Calling all white russian fans!
Today I give you the second cocktail from the IG stories poll I did a couple weeks ago. The first installment was this apple cider crush (OMG, so good), and I am equally as excited about today’s recipe.
Here’s the thing: I love a white russian. They are not a “vogue” drink or anything, but sometimes, they hit the spot when I want something creamy and sweet and, well, delicious. But it’s definitely not a cocktail I would order regularly. It’s an “every now and then” situation. A treat, for sure.
I wanted to put a twist on the classic recipe. So I give you root beer white russians!
Now, here’s the thing: these are almost too easy to share. Hah. I hesitated with this recipe because all we’re really doing is adding root beer to the classic mix of Kahlua, vodka, and cream.
The result was soooo delicious, I just had to share.
Root beer is an unsung hero in the soda world, if you ask me. It tastes of childhood to me. While we didn’t drink a lot of soda growing up (and I drink it far less regularly as an adult), one things was always certain: my dad almost always had root beer on hand. It was (and still is) his favorite soda. When my mom worked weekends, my dad would whip out his speciality for my sisters and me: frozen pizzas and root beer. Both rare treats but oh so appreciated by 10-year-old Molly.
I still remember the taste of my very first root beer float. It was an epiphany moment. Like, I had zero clue that anything could taste so delicious and be so fun at the same time. My world was changed. And that’s sort of what brought me to today’s recipe. I love root beer but never drink it. When I do, I’m instantly transported to that childhood memory of root beer floats.
So, I wanted to make a sort of grown-up version sans the ice cream. That’s when the idea of a white russian popped in my head. It sort of tastes like a milkshake already, so why not add in some nostalgia in the way of root beer? And ya know what? It WORKED.
I think I actually prefer this version to a regular white russian now. The root beer works SO well with the coffee flavor of the Kahlua. And the cream just ties everything together.
Well, now we both know. You’re welcome.
Root beer white russians are a fun a twist on a classic cocktail that couldn’t be easier to make! Four ingredients and two minutes is all it takes to make these delicious and decadent cocktails.
- 2 oz Kahlua liqueur
- 4 oz vodka
- 12 oz root beer
- 2 oz heavy cream
- To a shaker filled with ice, combine the kahlua and vodka. Shake vigorously for a few seconds to mix well and chill the ingredients.
- Divide the mixture between two rocks glasses filled with ice.
- Top off each glass with root beer and then drizzle the heavy cream into each glass. Stir to combine the ingredients and serve immediately.
- Category: cocktail
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