Coconut White Russian

There’s a bit of an unspoken rule amongst cocktail connoisseurs that one shouldn’t measure out a White Russian. It should always be eyeballed according to the taste of the drinker. However, the following measurements are a perfect starting point for the novice.

Coconut milk sometimes separates in the can if it’s been sitting a while so be sure to give it a good shake before using.

For a traditional White Russian, swap out the coconut cream for heavy cream.

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
  • Coconut milk, to taste


Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the vodka and coffee liqueur and give it a quick swirl or two to mix. Top with a generous splash of coconut milk and serve. Stir together if you desire.

vodka and coffee liqueur being poured into glass Adding Coconut Milk to White Russian Cocktail Mixed White Russian on the Rocks