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It’s been a long few months over here, as I’m sure it’s been for everyone everywhere. I’ve learned a lot of things after having to stay home for months on end, but one of those is that drinking a home is significantly cheaper than going out. I mean, yeah, everyone knows that, but going out is almost always more fun, so we pay the price.
But when going out is no longer the best option, suddenly making cocktails at home becomes more fun. And making cocktails is kind of like cooking — you have your reliable favorites, but once in awhile you try something new.
And that’s where we are here. This is simple, as many cocktails are, but has a unique flavor that has quickly made it one of my faves. A classic White Russian has vodka, Kahlua and heavy cream, and is so rich and delicious that it’s no wonder it’s a favorite.
This version has the Kahlua, but instead of vodka, has — wait for it — Grand Marnier. I know it may sound weird, but I promise it’s delicious. I also used half and half because the cream version is usually too much for me, but use cream if you want. There are no rules anymore after all.
- 2 ounces Kahlua
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 2 ounces heavy cream or half and half
- Put a large ice cube in a rocks glass.
- Add the Kahlua and Grand Marnier and stir.
- Put the cream or half and half in a shaker and shake for 30 seconds or so. Gently float on top of the drink and serve.