Making a White Russian is simple but ritualistic. Some people prefer to mix the alcohol together and float the cream on top; we prefer the milk-shake-like effect of the shaken version. Whole, soy or nut milk are acceptable alternatives if heavy cream isn't an option.
To learn more, read "It's a Nice Day for a White Russian."
A three-ingredient cocktail that never goes out of style
Yield: 1 cocktail
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce Kahlúa
1 ounce heavy cream
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Kahlúa and heavy cream. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.