Christmas spiced White Russian

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Tis the season to be jolly. And to drink Christmas-spiced White Russians because let me tell you, they’re damn delicious!

Christmas spiced white Russian

Christmas cocktails! YAY! I absolutely love a good cocktail but during the festive season, they seem to taste that much more delicious, don’t they? I don’t know if it’s the stress from finding perfect gifts or just the fact that it’s the end of the year but I appreciate a good cocktail so much more when December rolls around.

And today I have a treat for you because this Christmas-spiced White Russian recipe is an absolute hit. I mean, let’s face it, White Russians are always a good idea but when you add a Christmas-spiced syrup to the mix, you know we’re in for a party.

The spiced syrup can be made up to two weeks in advance and kept in a sealed container in the fridge making the assembly of this cocktail even easier. Make a single serving White Russian when your in-laws are stressing your out or a big jug to share with friends. Either way, we’re getting jolly, right?!

Christmas spiced white Russian

How do you make a White Russian?

Add ice to a short (Old Fashioned) glass then add vodka and Kahlua. Pour in spices syrup then top with a splash of heavy cream/whipping cream, stir and serve.

Christmas cocktail ideas:

  1. Gingered cranberry poinsettia cocktails
  2. Christmas Cranberry Sangria
  3. Cranberry and ginger mojito
  4. “Grown-up” hot chocolate 


Christmas spiced white Russian

Christmas spiced white Russian
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Christmas spiced White Russian

Tis the season to be jolly. And to drink Christmas-spiced White Russians because let me tell you, they're damn delicious! 
Course Christmas, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Cocktail, White Russian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 334kcal
Author Alida Ryder


For the Christmas-spiced syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Milk & Cream mixture

  • 2 cups full cream/whole milk
  • 2 cups whipping/heavy cream

For the White Russian

  • ice
  • 1 part Christmas-spiced syrup
  • 2 parts Kahlua/Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 2 parts Milk & Cream mixture/ Half & Half


For the syrup, combine the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

  • Simmer for 10 minutes until reduced then remove from the heat and cool. 
  • To make the White Russian, Place ice in a glass and pour in the spiced syrup. Top with Kahlua, Vodka and the milk/cream mixture. 
  • Serve 


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 88mg | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 8.8% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 0.5%

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  • Glenn

    I love White Russians and your recipe looks Simply delectable! Dangerous too, how do you only have one?!

  • Paula

    I made a big jug of these White Russians for a party over the weekend and they were an instant hit. All my guests asked for the recipe!

    • Alida Ryder

      Oh that’s so good to hear Paula! Chuffed as chips that you and your guests liked this recipe.

  • Joy

    How beautiful are those photos? So Christmassy and festive! And I love this recipe. White Russians are so delicious.

  • Reply

    That spiced syrup sounds wonderful Alida! Cheers to the holidays!

  • Soraya

    Oh wow, I think I’m going to have to give this a go! I am an avid guzzler of White Russians at home and I generally make mine wth milk and two big spoon fulls of vanilla Haagen Dazs!

    • Alida Ryder

      Yum! That sounds delicious. Hope you love my spiced version!

      • Soraya

        I shall definitely try it. Merry Christmas!

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