Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Peppermint White Russians


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
In a large glass or pitcher, combine all the ingredients and stir to combine.  Divide between small glasses and add ice to fill up the glass.  Serve.

optional:  crush peppermints or candy canes, wet the rim of the glass, and press into the candy.  This make for an especially festive presentation!


18 comments:

elly said...

This looks SO SO good. I wanted to buy this peppermint Kahlua last year, but didn't. I think I need to make it happen this year.

Tara said...

Sign me up for one of these! This drink may be what gets me through Christmas dinner this year. ;)

warmvanillasugar said...

Dear goodness! I love these :)

Chelsea said...

OH my goodness, these sound delicious! I've never had a White Russian, but this sounds like a good start!

atthepatisserie said...

i've never had a white russian! This peppermint version may be my first--I must say, the sound of decorating a tree while sipping one of these is very enticing!

Jaida said...

YUM!! I wouldn't be upset if one of these appeared on my desk at work right now :)

Nicole, RD said...

Someone once told me a White Russian was a man's drink. I was offended for about 2.1 seconds before I decided I was totally okay with that label. YUM! These sound awesome!

Kelsey said...

Oh Josie, these look so festive!

Cara said...

Peppermint khalua is the best! We love making this drink at home too:)

Genevieve said...

I didn't get to try the peppermint mocha kahlua last year because it was always sold out, so this year I bought it as soon as I saw it on the shelf! I've been enjoying it over ice cream and mixed with soy nog. I like your cute presentation with the candy canes :)

Joanne said...

White russians were the first real cocktail I ever had, so I kind of have a soft spot for them. This sounds delicious and so perfect for the season!

ErinsFoodFiles said...

Drool! I'll be sure and put this on the list of things to enjoy NEXT Christmas, when I have a 6 month old! ;)

Non woven bags chennai said...

Thanks for such a great post, I am totally impressed! Keep stuff like this coming.

Allison said...

I have never had a white Russian but your festive take makes me want one now. Peppermint Kaiua just got added to my grocery list.

Rebecca said...

My hubby loves white russians! This will be a wonderful holiday version of it! Thanks for sharing :)

Jessica said...

These sounds A-MAZING! I love these photos, too!

Stef at TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com said...

I found this post via Pinterest. These sound soooo great! I recently did a post about a "Whipped White Russian". Yours sounds perfect for the Christmas season!

BellaGetsREal said...

I love this idea and just posted a link to your site on my blog. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

http://bellagetsreal.blogspot.com/2012/11/and-now-for-drink.html

Post a Comment

 
BLOG DESIGN BY: SHERBET BLOSSOM DESIGNS