Of course, I always think of the Big Lebowski when I drink a White Russian. Which is crazy since I haven't seen that movie in about 100 years. Kahlua and rum makes great easy mixed drinks. But I wanted to make one that would be perfect for brunch. I had some coconut rum hanging around so I thought I'd make a White Russian with Coconut rum instead of vodka. This cocktail, with coconut milk, is a perfect morning drink. Because when you call it brunch, drinking in the morning is totally acceptable. This post is written in partnership with Netflix. As a #StreamTeam member, every month I watch a lot o TV and then talk to you about it.
My kids are totally at that stage where they notice, and comment, on everything. Including but not limited to: morning breath, extra arm flab, and adult beverages. My husband and I enjoy the occasional cocktail, wine or beer. If you are a regular reader of the blog, you know this. I post cocktail recipes often. And I love my wine. Our consumption is average.
But if you were to hear my kids tell it, it would sound like we are ready for a 12 step program. They comment consistently when we have a drink. As my goal in life is to be the best parent I can be, it makes me question myself. Am I doing something wrong? AM I drinking too much. The answer, of course is no, but kids really do have a way of getting you to see something from a different perspective.So I came up with this cocktail that I call, “The Little White Lie” because it looks like iced coffee. But it's not. It's more awesome. It's an incognito rum White Russian. Because why use vodka when you could use coconut rum? Plus, instead of milk I'm using coconut milk. And it's so tasty and dairy free! Sometimes dairy makes me do un-ladylike things…
And it's perfect for brunch. To be clear, I would not drink this and tell my kids it was iced coffee. If I am responsible enough to drink a cocktail I am responsible enough to have those conversations with my kids. And quite frankly, I don't drink a lot of brunch cocktails because when you get old like me, they just make you sleepy. It is SO simple. And only needs these three ingredients: coconut milk, Kahlua and coconut rum.
How to make a Coconut Rum White Russian
1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz coconut milk
Pour all ingredients over ice.
Stir and serve.
It couldn't be easier to make this White Russian. Just grab a glass and a spoon. And some ice. You don't even have to exert yourself with shaking anything. And it totally doesn't even matter what order you add it all in. I love the way the coconut milk begins to mix with the Kahlua. I wish you didn't have to stir it and could leave it all marbley and gorgeous.The coconut rum gives it a slight sweetness. I see it being a big player in my summer cocktails. When I'm drinking them responsibly. From time to time.Do you like a traditional White Russian? You are going to LOVE this coconut milk and rum version!
Coconut rum provided by Captain Morgan.
Printable Coconut White Russian with Rum
- 1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz coconut milk
- Pour all ingredients over ice.
- Stir and serve.
This coconut rum cocktail recipe was inspired by the Netflix series called “Bloodline.” YOU GUYS. I'm hooked! It's about a family that has tons of dark secrets. It's much darker than the shows I usually watch but by the end of the first episode I was sold and promptly watched the next three.
The Rayburn family is stuck between a terrible truth and the lies they tell to keep it from being uncovered. It's set in the Florida keys and the moody location is almost like another cast member. The cinematography is stunning and absolutely draws you in. There are twists and turns all over the place and the people you think are good, aren't as good as they should be.