The White Russian came about in the ’60s when someone added a bit of cream to the Black Russian, rendering it white. Neither drink is Russian in origin, but the name refers to the vodka, a spirit often associated with Russia. It would be a great story to say that the White Russian’s star rose from that point on, but that would not be true. The truth is the White Russian suffered a bit from a stodgy, antiquated reputation until the 1998 movie “The Big Lebowski” came along and breathed new life into the cocktail with Jeff Bridges’ character, the Dude, sipping it exclusively—and constantly. It’s one of popular culture’s best drinks-related successes, right up there with Carrie Bradshaw’s impact on the Cosmo. Of course, if you want to order it like the Dude, throw in the occasional call for a “Caucasian.” The barkeep will know what you mean. Adding LS Cream to a traditional White Russian gives it the decadent feeling you've been craving.


Ingredient Amount Ingredient Name
1 ½ oz. LS Cream Liqueur
2 oz. Vodka
1-2 oz. Whole Milk or Nut Milk
1 tbsp. Hot Water
1 tbsp. Instant Coffee Powder
1 tbsp. Honey or Granulated Sugar
¼ tsp. Vanilla Extract (Optional)

Tools Of The Trade

  • Jigger
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • Bar Spoon
  • Rocks Glass


  1. Combine the hot water, instant coffee, honey or sugar in a bowl.
  2. Whip until fluffy and light using an electric mixer.
  3. Fill a glass with ice, add the vodka, LS Cream, and a splash of vanilla.
  4. Stir.
  5. Pour the milk over and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon the whipped coffee overtop and gently stir.

Shop this Recipe