The White Russian: An Orkney Twist on a Classic Cocktail
Experience the luxurious combination of Orcadian Moon Coffee Liqueur and Into the Wild Vodka in this Orkney-inspired White Russian cocktail. The rich flavors of coffee and vodka blend seamlessly with the creamy texture, making it an indulgent treat for any occasion.
About Orcadian Moon Coffee Liqueur
Orcadian Moon is an exquisite coffee liqueur made with air-roasted Alfie coffee beans, which give it a smooth finish without any bitterness. The blend of coffee, rum, and vanilla creates a multi-award-winning liqueur that captures the essence of Orkney’s moonlit nights. Enjoy it on its own, mixed in a cocktail, or added to your favorite hot drink.
About Into the Wild Vodka
Into the Wild Vodka is a premium, hand-distilled classic vodka launched in Spring 2017. Made in small batches and filtered using pure Orcadian water, this smooth vodka pairs well with a variety of mixers or can be enjoyed simply with ice and a squeeze of lime. Its accolades include being voted the UK’s Best Vodka in the Great British Food Awards 2020 and receiving a 2-star rating at the Great Taste Awards 2019.
The White Russian
- Add your Into the Wild Vodka, Orcadian Moon Coffee Liqueur, and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well and strain into an ice-filled short tumbler.
- Lightly beat the single cream until just frothy and pour it into the drink over the back of a spoon to help it float.
- Top with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg (optional).
Variations and Tips
For a lighter version of the White Russian, substitute the single cream with milk or a dairy-free alternative such as almond or oat milk. You can also experiment with different garnishes like a sprinkle of cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, or a cinnamon stick for added flavor and visual appeal. To make this cocktail even more special, consider using flavored vodka or adding a splash of flavored syrup, like hazelnut or caramel, to enhance the taste.
Entertaining with the White Russian
The White Russian is a versatile cocktail that can be served at dinner parties, holiday gatherings, or casual get-togethers. Its rich and creamy texture makes it a great after-dinner drink or a luxurious addition to a dessert menu. Pair it with chocolate desserts or fruit tarts for an unforgettable taste experience.