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11 Twists On The White Russian You Gotta Try Now

The classic White Russian is just Kahlúa, vodka, and cream — but there are a lot of ways to remix this old standard to fit any taste! Whether you're a chocoholic, a beach bum, or a yogi, there's a perfect White Russian for you.

1. The Colorado Bulldog

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The twist: Add a little cola to a classic White Russian.

Perfect for: When you've given up on your New Year's resolution to drink less soda, or if you're celebrating that your team won the big game.

Get the recipe at The Drink Kings.

2. White Leprechauns

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The twist: Swap the vodka out and add Irish whiskey.

Perfect for: Introducing your friend who "only drinks whiskey" to the White Russian and people who wear "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" T-shirts all year long.

Get the recipe at The Kitchen Magpie.

3. Vegan White Russians

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The twist: Swap out the cream for almond milk, a dairy-free alternative.

Perfect for: A guilt-free, post-yoga drink. Or impressing that cute vegan you met volunteering at the animal shelter.

Get the recipe at Spoon and Shutter.

4. Chai Russian:

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The twist: Replace the cream with a light but creamy chai tea.

Perfect for: Sipping while wearing fuzzy boots and cozying up by the fire, or the coffee-shop regular who can't decide between coffee and tea while reading poetry.

Get the recipe at Glue and Glitter.

5. Coconut White Russians

The twist: Swap out the cream for coconut milk.

Perfect for: Sipping in your studio apartment while dreaming about the exotic beach vacation that's not in your budget right now, or serving with takeout Pad Thai on your next at-home date night.

Get the recipe at Weary Chef.

6. Black Russians

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The twist: Skip the cream.

Perfect for: People who can't follow recipes that have more than two ingredients and people who are "too cool" for mixers.

Get the recipe at Steve the Bartender.

7. Salted Caramel White Russians

The twist: Add some caramel and sea salt to the classic White Russian.

Perfect for: Satisfying your infamous sweet tooth, or serving at your BFF's bridal shower.

Get the recipe at The Sweetest Occasion.

8. Horchata White Russians

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The twist: Replace the cream with horchata and top with cinnamon.

Perfect for: Making your friends from SoCal feel at home when they visit, or ~spicing~ things up on a cozy winter night.

Get the recipe at Le Petit Eats.

9. Chocolate White Russians

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The twist: Add lots of chocolate syrup and serve with a brownie.

Perfect for: Finally getting over you-know-who, or treating yo' self after that disastrous work meeting.

Get the recipe at Daily Appetite.

10. Sombreros

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The twist: Skip the vodka.

Perfect for: Serving on Taco Tuesdays and people who don't want to look at vodka after last weekend.

Get the recipe at My Gourmet Connection.

11. Irish Coffee–style White Russians

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The twist: Swap the vodka out for Irish whiskey and add some strong, hot coffee.

Perfect for: Drinking while you recap last night's adventures at brunch, or reminiscing about the vacation you look to the U.K.

Get the recipe at Purely Twins.

Find your perfect White Russian! And make sure to start it with Kahlúa!

Stick to the script. Drink responsibly.