White Russian

Erik Lorincz

2:15 mins

Lesson Details

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

Co-founder of the Antique American Bar and 10th Head Bartender at the American Bar at the Savoy.

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