Russian Cherry Espresso - copyright Cheri Loughlin

Revising the Classic White Russian Recipe

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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