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Here’s Why You Should Drink a White Russian This Weekend

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White Russian is what you should drink this weekend

The Northern Hemisphere is well into winter, and some of the coldest days are yet to come. In much of the U.S., however, spring-like temperatures are already upon us. Maybe it has to do with the fact that global temperatures have risen for a third straight year and winter just isn’t what it used to be. But don’t be fooled — spring-like temperatures aren’t warm, just warmer. That means it’s the perfect weekend to enjoy a cocktail that’s both cold and perfect for all the winter feels: the White Russian.

A White Russian is the type of drink that fulfills your needs, whether you seek stress relief or help overcoming a life obstacle. Equal parts pure white half-and-half, Russian vodka, and coffee liqueur, this cocktail will have you smooth-talking your way into the hearts of almost everyone around you in no time. As for the people you can’t win over, they just haven’t learned the Russian way — yet.

The drink may seem simple, but it’s Russia-strong and packed like a Matryoshka doll. Settle into your comfiest robe, slightly crack a window to let that brisk air into your home, and pour yourself a White Russian this weekend. The Dude would be proud.

White Russian

What You’ll Need

  • 1.25 ounces vodka
  • 1.25 ounces half-and-half
  • 1.25 ounces coffee liqueur

Directions

Combine everything over ice, stir, enjoy.

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