Editor’s Note: You’ve all heard a lot about the hubby, and he kindly offered to write a guest post for me on this Cocktail Thursday. I’ll have you know, there was plenty of negotiation over deadlines and editorial privilege! I’ll just be putting my feet up with a glass of wine this evening. Cheers!
Now the story of this a-here drink I am about to unfold took place in the late 90’s — just about the time of our conflict with Slobodan and the Kosovars. I only tell you ’cause for some movies, there’s a beverage… I won’t say a “cocktail,” ’cause what’s a cocktail… but sometimes, there’s a beverage…
First, I’d like to introduce myself. I am the dear hubby of the empress of this here blog. I shall style myself Gourmet Omnivore Husband. This is my first guest post,* and I am here frankly because this is a drink that Lauren, sadly, does not appreciate. She is a huge fan of the Dude, however… which is good since we’ve seen it probably 50+ times. There is no doubt that without The Big Lebowski, I would probably have never given the Caucasian (as the Dude calls a White Russian) a second thought.
* Ed: Wait, what? I don’t remember offering him more than one guest post!
It fails to contain my preferred spirit (bourbon), and I usually prefer to keep away from stuff like heavy cream. But, when you watch a movie in which a drink features so prominently, and so brilliantly, you have to drink it, usually while watching the movie itself. Watching Lebowski without a White Russian in hand would be like watching Bottle Shock or Sideways without a bottle of California red.
I reckon we should get on to the recipe, which isn’t that complicated.
2 oz vodka**
1/2 oz Kahlua (shade up to 1 oz if you prefer a sweet drink)
1 oz milk (shade down to 1/2 oz if you use heavy cream, which I think is too heavy)
Combine all ingredients. Mix with a spoon or other swirler. Enjoy.
** As with all our vodka-based beverages, I share my wife’s preference for Tito’s, though a strong case could be made that what you add into this one could permit a cheaper choice (although Tito’s is already pretty cheap).
If you prefer not to imbibe, you could always try a Sioux City Sarsaparilla. That’s a good one.