Sometimes the classic White Russian recipe just won’t satisfy the craving deep within for that little something more.  Kahlua adds the kick of coffee.  Kahlua Especial ramps it up a few notches.  But Espresso Vodka added to the mix sets the caffeine tone for one heck of an evening beginner cocktail.

Russian Espresso – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

Inspired by the White Russian classic cocktail recipe

Russian Espresso - copyright Cheri Loughlin1 part Espresso Vodka

1 part Kahlua Especial

1 part Half & Half

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Shake to blend.  Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Cherry Espresso brings decadently, rich, excellent coffee flavor with a little cacao spin to the already fabulous Russian Espresso drink recipe.  Just a nib of cherry comes through.  Not too sweet with the added half & half.  Fabulous as a dessert cocktail or luxurious palate fulfillment.  This would also be terrific blended for a tall iced drink.

Russian Cherry Espresso – created by Cheri Loughlin

Russian Cherry Espresso - copyright Cheri Loughlin1 part Espresso Vodka

1/2 part Kahlua Especial

1/2 part Cherry Heering Liqueur

1-1/2 part Half & Half

Cacao Nibs Garnish

Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Shake to blend.  Strain into a large rocks glass over fresh ice.  Garnish with sprinkling of cacao nibs.

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