When you hear the name ‘White Russian’ you know you could never go wrong with a glass of the white boozy smoothness. The White Russian has been heralded as a choice drink across books, music and films. In the cult classic ‘The Big Lebowski’, the drink is portrayed to be the perfect example of all of man’s gastronomic sins-- fat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Add to that the subtle tincture of bourbon and the matured simplicity of salted caramel flavor and you have yourself a cocktail with a bold complexity that will keep your tastebuds singing from sip to sip. Let’s get started on how to make this mouthwatering laid back drink for a lazy day.
Mix your own Salted Butterscotch White Russian
For the Salted Butterscotch Sauce
Mix half cups of cream and brown sugar, a teaspoon each of vanilla and bourbon, and half a stick of butter with a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, bring down the heat to simmer for 5 minutes and then take it off the heat and cool.
For the final mix
Fill your glass with the ice and pour in 60 ml caramel vodka, 30 ml Kahlua and 15 ml of that beautiful butterscotch sauce you made. Next pour in 60 ml of cream and stir to mix well. Settle down and sip your way to bliss.
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