With ‘Russia’ in the name you would assume this cocktail originated from the land of vodka. But, this cocktail actually originated in Brussels! Concocted in 1949 by a Belgian barman named Gustave Tops, the drink is thought to be called a White Russian simply because vodka is the main ingredient. Although it didn’t become well-known until the 1960s, it still took another 40 years for this drink to become a cult classic after playing a starring role in the Coen brothers movie ‘The Big Lebowski’.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to make a White Russian.
This how-to course is perfect for beginner bartenders and servers looking to shake up their mixology skills!
Erik Lorincz was the 10th Head Bartender at the American Bar at The Savoy, London. His expertise and passion for cocktail making has seen him work in top cocktail bars, movie sets and for fashion brands around the world.