With spring right around the corner (so close I can feel it), I have been mixing up a lot of different aspects of my life. From rearranging furniture, to wearing things out of my normal comfort zone to even changing up some of my favorite cocktails, I guess you could say a new season is on my mind!
Recently I was approached by Kahlúa® with such a fun concept. They asked me to ‘mix up’ one of my favorite cocktails, The White Russian. Although this month I am mixing up the Kahlúa® White Russian, in the next couple of months I will be bringing you some great new recipes. Since this is the season of mixing it up for me, I felt like this would be such a fun project not just for me, but for you all to recreate at home!
Now I just want to disclose (if it’s not already obvious, I am no mixologist. As such a fan of a traditional White Russian, this project was tough for me because who really wants to change their favorite drink? But after a bit of thought and testing (that was the fun part!), I decided to swap/add a few simple ingredients, that I personally thought were a really nice touch.
I used almond milk instead of cream and added diet coke and cinnamon to give my traditional White Russian an extra pizazz. Now for the best part of the assignment…name the new drink. Well, that’s where things really got tricky. I went back and forth between a few great choices and finally decided to call my fashionable drink the “Stylish White Russian”. The “Stylish White Russian” was a name that I thought really fit my concept since I clearly love fashion and Twiggy is such an icon that I wanted to incorporate the name. It’s funny how by adding a fun phrase and a few ingredients give a whole new vibe to one of my favorite cocktails, the Kahlúa® White Russian.
Now for the fun part——I am going to share the recipe that I am calling the Stylish White Russian. I really think you guys will enjoy it— let me know your thoughts!
-1 part Kahlua®
-2 parts Absolut vodka
-1 part almond milk
-splash of diet coke
Fill glass with ice. Pour Kahlua® into the glass. Add a splash of diet coke. Pour vodka into the glass. Add almond milk. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on the milk and garnish with Luxardo maraschino cherry.
This post was brought to you by Kahlúa®. All opinions are my own!