The White Russian cocktail is one of my “go-to” after dinner drinks, especially in the fall and winter. I enjoy trying new cocktail recipes and attempting to create my own new cocktails so lately I have been experimenting with flavored vodkas.
I bought a number of mini bottles of various flavored vodkas to try out so I would not be stuck with full bottles of liquor that I did not like (a lesson I should have learned years ago…). I found that substituting vanilla vodka for the regular vodka in a White Russian gives the drink a nice smooth taste. The vanilla taste is not obvious, but instead gives the drink a little extra depth of flavor.
I tried to come up with a creative name for this drink, but decided to keep it simple and call it a Vanilla White Russian. I used whole milk instead of cream to keep the calories down, however anything from skim milk all the way up to half and half can be used in this recipe.
Vanilla White Russian
Fill glass with ice
Add 2 ounces Kahlua
Add 1 ounce vanilla vodka
Fill glass with cream or milk
Include a stir stick or straw
What is your favorite flavored vodka?