Sweet like a White Russian or typical Toasted Almond, but without all the calories. Terrific amaretto flavor complemented by the light flavorful touch of almond milk. An excellent lower calorie cocktail alternative to favorite classics.
Almond Silk – created by Cheri Loughlin
1/2 measure Espresso Vodka
1/2 measure Amaretto
2 measures Almond Milk
Combine liquids in rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir.
Approximately 96 Calories
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The Black Russian is a bar staple, but it is also the basis for creative flavor manipulation. Vodka creates the blank canvas to begin with and coffee liqueur provides flavor. Fine-tune from this point to suit your flavor palate and possibilities abound.
Classic Black Russian
1-3/4 ounce Vodka
3/4 ounce Coffee Liqueur
Combine liquids in rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir. Optional cherry garnish.
Delicious variations to consider:
Patron Tequila with Patron XO Café Tequila Liqueur
Espresso Vodka with Kahlua Especial
Espresso Vodka with Frangelico, Amaretto or Walnut Liqueur
Anejo Rum with Coffee Liqueur
Also consider Heering Cherry Liqueur, NAVAN Vanilla Liqueur, Benedictine and various bitters as alternatives to begin adapting the Black Russian. Of course don’t forget the Classic Black Russian is the building block drink for the White Russian, Colorado Bulldog and Mudslide.
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Posted in Classic Cocktails
Tagged Amaretto, Benedictine, Black Russian, Cherry Heering Liqueur, Classic Cocktail, Coffee Liqueur, Colorado Bulldog, Frangelico, Rum, Tequila, Vanilla Liqueur, Vodka, Walnut Liqueur, White Russian
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
1 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
1 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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Posted in Cocktails
Tagged Cherry Heering Liqueur, Classic Cocktail, Espresso Vodka, Half & Half, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Kahlua, Kahlua Especial, Russian Cherry Espresso, Russian Espresso, Vodka, White Russian