The White Russian isn’t Russian at all, but rather an American invention! The cocktail first appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock back in 1930, and it consisted of gin, vodka, and crème de cacao. At the time, vodka was an almost exclusively Russian export, hence the name. Over time, it evolved into the present day drink of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream – or in our case, coconut!
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Kahlúa coffee liqueur or Amaretto or crème de cacao
1 oz coconut milk or heavy cream
(Opt) small splash of cinnamon or ginger liqueur
Add ice and ingredients to rocks glass, stir and serve