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.
What You’ll Need
- 1.25 ounces vodka
- 1.25 ounces half-and-half
- 1.25 ounces coffee liqueur
Combine everything over ice, stir, enjoy.