The White Russian dates back to 1949 at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels.
Belgian barman Gustave Tops created the cocktail in honour of the Pele Mesta, the US Ambassador to Luxembourg at the time.
The White Russian is a cocktail made from vodka, coffee liqueur and cream and inherited its name as vodka is the main ingredient.
The cocktail quickly rose to popularity in 1998 when cult film The Big Lebowski was released as the cocktail was It The Dude's tipple of choice throughout the film.
How to make the perfect White Russian
- 50ml Vodka
- 25ml Kahlua
- 50ml Cream
Method: Add vodka and Kahlua to a cocktail shaker with ice to combine and chill. Pour into a glass over ice and slowly top with cream.
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