I was already a big fan of the “White Russian” cocktail before I watched The Big Lebowski for the first time a few years back, but after watching The Dude whip back the cocktail like it was nothing, I have to say that I became minorly obsessed with the Kahlua and vodka-based drink. Don’t worry, my obsession probably lasted a solid week and a half. And while I’m sure The Dude was probably pretty set on the standard combination of Kahlua, vodka, and cream or milk, I’m sure there’s a few tweaked versions of the “White Russian” that he wouldn’t mind. So, without further adieu here are three versions of the “White Russian” The Dude would approve of and one he probably wouldn’t be a fan of. And yes, it’s vegan.

White Russian #3 – I’m sure The Dude wouldn’t mind this minor flip on the White Russian, which calls for the addition of Stoli’s vanilla-flavored vodka instead of regular vodka. (Via DrinksMixer.com)


2 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka 1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

1/2 – 1 oz light cream