‘Tis the season for the most festive of Christmas cocktail recipes and I’m serving up one of my new favorites! I’ve dubbed these frothy little concoctions sugar cookie White Russians and with good reason.
This festive White Russian recipe is loaded with yummy vanilla flavor and topped with whipped cream, sugar cookie crumbles and sprinkles!
This is the type of Christmas cocktail that is sure to wow your friends and makes the perfect addition to your hosting repertoire this time of year.
I’m partnering with Walmart to bring you the recipe, which boasts my personal favorite vodka, Tito’s Handmade. (Any other Tito’s fans in the house?!)
So let’s get to mixing, because this Christmas cocktail is going to make your actual sugar cookies at least a teeny bit jealous this year.
Sugar Cookie White Russian Ingredients
To make these sweet, creamy White Russian cocktails, you will need:
- Ice – Every delicious, frothy cocktail needs loads of ice to make sure it’s frosty cold
- Vodka – Tito’s is my favorite vodka so I personally use it for all of my cocktails, including this White Russian recipe
- Coffee Liqueur – Strictly speaking any coffee liqueur will work here, but I generally pick up Kahlua
- Milk – You can use any milk you prefer – I typically use vanilla almond milk, but dairy milk also works fine
- Vanilla extract – Pure vanilla extract amps up the sugar cookie flavor of this cocktail
- Sugar cookies – A sugar cookie rim levels up this White Russian recipe and takes it far beyond your typical cocktail
- Whipped cream – Real whipped cream or dairy-free whipped topping will work
- Sprinkles – Choose seasonal colors like red, green, silver or gold for maximum effect
Lest you think this cocktail recipe requires you to bake, fear not! I picked up these cute little Christmas sugar cookies right in the bakery department of my local Walmart.
I then gleefully crushed them up and turned them into cocktails. You know you’re digging that!
Everything else you need can also be found at Walmart, from the glasses to the straws, to the milk to the Tito’s!
You can use homemade whipped cream or buy it in a can, either will get the job done. Spread a bit around the rim of your glass, then roll the glass gently in sugar cookie crumbs.
Of course, the key to a perfect White Russian, in my opinion, is a tall glass loaded right up to the tippy top with ice, so it’s nice and crisp and cold.
How to Make Sugar Cookie White Russians
Making these delicious White Russian cocktails is pretty similar to making a classic White Russian!
The base is a good, neutral flavored vodka and the addition of coffee liqueur – in my case, it’s always Kahlua.
Step 1. Fill a cocktail shaker to the top with ice. Measure and add the vodka over top of the ice.
Step 2. Measure and add the Kahlua to the shaker as well. I prefer a 1:1 ratio of vodka to Kahlua for reference.
Step 3. To inspire the sugar cookie flavor, add pure vanilla extract to your cocktail shaker along with the vodka and Kahlua.
Step 4. Add cold milk to the cocktail shaker. Again, I generally use almond milk as I’m a bit dairy sensitive but virtually any dairy or plant-based milk will work great.
Step 5. Crush up a sugar cookie on a small plate. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass and roll the edge in the sugar cookie crumbs to coat. Then, fill the glass with ice to the top.
Step 6. Shake, shake, shake the cocktail shaker until the cocktail mixture is frosty cold. Then pour it into your glass over the ice.
Step 7. Top your Christmas cocktail with whipped cream (or a dairy free alternative) and sprinkle with festive, seasonal sprinkles. Then enjoy!
Christmas White Russian Recipes
Making fun, festive and deliciously sweet White Russian cocktails became a thing for me somewhere along the way.
Who knew that Christmas White Russian recipes were a tradition we all needed in our lives?!
It all started with my salted caramel White Russian recipe and it just grew from there!
Perhaps that’s why I love a good White Russian recipe so much!
You can easily mix and match flavors to create a super tasty cocktail recipe that everyone will love – no advanced mixology skills required.
More Favorite Christmas Cocktail Recipes
I love a well crafted all year long, but I have a soft spot for tasty Christmas cocktail recipes.
From a Christmas White Russian to a Christmas Moscow Mule, I love them all!
My sparkling pomegranate French 75 recipe is perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and beyond.
[Art direction + recipe by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]