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This beloved winter cocktail is getting a makeover with a splash of Torani Italian Eggnog Syrup and if that isn’t enough, we’re topping it off with whipped coffee.
Shake it off (or not)
Quick question- Do you prefer to shake it or top it off?
When it comes to the White Russian cocktail this seems to be up for debate. Now in my opinion, most individuals favor one of two approaches to life: the romantic or the classical. The former is attracted to aesthetics, the latter, mechanics. I am, by every definition, a romantic, so naturally my preference is to top it off- I love to float the cream on top and watch as it slopes to the bottom of the glass, creating wisps and swirls in the wake of its descension.
However, it has come to my attention that some people, like to mix it in a cocktail shaker for that milkshake effect. I’m not against this, but again, I’m a romantic so I opt for visual aesthetics.
I was inspired to re-create this classic by Torani’s Italian Eggnog Syrup which is unlike any of the other syrups I’ve tried in the past. It’s reminiscent of a heavenly zabaglione with its rich creaminess. Naturally, my first thought was to serve with a hot cup of coffee.
Remember the famous ‘Coffee Delirium’ scene from Coffee and Cigarettes where Bill Murray sits with Wu-Tang legends RZA and GZA? The two men are sipping herbal tea, then Bill Murray comes along to join them and sips straight from the coffee pot? It’s wildly amusing and I felt like Bill Murray in that moment.
So, given my love for coffee (and independent flicks), I wanted to create a White Russian but rather than keep to the traditional ‘coffee flavor’, I used strongly brewed coffee in place of coffee liqueur and topped it off with not just cream, but whipped coffee as well. Also note: you can easily omit the vodka from this recipe and still get the full effect of it’s rich, creamy sweetness.
I really must say though, the Torani Italian Eggnog Syrup completes the flavor profile giving this drink that holiday pizzazz. Torani syrups are made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar & natural flavors. The Italian Eggnog works well in steamers and lattes as well, but if you want to go all out this holiday season, try swaping the vanilla in recipes for frosting or cakes with this for a little extra flare! 😉
Deck the Halls
For an extra festive touch, I dipped the rims of the glasses in the Torani syrup and then in sugar crystals. From there the process is simple- strongly brewed coffee, a shot of vodka (always optional), a splash of Torani, and cream. To complete this bougie drink, I finished it off with whipped coffee, à la Dalgona-style.
And there you have it- A Coffee Delirium-upscaled variation of the beloved White Russian.
I hope you give this a try today. If so, don’t forget to share your creation with us on social media and tag us so we can reshare. Don’t forget to order your Torani holiday syrups at Torani.com today!
More Holiday Drinks to Serve
Hot Buttered Rum Coffee – Irresistibly warming and sweet, this cold weather comfort gets a mini upgrade with rich java brewed into the mix and a splash of Torani’s Butter Pecan Syrup.
(3 Ingredient) Homemade Hot Chocolate – This three ingredient hot chocolate is homemade and practically guilt-free with fresh whole milk, organic dark chocolate, and a splash of Torani Sugar Free Syrup.
Pumpkin Pie Whipped Coffee – Freshly whipped cream, strong brewed coffee, pumpkin pie spice, and Torani come together for warm and comforting Fall drink.
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