I’m trying to gain more experience with mixed drinks, so I was excited to see National Kahlua Day this month. With Kahlua being one of my favorite liqueurs I was delighted to go on the search for a cocktail using Kahlua. When I mentioned National Kahlua Day was coming up to my husband he immediately said “White Russian”! That works for me! So I flipped through a recipe book and found a recipe for a White Russian, the list was just 3 ingredients long, and I must say I love it. It’s such a nice change from a long list of ingredients I am used to for baking. You just pour, mix and voila you’re done, right? Well not so much. Being a newbie at this, I wanted my husband’s approval. He worked in the restaurant business as a waiter/bartender for most of his college years so he knows a little more about it than I do. The recipe I was going to use had me shake the Vodka, Kahlua and cream in a shaker all together. He said “no”! He recommended I layer the ingredients and let the person enjoying the drink stir it. I eventually came up with a combination I liked, layered of course. See the recipe my husband and I came up with below. Cheers to Kahlua Day!
- 1 ½ ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- ½ ounce half and half
- Ice for serving
- Pour Vodka in a “Rocks” glass (which is just a fancy term for a glass about 5-6 ounces) filled with ice. Layer your Kahlua over the Vodka, then, layer your half and half on top. Serve with a drink stir and enjoy!