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White Russian – Three Ways!

White Russian's Three Ways

I’m usually a wine and beer gal.  I’ll order a cocktail every now and then if we go out some place that’s known for good cocktails, but typically – I stick to wine and beer.

I wish I was more of a fun cocktail maker.  Sometimes I try to be fancy and make things like Apple Cider Sangria, Grapefruit Moscow Mules, a Cranberry Vodka Smash, or in today’s case – White Russian’s!

White Russian's Three Ways

I first had the idea to make a peppermint White Russian, and my imagination kind of spiraled from there.  I eyed my carton of eggnog in the refrigerator and thought – well THAT would be good in a White Russian too!

Then I saw the bottle of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur in our liquor cabinet and thought – what the heck, let’s do THREE White Russian recipes!

What Is a White Russian?

So what exactly is a White Russian?  A classic White Russian has a combination of vodka, cream, and Kahlua.  It’s creamy, delicious, and to me it’s a great after-dinner drink.

Peppermint White Russian

While all of my variations are quite different from each other, they are all incredible easy to make.  The Peppermint White Russian is a combination of Peppermint Schnapps, vodka, Kahlua, and cream.  I got fancy and dipped the rim in crushed candy canes which is super optional but also super cute.  Your choice.

Next up, I added some eggnog to the White Russian, along with another fancy rim of nutmeg sugar.  I think if I had to choose, this one was my favorite.  I’m an eggnog lover through and through!

Eggnog White Russian

Last up, I did a White Chocolate Caramel White Russian.  This one was definitely Marc’s favorite.  It has a couple of special ingredients in it – Godiva’s White Chocolate Liqueur and caramel vodka.  This one is definitely along the lines of dessert!  For the glass, I simply drizzled some caramel sauce along the glass and allowed it to drip a little before pouring in the drink.

Each one of these would be a really fun holiday cocktail.  Whether it’s for happy hour, a dessert drink, or a night cap – you’ll definitely be feeling merry!

Peppermint White Russian


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Servings: 1 White Russian


Peppermint White Russian:

  • Crushed candy canes
  • 1 shot Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua
  • 1 shot heavy cream

White Chocolate Caramel White Russian:

  • Caramel sauce
  • 1 shot Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 shot caramel flavored vodka
  • 1 shot heavy cream
  • 1 shot Kahlua

Eggnog White Russian:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 shot eggnog
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua


Prepare glass:

  • For peppermint version: Place crushed candy canes in a shallow bowl. Dip cocktail glass in water and then in candy canes.
  • For white chocolate caramel version: Drizzle caramel along edge of cocktail glass.
  • For eggnog version: Combine sugar and nutmeg in a shallow bowl. Dip cocktail glass in water and then in nutmeg sugar.

Make White Russians:

  • Combine all remaining ingredients of specific White Russian you want to make in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into prepared cocktail glass filled with ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Each recipe makes one cocktail
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White Russians Three Ways

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