Berry White Russian Cocktail Recipe

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Berry White Russian Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Berry White Russian is a fruity twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. The original White Russian was made popular in the 1960s and gained further fame from the movie 'The Big Lebowski'. This version adds a berry infusion, making it a hit with those who enjoy a balance of sweet and creamy with a hint of tartness.

How Berry White Russian Tastes?

The Berry White Russian is a delightful blend of sweet, creamy, and slightly tart. The vodka provides a strong base, the cream gives a velvety smoothness, and the berry infusion adds a sweet-tart kick.

Interesting facts about Berry White Russian

  • The Berry White Russian is a variation of the classic White Russian cocktail.
  • The addition of berry infusion gives it a unique fruity twist.
  • Despite its name, the White Russian and its variations have no known Russian origin.


A few good options for Berry White Russian are:

  • Absolut
  • Belvedere
  • Ciroc

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


Why 1.5 oz?: The perfect base; it's just enough to give the drink a kick without overshadowing the other flavors. Go less, and you might as well be sipping cream; go more, and you'll be on the express train to Buzzville. Without it? You've got a creamy berry coffee, not a cocktail.

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Coffee Liqueur

Why 0.75 oz?: It adds depth and a hint of bitterness to balance the sweetness. Too much may overpower the infusion, too little, and it's just a spiked berry creamer. Coffee Liqueur acts like the middle child - it needs to be just right. Alternative: Try a chocolate liqueur if you want to go for a mocha vibe.

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Heavy Cream

Why 1 oz?: It's the silk to the vodka's strength, giving your cocktail a smooth texture. Think of it as the pillow of the drink; minus the cream, you're just tossing back vodka-infused berry coffee. Too much cream, and you're in milkshake territory. Alternative: For a vegan twist, coconut cream could play a similar rich role.

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Berry Infusion

Why 1 oz?: This is the zing, the zip, the berry blast that transforms a mundane Russian into a Berry White Russian. Less infusion, and the flavor gets too shy; more, and it's a fruit bomb. No infusion, no cheer. Alternative: Muddle fresh berries for a more rustic, tart twist.

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Recipe. How to make Berry White Russian Drink

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka and coffee liqueur.
  3. Add the berry infusion.
  4. Top with heavy cream.
  5. Stir gently to combine.

Pro Tips

  • For the berry infusion, you can use any combination of berries you like. Just muddle them with a little sugar and let sit for a few hours.
  • Don't stir too vigorously or you'll dilute the cream.

Perfect Pairings


Chocolate cake or Brownies: The rich cream and coffee flavors in the Berry White Russian blend beautifully with chocolate desserts, complementing the sweet and bitter tones.

Coffee or Tea

Aromatic Black Coffee or Herbal teas: These beverages share a natural affinity with the coffee liqueur used in the cocktail, providing a warm and comforting pairing.


Aged Cheddar or Gouda: The creamy heaviness of the cocktail cuts through the sharpness of these cheeses, creating a delightful contrast.

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What you could change in Berry White Russian

  • You can substitute the vodka with a flavored vodka for an extra kick.
  • If you don't have heavy cream, you can use half-and-half or milk, but the cocktail will be less creamy.

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And of course - twists🍹

Berry White Russian with a Citrus Twist

Add a 0.5 oz of orange liqueur and garnish with a twist of orange peel. It'll give a refreshing citrus note that cuts through the creaminess, making it lighter and more zesty.

Spiced Berry White Russian

Swap out the coffee liqueur for a spiced rum (0.75 oz) and a dash of cinnamon syrup. This concoction brings warmth and a bit of holiday spirit to your glass, perfect for chilly evenings.

Matcha Berry White Russian

Use 1 oz of matcha cream liqueur instead of coffee liqueur. You'll get a drink with a beautiful green hue and a delicate tea flavor that complements the berry infusion in a surprisingly harmonious way.

In case you forgot basics how to make Berry White Russian

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

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Frequently Asked Questions on Berry White Russian

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Berry White Russian cocktail?

Yes. For a mocktail version, you could replace the vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit and the coffee liqueur with decaffeinated coffee.

What are some suitable food pairings with the Berry White Russian cocktail?

Its creamy and fruity nature makes it a great pairing with desserts, particularly those with chocolate or berries.

Why is it called a White Russian if it doesn't have any Russian origin?

The 'Russian' in the name probably derives from vodka being one of the primary ingredients, as vodka is typically associated with Russia.

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