Drink of the Decades: Sinful Blind Russian

The Blind Russian is a delicious twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. Made with , cream , and liqueur, it is a delectable combination of sweet and creamy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

So what's the difference between a White Russian and a Blind Russian? Well, the main difference is that instead of using coffee liqueur (Kahlua or Tia Maria are usually used) to make a White Russian, you use Irish cream liqueur (Baileys or Ballycastle) to make a Blind Russian. This gives it a unique flavor profile that many drinkers find more enjoyable than its classic counterpart.

Making this tasty cocktail is quite simple. All you need is 50ml of vodka, 20ml of coffee liqueur, and 30ml of Irish cream liqueur. Simply pour all the ingredients into an Old-Fashioned glass filled with ice, give it a quick stir and enjoy! If you want to make it extra special, you can always garnish it with some freshly grated nutmeg or perhaps some chocolate shavings for an extra indulgent touch.

The Blind Russian was first created in the 1960s when someone added some cream to the Black Russian cocktail – thus turning it white! Interestingly enough, this creamy twist became so popular that it eventually overshadowed its predecessor in popularity and today they are both enjoyed by cocktail lovers around the world.

So if you're looking for something special to enjoy on a night out or perhaps just an indulgent way to end your day – look no futher than the Blind Russian! It's sure to bring joy and flavor to any occasion. Cheers!

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Difference Between a White Russian and a Blind Russian

A White Russian is a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. It is usually served in an old-fashioned glass over ice. A Blind Russian, on the other hand, is made with vodka, Irish cream (typically Bailey's), and cream, and is also served over ice. The Blind Russian omits the coffee liqueur and replaces it with Irish cream for a sweeter flavor. The Mudslide cocktail is similar to the Blind Russian but adds more dairy in the form of chocolate or vanilla flavored syrup.

Making a Russian Blind

To make a Blind Russian, you'll need 50ml of vodka, 20ml of coffee liqueur and 30ml of Irish cream liqueur. Begin by filling an Old-Fashioned glass with ice. Then, pour the vodka and coffee liqueur into the glass. Finally, top it off with the Irish cream liqueur. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy!

This classic cocktail is often compared to a White Russian due to its similar ingredients and taste. However, it differs by not having any cream or milk added to the mix, hence why it's known as a Blind Russian.

The Origins and Ingredients of White Russians

A White Russian is a decadent and surprisingly easy-to-make cocktail, originating in the '60s. It is made by combining equal parts vodka and Kahlúa and topping it off with cream. This delicious mix of ingredients can be served on the rocks to create an adult milkshake-like . The White Russian was born when someone added cream to the Black Russian, hence its name. Enjoy this smooth and creamy cocktail at your next gathering or as a special treat for yourself!


The Blind Russian is a unique twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. It substitutes coffee liqueur for Irish cream liqueur and creates a creamy, decadent drink that is surprisingly easy to make. This cocktail is perfect for those looking for an indulgent pick-me-up or a special treat. Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or something slightly more potent, the Blind Russian will satisfy your tastebuds with its delightful combination of vodka, liqueurs and heavy cream.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.