May
11
2011

An Enthusiast’s Guide to Cocktails: the White Russian

—Christian

To tell the story of the the White Russian we need to look back a few years to the origin of vodka cocktails in general. The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) is considered one of the first U.S. publications to include recipes using vodka. At that time, vodka was primarily a Russian export (and the country is widely believed to have been responsible for its origin). It should come as no surprise then, that one of these early vodka cocktails in the Savoy book was known simply as the “Russian” (vodka, gin and crème de cacao). The similarities to it’s progeny should be apparent. Read more »


May
10
2011

Haiku for Drunks: Lebowski challenge

—Josey


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Vodka, Kahlúa
Half and half or non-dairy
Call it: Caucasian

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Abide to The Dude
A White Russian and a joint
Each time he partakes

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