The boozy concoction known as the White Russian combines vodka, coffee liqueur for a kick, and cream to round it all out. I have taken it down in size to a shot that is perfect for a Monday Pick Me Up!
Do you hate Mondays as much as I do? Do you need extra coffee on that horrible day just to get you started? How about when you come home from work? I know that I do and I work from home! Everyone in my family is a coffee drinker. They drink pots of it all day long.
I am the only one who doesn’t drink coffee in the house so I bought the hubby a single cup coffee maker so he can make it as he gets thirsty. He’s not home all the time as he travels for work but when he’s home he drinks a lot. With the single-serve maker, I don’t have to wash a pot or worry about leftover coffee.
Even though I am not a coffee drinker, I do love the smell. I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where the Maxwell House coffee plant is located. Driving through downtown was always a pleasure because it smelled like you were immersed in a steaming cup of coffee.
Not drinking coffee doesn’t stop me from making coffee drinks with lots of additional ingredients. Chocolate, peppermint, bourbon cream, plain cream and sugar, and recently turmeric and cinnamon are all being added to my coffee cups. I have even had a few White Russians on occasion. Never had a White Russian? It is a lovely drink consisting of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. Usually served in a highball glass with some ice. Sort of like an iced coffee with a little-added kick. Plus, what’s not to like about coffee liqueur?
Mondays definitely call for an extra pick me up in terms of getting through the day or even something to help you end the day on a good note and get you on to Tuesday. I crave something sweet with maybe a little caffeine to finish a horrible day at work or celebrate just making it through without killing someone.
A White Russian is a good way to handle all that Monday throws at you but maybe not a whole one. This is where my White Russian shots come it.
Strolling through the liquor store the other day I stopped on the cordials and liqueurs aisle to grab some amaretto. I saw a tequila bottle that was filled with a dark liquor. Turns out it was coffee liqueur but made with tequila! EEK! Had to have it immediately! Turns out that this tequila coffee liqueur was the best thing to use in my White Russian shot! The coffee flavor came through clear and crisp and mixed well with the vodka and the cream.
It is just the right amount of coffee, cocktail, and dessert. The perfect way to end a Monday…