Let's get right down to it. A White Russian is one of the most underrated cocktails. I have no idea why. It basically tastes like a coffee milkshake. Make it a pumpkin pie White Russian? You've got fall comfort food in a glass. It's basically an alcoholic version of a pumpkin spice latte. I've got a recipe for that too, obviously. This one though is much heavier on the coffee flavour, plus it's cold, so if you're in for that, read on.
Let's start with the basics. A White Russian usually has three things: vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream. This pumpkin pie White Russian follows those basic ingredients, we're just going to be using a pumpkin pie flavored cream instead of your basic. We're also going to use 10% instead of heavy whipping cream, I just find it makes it easier to drink, like six, when the majority of the drink isn't made of butter. You're welcome.
For the pumpkin cream, we're going to use pumpkin pie filling to make it as easy as possible, a little bit of pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Whisk it all together and you're good to go!
For the drink itself, it couldn't be easier. Add your coffee liqueur to a mixing glass half filled with ice. Add the vodka. Stir for 30 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass with ice. Pour over your pumpkin cream. Voila!
Oh, and make sure you watch the cream pour into the coffee liqueur as you do. It's memorizing.
Pumpkin Pie White Russian
- Cocktail mixer
- 3 oz half & half cream
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin pie filling
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 3 oz vodka
- 3 oz coffee liqueur such as Kahlua
- Combine the cream, pie filling, spice and vanilla into a small bowl. Whisk thoroughly, and transfer into something that's easily pourable. Set aside.
- In a cocktail mixer half filled with ice, combine the vodka and coffee liqueur. Stir for 30 seconds. Evenly pour into two rocks glasses over ice. Slowly pour the cream over the liqueur. Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Cara! I'm a food writer, journalist, and recipe developer. I'm obsessed good food, good wine, good cocktails and entertaining. I've picked up a few tips over the years, and love sharing them with others.