As the chosen drink of The Dude in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian has been forever enshrined in pop culture. Long before this, however, the White Russian was counted as one of the contemporary classics in the cocktail cannon and had been enjoyed around the world for decades; by everyone, from world leaders, to folks at home in their pajamas.
A simple addition is all that is required to turn a Black Russian into a White Russian and, in today’s health conscious world, there’re now many, many options out there for this ingredient. Oat milk is the addition of choice to produce a delicious BOMANI White Russian, because of the creamy and wholesome flavors it brings to the drink, without the lactose. However, you can use whichever milk substitute or milk product you may have in your arsenal i.e. your fridge.
The BOMANI White Russian
- 1.5oz Reyka Vodka (this is a clean, Icelandic vodka. You can substitute Absolut, Grey Goose, or any other clean tasting vodkas)
- 4oz BOMANI
- 1oz Oat Milk
- Glass: Old Fashioned
- Garnish: None
- Method: Place one large ice cube into glass and pour in the vodka, then the BOMANI, and finally the oat milk. Stir to integrate ingredients.
Regular milk, half and half as well as milk substitutes such as almond milk, soy milk, etc, can be substituted for oat milk, however oat milk gives this drink the closest mouth feel to the original classic without adding lactose to the beverage.
Why This Cocktail Works
As a recognizable classic people will instantly be at ease ordering the BOMANI White Russian. Substituting BOMANI alcohol infused cold brew for sweeten coffee liqueur lengthens this drink but keeps the sweeter notes; these are brought in by the cold brew process, not added sweeteners. Oat milk helps to fill out the body without overpowering the delicate cold brew coffee flavors. If you’re looking for a lighter version of this drink use almond or soy milk.
Where and When
At the end of a meal or as a final drink on the couch after arriving home after a night on the town, the BOMANI Cold Brew is the perfect relaxer. The minimal amount of caffeine can give one a slight buzz, but can easily be brushed aside if one wishes to fall asleep.