Mocha White Russian Cocktail Recipe

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Mocha 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 Mocha White Russian is a twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. The original White Russian was made popular by the 1998 film 'The Big Lebowski'. This version adds a touch of coffee liqueur and chocolate syrup, making it a perfect after-dinner drink or a sweet treat for coffee lovers. It's a creamy, decadent cocktail that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

How Mocha White Russian Tastes?

The Mocha White Russian is a rich, creamy, and indulgent cocktail. It has a strong coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate sweetness. The vodka gives it a kick, but it's balanced by the creaminess of the milk and the sweetness of the chocolate syrup.

Interesting facts about Mocha White Russian

  • The Mocha White Russian is a variation of the classic White Russian cocktail.
  • It's a great cocktail for coffee lovers.
  • The cocktail was made popular by the movie 'The Big Lebowski'.


A few good options for Mocha White Russian are:

  • Absolut
  • Belvedere
  • Ciroc

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


Vodka is the strong, silent type in our cocktail ensemble; its colorless neutrality lets the other flavors shine. At 2 oz, it's providing the kick without stealing the show. If we skimp on it, we're essentially drinking a dessert milk - too much, and we risk a harsh liquid lecture.

Emma Rose

Coffee Liqueur

At 1 oz, this ingredient is the seasoned raconteur of the group, sharing deep coffee tales with a hint of sweetness. It's the flavor foundation - lower the dose, and the cocktail whispers; raise it, and it shouts.

Mary Mitkina

Chocolate Syrup

The chocolate syrup (1 oz) is the sweet seduction that makes you want to take another sip... and then another. Like the life of the party, if it doesn’t show up, you'll miss the rich, chocolatey goodness; too much, and it's sticky madness.

Alex Green

Whole Milk

At 1 oz, whole milk is the peacemaker, uniting the strong, the sweet, and the spirited, softening their edges and creating a velvety peace treaty in your glass. Skip the milk, and you have a drier, stiffer drink; drown it, and it becomes a boozy milkshake.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Mocha White Russian Drink

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur, and chocolate syrup over the ice.
  3. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Top with whole milk.
  5. Stir gently to combine.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality vodka for a smoother taste.
  • For a colder cocktail, chill your glass before use.
  • For a vegan version, use a non-dairy milk substitute.

Perfect Pairings


  • Chocolate Cake: The creamy and chocolatey notes of the Mocha White Russian complement the rich flavors in chocolate cake, creating a harmonious dessert pairing.
  • Coffee-Flavored Desserts: Desserts like tiramisu or espresso brownies will enhance the coffee liqueur's presence in the cocktail.

Savory Snacks

  • Salted Nuts: The saltiness of nuts like almonds or cashews can cut through the sweetness and balance the flavors of the Mocha White Russian.
  • Cheese Platter: A selection of mild cheeses can provide a creamy counterpoint without overpowering the drink's delicate flavors.

Other Drinks

  • Cold Brew Coffee: For an extra caffeine kick, sip this alongside your cocktail.
  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse your palate between sips, have some plain sparkling water on hand.

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What you could change in Mocha White Russian

  • You can substitute the whole milk with half-and-half for a creamier cocktail.
  • If you don't have chocolate syrup, you can use a chocolate liqueur instead.

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And of course - twists🍹

Espresso White Russian

  • Swap coffee liqueur for a shot of freshly brewed espresso.
  • Use a coffee-infused vodka for added depth.
  • The twist lies in the robust, fresh coffee flavor, giving it a more pronounced caffeine edge.

Mocha White Canadian

  • Replace the milk with Canadian maple syrup for a Northwoods twist.
  • The result is a sweeter, more dessert-like cocktail with a hint of the great outdoors.

Vegan Mocha White Russian

  • Use almond milk or coconut milk in place of whole milk.
  • Exchange the chocolate syrup for a dairy-free alternative.
  • This animal-friendly version is lighter and has a tropical flair, bringing inclusivity to your cocktail glass.

In case you forgot basics how to make Mocha 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 Mocha White Russian

Can I add a garnish to this cocktail?

Sure, you can easily garnish this drink with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a coffee bean to enhance its appearance and flavor.

How do I store leftover ingredients like vodka and coffee liqueur?

Both vodka and coffee liqueur should be stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened, they should last up to a year. However, for the best taste, it is recommended to consume them within six months.

What type of vodka should I use?

The choice of vodka is largely a matter of personal preference. Some cocktail enthusiasts prefer using top-shelf vodka for its smoother taste, while others find that standard brands work just as well in cocktails.

I can't consume dairy. Can I substitute the milk with something else?

Absolutely! You can use almond milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk of your choice. Just note that it may slightly affect the taste and texture of the cocktail.

What's the best time to enjoy this cocktail?

Mocha White Russian is versatile. You can enjoy it as a kick-start to a cozy evening, a delightful dessert cocktail after dinner, or simply serve it at parties and events.

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