Cocktail Hour // Salted Caramel White Russian

This salted caramel white Russian is creamy, rich and indulgent, it’s so perfect for the festive season. Made with homemade infused vodka, this cocktail screams holidays! Easy to make, this twist on a white Russian is a real crowd pleaser!

Two slated caramel white russians on a marble work surface

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a little bit of indulgence, am I right?  That’s what we thought when we infused a little Grey Goose vodka with soft, buttery caramels and a pinch of salt last week.  We took a few sips here and marveled at our adult beverage masterpiece, but decided that we couldn’t just stop there.

Sipping on vodka isn’t the best way to keep up with the holiday schedule after all.  That’s when we decided to create this naughty little number we’re calling the Salted Caramel White Russian.  Don’t ask questions people.  The new year with all of her healthy resolutions in tow will be here before we know it.  Until then, let’s get to mixing…

Ingredients to make the cocktails

To Make This Salted Caramel White Russian, You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 ounces of salted caramel vodka (recipe here)
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 1 ounce coffee
  • ice
  • 1/2 ounce cream or a healthy sized dollop of fresh whipped cream
  • caramel sauce (optional– but seriously go big or go home)

How To Make This White Russian Variation

It’s so easy to make this drink!

Combine vodka, kahlua, coffee and ice in a cocktail shaker and get to shaking.  Pour over ice.  Add cream or whipped cream and top with caramel drizzle.

Pouring the liquer into the cream

What is in a white Russian cocktail?

A classic white Russian is made with just three ingredients:

  • vodka
  • coffee liqueur
  • cream

You can either shake or stir the cocktail. I much prefer to shake it so that all of the flavors meld together for a silky smooth drink.

Our take on this classic amps up all of those flavors, and it’s the only way I’ll be drinking mine form now on!

A unique twist on a classic white Russian cocktail

A white Russian is one of my go to cocktails. I love how creamy and luxurious they taste, I will never say no! The salted caramel vodka adds and amazing salty and sweet quality to each sip, which is only enhanced by the whipped cream and caramel sauce.  It’s a real treat of a cocktail!

Two slated caramel white russians with whipped cream topping

A Salted Caramel White Russian is the perfect holiday drink

I like to think of this drink as a grown up version of a hot chocolate topped with freshly whipped cream! It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the salt balances out the flavors wonderfully. It’s indulgent and fun to make and so easy to make. You’ll be wowing your guests with this one!

Top Tips To Make Salted Caramel White Russian Cocktail

  • Shake the ingredients together until the shaker is icy cold.
  • Use this recipe for the infused salted caramel vodka.
  • Serve the drinks immediately.

Close up of a slated caramel white russian ready to drink

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I love hearing from you! If you’ve tried this salted caramel white Russian, let me know what you thought in the comments below!

Salted Caramel White Russian

This salted caramel white Russian is creamy, rich and indulgent, it's so perfect for the festive season. Made with homemade infused vodka, this cocktail screams holidays!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy cocktail recipe, salted caramel cocktail, twist on a white russian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 296kcal
Author Jen Pinkston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces salted caramel vodka
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 1 ounce coffee
  • ice
  • 1/2 ounce cream or a healthy sized dollop of fresh whipped cream
  • caramel sauce optional-- but seriously go big or go home

Instructions

  • Combine vodka, kahlua, coffee and ice in a cocktail shaker and get to shaking. Pour over ice. Add cream or whipped cream and top with caramel drizzle.

Notes

Get the recipe for salted caramel vodka here.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 81mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Calcium: 11mg

Photography by Melissa Valladares

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  1. Looks so delicious! 🙂

  2. This looks divine!






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