White Russian – If there’s a Heaven, this is It

(For SI blog readers Mallukuttan, Shadowfax_Arbit, Gandhiji et al)

Ever since we watched Oscar winner Jeff Bridges’ old comedy The Big Lebowski, we’ve been dying to try out the White Russian.

If you remember the movie, that’s The Dude’s favorite drink.

As a matter of fact, White Russian’s popularity in recent years owes to The Big Lebowski.

There are differing opinions on the origins of the White Russian.

On Wiki, there’s some talk that White Russian’s origins may date back to the end of World War I while others see references to it in the mid-1950s.

Like all things old, the White Russian’s origins too remain shrouded in the mists of history.

This evening, our White Russian urge got so high that we perforce had to capitulate before Bacchus.

White Russian
White Russian – The Dude was Right

We already had Skyy Vodka in our liquor cabinet.

So all we needed was Coffee Liqueur and some cream.

Off we dashed to our Gujju liquor store and headed for the liqueur aisle. There was Kahlua, Starbucks and a bunch of other coffee liqueurs on the shelves including the Mexican import Kamora.

We picked Kamora because it had 20% alcohol while Kahlua had only 17% alcohol content. Plus, at $10.99 Kamora was $7 cheaper.

And you do know the only thing desis in the U.S. love more than a blonde p*ssy is a cheaper price-tag, right? πŸ˜‰

As we were getting back, we made a quick detour to the grocery store to pick up Half & Half (cream).

Soon we were home and got started on our White Russian trip.

Hey, if it’s good for The Dude, it ought to be good enough for us. That was our thought.

We took out a clean glass, pulled out the ice tray and added four cubes of ice to the glass.

Next, using a measuring spoon we added about 2.2 oz of Skyy Vodka, followed by 1.8 oz of Kamora Coffee Liqueur. We stirred it a few times and the mixture in the glass now looked like black coffee. Hmmm.

Now we opened the Half & Half cream carton and added it to the mixture until our glass was 90% full.

We then took a straw and stirred the mixture a few times. The blackish-brown color quickly turned off-white.

The whole process didn’t take long at all, right.

We took a sip of our first White Russian!

So you want to know how our White Russian cocktail tastes.

Well, schmucks – if there’s a heaven this is it. This is it.

Simply tabulicious. A million times better than our daily Gin+ Club Soda staple.

If we were to describe the taste of the White Russian, we’d say think of it as a less cloying, more potent version of Bailey’s.

Importantly, the Vodka flavor was not lost in the concoction in our glass. Neither the Coffee Liqueur nor the Half and Half cream could smother the Vodka taste.

Dude, we could drink glasses of the White Russian and never tire of it.

Since we were also feeling hungry, we heated up some Honey Teriyaki noodles (from Simply Asia) that was on closeout sale ($1.49) at our grocery store.

Boy, as we slowly sipped the White Russian we told ourselves:Β  Man, The Dude sure has good taste.

SearchIndia.com strongly recommends the White Russian to all ye schmucks out there.

Since restraint has never been our forte, in a little while, as we descend from our pleasant high, we intend to make ourselves another glass of White Russian.;)

But we’d certainly counsel moderation to you kids.

10 Responses to "White Russian – If there’s a Heaven, this is It"

  1. rpsfyn   March 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    It’s awesome.

    We get it for like $13 here in canada…ever since I drank that..i became interested in irish coffeee….BTW have you ever tried Bacardi 151 ?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. So you get ready-made White Russian in Canada, eh. Maybe, we do in the U.S. too and we just haven’t paid attention.

    White Russian is easy to make. At one time, we used to make Margarita too!

    2. We’ve purchased Bacardi rum in the past but not 151.

    Looks really interesting, 75.5% alcohol (according to Wiki). That’s real potent stuff!

    • rpsfyn   March 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      well noted the recipe..thanx for the tip….will try to make it at home….

      Ya we had it at the bar….i guess you can easily get it..at any pub …..anyway..that 151 tastes like shit….so better mix it with some thing ..like orange juice..and it gets you drunk really fast..but u must have had jagermister bombs..

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Not a big fan of Red Bull…haven’t tried JΓ€gerbomb.

  2. The Mahatma   March 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Have you disallowed new registrations. I thought of registering a new nick to see if my nick was the issue

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, you can register under a new Avatar if you wish.

    • si101   March 13, 2010 at 10:58 am


      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      No-go into spam folder this time. πŸ™‚

      • si101   March 13, 2010 at 11:59 am

        Yeah, it shows the “Awaiting Moderation” message if it doesn’t go to spam. I am afraid to even type the a-word now.. terror-monger wordpress.

        How do you like my face? Ain’t I cute?

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        These old eyes can’t make out the ‘thing’ in the picture. What is it? πŸ˜‰

  3. logu   March 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Adapavi, there’s a saying in TN
    “aduthavan parkum podhu avanukku kodukkama sapitta unakku vayaru valikum”
    It’s too hard to resist now after seeing this and since it’s sat morning no probs I’m going for a morning drink today.

    Thanks to SI for making the devil inside me rise up early in the morning.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We had the White Russian again last night. πŸ˜‰

  4. filumlover   March 13, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Yaay, finally got it coloured..!!
    “But why am I Mr. Pink?”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Didn’t we watch Reservoir Dogs? Having a hard time remembering stuff these days.

  5. chaitu1987   March 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Did u guys watch the Romanian film “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days”? Also what abt my previous reco – “No Man’s Land”?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No to both since Allu Arjun doesn’t feature in them. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, we’ll try to watch both soon.

  6. chaitu1987   March 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Not to worry. your prayers answered. Allu Arjun’s next – Varudu coming soon

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Varadhe πŸ˜‰

    (in Tamil means don’t come).

  7. deepa   March 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Over here, the White Russian is Kahlua + milk

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, it can be done with milk too but we have a feeling cream is better.

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