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How do you make a White Russian?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bartending interview

Advice
Depending upon your resources, you may have prepared this drink in its purest form: Kahlua, vodka, and cream.

If you have a preference for the type of liqueur or garnish, do share! There are many different recipes you can try. Do your research and determine your favorite way to prepare a White Russian so you can impress the bar manager!

Basic answer example
"I became obsessed with White Russians after seeing the movie, The Big Lebowski, for the first time. Jeff Bridges is my hero, so I started drinking White Russians after this movie came out. I make mine in a rocks glass filled to the top with ice cubes. I add 1 part vodka, 1 part heavy cream, and 1 part Kahlua. I do prefer to use top-shelf vodka whenever possible as it's a smoother finish."
Entry Level answer example
"I believe that a White Russian is one shot Kahlua, one shot vodka, topped with milk. Is this how you prefer a White Russian be made?"
Experienced answer example
"I am well versed on how to make a traditional White Russian. 1 part Kahlua, 1 part vodka, 1 part cream and lots of ice! I like to put my twist on the drink by using espresso flavored vodka. It's delicious!"

View user-submitted Answers

How do you make a White Russian?
1.
Vodaka, Kahlua, cream.
2.
Vodka, Kahlua, over ice.
3.
Vodka, khalua or khalua liquor, cream.. Tip.. Vodka first then use a spoon to slowly drop the cream to make layers.
4.
Vodka, kahlua, cream.
5.
Vodka, Kahlua dn milk in a high ball glass.
6.
In a rocks glass pour a one and a half ounces of vodka, half ounce of kahlua and a splash of cream.
7.
Vodka, kuluha, cream.
8.
1 1/2 oz vodka and 1/2 oz kahlua.
9.
1 oz of vodka 1 oz of kahlua and half oz of milk garnish cherry.
10.
Vodka, Kaluah and cream or milk.
11.
Vodka, kahlua, milk.
12.
Vodka, kaluah, milk.
13.
Vodka kaluha and milk.
14.
One ounce of vodka and cream.
15.
1 1/2 oz of vodka 1/2 oz of kahlua and a splash of cream.
16.
Take the martini glass and then put ice into glassand take the boston glass and pour vodka , kahlua, milk into boston glass and put ice cube into boston glass and then shake well so after that taka the martini glass and throw ice and pure liquid on boston glass into martini glass and give the garnish and serve to the guest order.
17.
Vodaka, Kahlua, cream.
18.
1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Kahlua,
19.
In a bucket glass full of ice, you either take your vodka from the well or if it was a call vodka then pour an ounce of vodka followed by 3/4 ounce of baileys so it looks layered somewhat. Lastly, fill remainder with creamer, milk, half and half, whatever the bar you work at uses. Add straw and serve on napkin or coaster with a smiling face telling the customer the price of the total order.
20.
Vodka , coffee liquor , cream.
21.
In a rocks glass filled with ice add 1 1/4oz of vodka, 3/4oz of Kahlua, float cream on top.
22.
Vodka,Kalua and cream.
23.
Vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream or half and half.
24.
4 counts vodka, 4 counts khalua and fill the rest with heavy cream in a low ball glass.
25.
1-1œ oz Vodka, œ oz Kahlua and splash to Fill with milk or cream.
26.
Classic orange juice. I like getting my vitamin C.
27.
2 counts Kahlua, 2 counts vodka, balance with cream.
28.
Collins glass, fill with ice, pour 1oz kahluah, 1oz vodkay, fill with half and half.
29.
Layerd, 1 shot vodka, half shot kalua and top fresh milk.
30.
Ice, vodka, milk, kalhua.
31.
1 cup ice cubs, 1 oz vodka, .5 oz coffee liqueur, cream to top off the glass, optional cherry.
32.
Combine kahlua, cream and customer choice of vodka in a rocks glass. Layer the liquids if you are feeling fancy.
33.
Vodka, Kahlua, and cream.
34.
30ml vodka, 30ml coffee liquer on the rocks and stirred. Float with milk and or cream. Garnish with a stirrer and 3 coffee beans.
35.
2/3 oz coffee liqueur, 1 2/3 oz vodka, 1 oz cream.
36.
1.25 ounce vodka, .75 kahlua, fill with milk.
37.
1oz vod .5khulua .5cream.
38.
1/2 ounces of vodka, 3/4 ounces of kahlua or tia maria, 3/4 ounces of heavy cream, ice, served in an old fashioned glass.
39.
Half or full shot equal vodka, Kahlua, topped with milk.
40.
Vodka and coffe liquor with cream.
41.
Coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream in an old fashioned glass.
42.
Ice in a rock glass, whiskey, kahluah, half and half, stir, garnish with a cherry.
43.
Vodka, Kahlua, and Heavy Cream.
44.
2oz vodka 1oz Kailua and a splash of heavy cream.
45.
Vodka, half and half, kahlua.
46.
On the rocks, 1-1,5 oz vodka+1/2 oz lahlua+cream.
47.
Poor coffee liquor and vodka into glass, top with cream or milk, stir slowly.
48.
Vodka coffee liquor Cream.
49.
1 OZ Vodka 1/2 kahula 1/2 baileys 2 oz milk.
50.
1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz kahlua, cream.
51.
Creme de cocoa and kaluha.
52.
Vodka, coffee liquer and cream.
53.
2oz of vodka, 1 oz of khalua, splash of heavy cream, ice.
54.
1.5 oz Vodka 0.5 oz Khalua Fill with cream.
55.
1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz bails irish cream 2 oz cream.
56.
Vodka, khalua, and cream.
57.
First put ice on the glass, add vodca, kahlua, and then add cream and stir it.
58.
Vodka, coffee liqeur and cream served with ice in an old fashioned glass.
59.
Highball glass, cubed ice, 4cl vodka, 2cl kahlua, fill with milk.
60.
Vodka, coffee liqueur ( e. G., KahlĂșa or Tia Maria), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass.
61.
For prepare cocktail white russian I use vodka, float fresh cream on the top and stir gently.
62.
One part vodka, one part kahlua fill with half and half shake.
63.
Pour ice into a cup. 1.5 ounces of vodka, 3/4 ounces of Kahlua or coffee liquor, and top with 3/4 ounces of milk.
64.
1.5 vodka, 3/4 coffee f kahula, milk over rocks.
65.
1 1/4 oz vodka, 3/4 oz kahlua, in a rocks glass with ice.
66.
Kahlula vodka and heavy cream.
67.
1oz vodka .5 oz kahlua splash of milk.
68.
Vodka, Kahlua and milk. Shake into highball glass.
69.
1 and a half ounces of vodka, 3/4 ounces of Kahlua, milk or cream.
70.
2 parts coffee liquer, 3 parts cream, 5 parts vodka.
71.
Vodka, Kailua, and cream.
72.
Vodka/coffee liqueur/cream.
73.
5 parts Vodka, 3 parts Kahlua, Milk.
74.
1 1/2 vodka, kaluha, half and half.
75.
Vodka, cream or milk, kahlua.
76.
Vodka, Kahlua and creamer.
77.
Vodka KahlĂșa and cream.
78.
One part vodka, one part coffee liquor, topped with half and half over ice, usually in a rocks glass.
79.
Vodka, Kahlua, and cream.
80.
Vodka, Kahlua, milk or cream.
81.
Vodka, Kahlua, and cream.
82.
1 oz vodka, kahlua and cream.
83.
In a rocks glass pour in 1 12 of vodka 12 kahlua and tope with creme.
84.
Mix vodka, kahlua and cream.
85.
Vodka, Kahula and cream to finish over ice.
86.
Vodka, coffe liquer and milk.
87.
1st I would fill a glass of ice and pour 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, then I would add 3/4 ounces of kahula or coffee liquor, and then lastly I would add milk or cream using a spoon creating the layers. Sometimes I add a cherry to garnish depending on the customer.
88.
Vodka, half and half, kailua.
89.
Khalua and half and half.
90.
1 1/4 vodka 3/4 Kayla fill with cream.
91.
2 parts coffre liquer, 3 parts cream, 5 parts vodka.
92.
Baileys, half and half, rum.
93.
In a rocks glass with ice you add 1.75 oz of vodka and .5 oz of kahlua.
94.
You add 1.00 vodka, .50 kahlua and fill the rest with cream. I know some people shake it, but I prefer not to so you see the cream on top.
95.
A few a week, they weren't overly popular at my previous job.
96.
Ice 1ounce of vodka 1/2 ounce Kahlua topped with half and half.
97.
11/2 oz of Vodka, 1oz of kahlua, 3/4 of milk while using a spoon to create layer.
98.
Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, Vodka, Half and Half or Milk.
99.
Vodka, kahlua, milk over ice.
100.
You put 2 ounces of vodka with 1 ounce of kalhua, topped with a splash of heavy cream and stirred with ice.
101.
Rocks glass filled with ice, 1-1/2 oz. Vodka, and 1/2 oz. Cream.

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