Oreo White Russian

Oreo White Russian

Crushed up oreo cookies mixed right into a white Russian! Cookies and milk can make you feel like a kid again, so making a cocktail out of that idea adds whole new layers of fun to happy hour! It’s like cookies and cream ice cream, coffee, and cookies and milk all rolled into one perfect sip!

Coming up with this recipe

A white Russian is a funny drink because it goes in and out of style. Generally it seems weird to drink a cocktail with milk in it, but when you take a sip of a well made white Russian that weirdness disappears pretty quick and all you are left with is deliciousness. A friend ordered one at a restaurant with dessert a few weeks ago, and it made me think of the drink in a way I hadn’t before. How can I make the drink even more dessert-like was my first thought. Oreos were my second thought! I made this drink a few days later and it was a resounding success.

Crush up the oreos for the White Russian

oreos in the food processor

It’s important to really blend up the Oreos in a food processor or blender instead of just mashing them in a zip lock because you want a really fine crumb.  This helps for the rim but also is important inside the drink.  The second step is just make a regular white Russian and add the Oreo crumbs.

Making the perfect Oreo White Russian

First rim the glass. I used a little honey to help the oreos stick. The honey also helps them not get super soggy.

oreo white russian

Then add the milk, Kahlua, and oreos to a shaker with ice. I think shaking any drink with milk in it is a good move. It helps incorporate the water from the ice into the milk, and also froth the milk a bit to get a great texture in the final drink.

so good, creamy, coffee deliciousness

Then just pour the drink into the rimmed glasses with ice! Garnish with a full cookie.

oreo white russian

This drink is creamy with that little hint of coffee that a classic white Russian is known for, but it also has the texture and flavor of the Oreos. It’s almost like a cookies and cream cocktail!

Twists on this drink

This drink would honestly be good with any cookie! Snickerdoodles would be fantastic! Juse make sure to blend up the cookies good in the first step. Another option is to use cookie butter! Speculoos spread would melt right into the drink.

For a traditional white Russian, check out this recipe.

For more fun drink ideas, check out my brown butter washed negroni, or dirty martini stuffed olives.

Oreo White Russian
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Oreo White Russian

Putting oreo into a classic white Russian turns it into a fancy dessert cocktail.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mash-Up
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

  • honey
  • 1 tablespoon crushed oreos plus more for the rim
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 ounces coffee liqueur
  • 3 ounces milk

Instructions

  • Use a toothpick to rim the glass with honey. Place the extra crushed oreos onto a plate and dip the glass into the place to get the oreo stuck to the rim.
  • Put 3 large cubes of ice into the cup and 3 more into the shaker
  • add the vodka, liqueur, oreos, and milk into the shaker and cover.
  • Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • Strain the drink into the glass and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg

3 Comments

  1. Made a riff on these last night and they were delicious! We used chocolate Silk soy (we are milk-free), vodka, and Kahlua. Boozy dessert cocktail indeed.

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