie The Big Lebowski, but have you tried The Dude’s favorite drink White Russian?  This is a pretty obscure drink made famous by this 1998 movie.  It’s origin is the drink Black Russian, it becomes a White Russian when adding cream.  Neither of them are of Russian origin, the name simply comes from the vodka in it.

The recipe is actually quite simple, it’s made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream, served with ice in a low and wide glass.  You need a quality coffee liqueur, ie Kahlúa or Tia Maria.  This drink is not for those on a diet though, it’s supposed to be sweet, rich and just delicious.  We all deserve that every now and then.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 parts quality vodka
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • 1 part lightly whipped cream

Build it up with the vodka, then coffee liqueur and finally cream on top.  It’s supposed to be drunk through the cream.  Careful when dropping the ice cubes into it.  If you want to be fancy try a little shredded muscat on top of the cream.  Enjoy!

To set the mood, here are some of the best quotes from The Big Lebowski:

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