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Hot White Russian Winter Drink

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Christmas morning is a magical time typically enjoyed before the sun comes up.  I have the perfect drink for you to sip while you watch the magic unfold.  This hot white russian combines coffee and cream with a little kick to get you in a festive mood.  If you are looking for Christmas cocktails, there are more linked at the end of hte post.  We have your drinks covered for any type of Christmas celebration.  

hot white russian christmas morning drink

Around 5am last year I heard stirring in my daughter’s room.  She finally came to wake me up at 6 then start the process of waking up her sister, not an easy task.  When everyone was up, not necessarily awake, but standing, we all headed downstairs to see if Santa made an appearance.  I had set the timer on the coffee pot so I poured a fresh cup and watched the Christmas magic happen.  

This year I am going to set my coffee pot timer again but I’m going to take my morning brew up a notch with this hot white russian.  A few added extras and some whipped cream will make a delicious sipping drink for Christmas morning.  

hot white russian christmas morning drink

Hot White Russian

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Warm creamy drink made with coffee, perfect for a winter morning.


  • 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • Whipped cream for garnish


  1. Combine coffee, heavy cream, kahlua and vodka in a saucepan and simmer until heated through. Stir continuously.
  2. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream.
  3. Enjoy while warm.


Try substituting skim milk for cream to make a lighter version of this hot white russian.

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A hot white russian is not just for Christmas morning.  Enjoy this warm drink on Christmas eve or any chilly winter day.  Make a large batch and serve it to friends with dessert.  So good!  

Looking for more ideas? Check out this collection of hot drink recipes that are delicious on a cold day.

I hope your Christmas morning is magical and you have something warm and delicious to sip on. Pin this hot white russian so you have the recipe on hand when you are ready for it.  

how white russian with coffee winter drink

Whatever you holiday plans are, we have the cocktail for you.  Take a look at these 6 festive Christmas cocktails and click over for the full recipe.  

6 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Christmas Margarita from Weekend Craft Christmas Mimosas from Happy Go LuckyMerry Moscow Mules from Create & BabbleWhite Chocolate Cherry Martini from Our Crafty MomHot White Russian from Creative RamblingsSlay Ride from Upright and Caffeinated

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Allison | Upright and Caffeinated

Monday 10th of December 2018

Yes please!!! This looks AMAZING!! I am totally making this!

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