Add a sweet twist to a classic cocktail with a Salted Caramel White Russian. Is it dessert? Is it a drink? Who cares. Just make one and be cool.
What kind of comedy do you like? I can’t do cringey comedy. Watching people struggle through awkward and embarrassing situations is like torture for me. I found the first season of Fleabag intensely uncomfortable. And remember Meet the Parents? I’d rather go to the dentist than watch that movie.
I’m also not that interested in gross out humor. My husband loves Anchorman and other Will Ferrel-type movies where a lot of the comedy is physical. He’s very pro-fart joke. It bores me.
I’m sure you’ve figured out by the fact that I’m posting a White Russian today, that I’m much more into eccentric, witty, verbal comedy. Coen Brothers? I’m all in. Does anyone remember Homestar Runner? This is 100% my wheelhouse. Make it weird. Make it witty. I’ll watch it over and over again. In fact, I might have to watch The Big Lebowski right now. For the hundredth time.
We actually have a bar/restaurant here in Glasgow called Lebowski’s. They have two pages of White Russians on their menu themed around various characters and moments from the movie. Naturally, my husband ordered the Salted Caramel White Russian and instantly proclaimed it the best drink he’d ever had. When I got home and looked at recreating it, I suddenly understood why they charged so much for this cocktail.
What do I need to make a Salted Caramel White Russian?
Rather than using specialty spirits, I’ve simply added some caramel coffee syrup which you can probably find at a well-stocked grocery store. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s still super awesome. My store was out of squirty cream, but that would be a brilliant addition here. I did keep the crumble of tablet from the Lebowski’s version. If you’re Scottish, you know this is awesome. If you’ve never heard of tablet, just skip it.
We all need a little more laughter in our lives, no matter how we get there. I suggest you fix yourself a Salted Caramel White Russian and laugh ’til you cry.
Salted Caramel White RussiansCourse: CocktailDifficulty: Easy
1 shot vodka
1 shot coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
1 shot caramel syrup
Approximately 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half
1 tablespoon salted caramel syrup
1 teaspoon crushed tablet, optional
- Drizzle your caramel syrup around the inside rim of your glass. Add plenty of ice to the glass.
- Add your kahlua, vodka, and caramel syrup over the ice. You can layer them or stir them together. Totally up to you. Then top up the glass with whole milk or half and half. Crumble over a bit of tablet if you have it.
- If you serve this drink layered, don’t forget to give your guests something to stir with.