Though I've never seen it, I hear that White Russians are the drink of choice in the movie The Big Lebowski. In fact, one night in college some friends decided to have a Big Lebowski party and watch the movie while drinking White Russians. We ended up just drinking them and hanging out instead of actually watching the movie. So the moral of the story is - I love White Russians.
My neighbor shared some Peppermint Mocha Kahlua with us a few weeks ago, and Joey and I immediately fell in love. After we got a bottle of our own, we started dreaming up drink possibilities for it: drink it on the rocks, mix into hot chocolate, mix into coffee (though not in the morning. We're not that big of lushes), use it to make a martini.... but in the end we decided on Peppermint White Russians. It proved to be an excellent choice.
We went out and bought our Christmas tree over the weekend, and these were the perfect drink to sip on while we decorated and made the house merry. If you like White Russians and you like peppermint, then it's hard to go wrong here. Feel free to adjust the volumes to your tastes - obviously you can make it as strong or as weak as you like - just add more milk or Kahlua until you think it tastes perfect! This would be a great drink to serve at a holiday party - make a big pitcher and then just add ice to individual glasses when you're ready to serve. Happy Holidays!
Peppermint White Russians
Pink Parsley Original
makes 2 drinks
- 2 oz Peppermint Mocha Kahlua
- 1 oz vodka
- 2 oz milk or cream
optional: crush peppermints or candy canes, wet the rim of the glass, and press into the candy. This make for an especially festive presentation!