The White Russian is a modern cocktail that became very popular when The Big Lebowski came out in 1998. The Dude drinks White Russian cocktails constantly throughout the film, seen on screen having a total of 9 drinks.The cocktail became very popular after the film was released, but you might not know that it was actually created in 1949, 50 years before the film came out. The cocktail originates from Brussels in 1949 when a Belgian barman, Gustave Tops created both the White Russian and the Black Russian at the Hotel Metropole in honor of the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta. The White Russian is not named after its country of origin, but named after Russia as vodka is the main ingredient.
In our recipe we use Black Cow vodka which makes the drink have a creamy taste, blended with our own Kuka espresso. Kahlúa is a rich tasting coffee liqueur which brings a sweet taste to the cocktail.
Black Cow vodka is an original and authentic type of whey based vodka, inspired by Araka, an alcoholic form of fermented milk Gengis Khan used to give to his armies. Taking inspiration from this, Black Cow vodka is the only vodka in the world made completely from milk products.
Kahlúa originates from Mexico 1936, when two brothers added rum, sugar and 100% arabica coffee together. Kahlúa is credited with being one of the first producer of coffee liquors in the world, with it being named after the Arabic slang word for coffee. In the 1960’s the company became a media sensation as it was one of few companies that had all female leadership, and since 1980 it has been the number one coffee liqueur making it perfect for our White Russian!