I love a good White Russian and I can assure you that it has nothing to do with the presidential elections or Donald J. Trump, for that matter. In fact this drink isn’t even Russian at all and is only so named because of one of the main ingredients, vodka, which is Russian in nature. This beverage can be made several different ways and it’s just a simple cocktail with 3 cultivated Liquors: Vodka, Coffee Liqueur(Kahlua), and cream. There are a few different ways this drink can be made and a few substitutions that exist to put this recipe in my top 10.
My White Russian Secret
The traditional cocktail was originally made black, and with out cream. Add the cream and it now becomes a, yep, you guessed it, White Russian. The substitutions vary with the cream. You can lighten the drink by using milk or half and half instead. Personally, I like to mix the cream and the milk, which is pretty much half and half anyway but I just think it works better. If you want to try swapping out your booze you can substitute Brandy for the vodka or, believe it or not, even use Tequila instead. Technically, adding Brandy, the drink becomes a “Dirty Mother” and according to Kahlua it’s served without the cream. But, I say, there is no mother with out the milk so, definitely, add the cream.
Though I recommend shaking the White Russian ingredients together to make a frothy and velvety smooth cocktail, this drink can be layered. Try adding ice, Kahlua and Vodka, then with an upside down spoon held over the glass, add the cream. This layered process can be reversed by add the Kahlua first, the spoon trick with cream second and the vodka, with the spoon once again, last. Both versions of the beverage will ultimately end up in 3 layers.
White Russian Ingredients:
4 oz Ice 1 1/2 oz Vodka 1 1/2 oz Kahlua 1 1/2 oz Whipping Cream 1 1/2 oz Milk
I highly recommend shaking a White Russian instead of Stirring.
If you love Pumpkin Pie and you love Milkshake’s, then this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is you’re new go to recipe because it’s incredibly easy and delicious. It’s typically a seasonal ice cream shake that is advertised and sold, in restaurants everywhere, based on the ripening of Pumpkins in the Fall. Even Weiner Schnitzel has had it on their Menu for years and they taste great. But, we don’t want to buy their’s, we want to make our own and it’s really easy to do so.
After all, it is a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
To make this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, I don’t care if you like to cook down your own pumpkin or if you like to buy it in a can. You’re still going to need the other basic Pumpkin Pie ingredients to pull off this shake, if you’re making it from scratch. There is, however, a simple cheat that I introduce in the video. If you already have a premade pie or have some left over from your Thanksgiving holiday this year, you can add that to the Ice Cream, instead of just the pie filling, and it will still turn out great. You’ll even get the added bonus of that Cookie Crust blended in with it. If you think that sounds crazy, just think about a Cookies and Cream Milk Shake for just a moment and let that sink in.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Ingredients:
1 qt Ice Cream
1 cup Milk
1 cup Pumpkin Pie Filling or 8 to 10 oz pumpkin pie slice
Eggs are optional. I don’t add them personally, because I’m not baking, but it wouldn’t hurt the milk shake and it would even add more flavor. Just think Egg Nog. So if you want to add them, the recipe calls for 3. Just watch the short video tutorial for this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake and I’ll show you how easy this is to make.
Brain Hemorrhage Shots are a real fun and scary way to start your Halloween this year. This drink has just a few ingredients that make it very tasty and sweet so I think you’ll enjoy this little recipe. Peach Schnapps goes in first, followed by Bailey’s and Cream to give it the floating brain in formaldehyde look. Then you drizzle a light layer of Grenadine over the top to give it a bloody illusion. But, you don’t want to drop in too much because the cherry flavor will overpower the drink and make it taste like cough syrup if you add too much.
I’ve also included two links for those that like to barbecue on Halloween.