White Russian Recipe With Baileys

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Baileys White Russian Recipe

This white Russian recipe with Baileys is a classic Baileys and vodka cocktail. It’s made with Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur, your favorite vodka, and espresso. Enjoy this classic cocktail served over ice in a rocks glass.

Baileys White Russian

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What Goes Into Making a Classic White Russian with Baileys?

This classic drink is made with 3 main ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 oz Classic Vodka
  • 2 oz Espresso 
  • Optional – Cherries for garnish 

You will also need a cocktail jigger. If you don’t have one you can grab one online here: cocktail jigger.

ingredients to make a White Russian

Bailey’s White Russian Cocktail Recipe

First, fill your glass with ice cubes. Then add chilled espresso to the glass. This is our favorite way to make our own espresso: Easy Aeropress Espresso Recipe

espresso in rocks glass

Next, add your favorite vodka. 

vodka cocktail White Russian

Measure the Baileys using the cocktail jigger. 

easy cocktail recipe with baileys

Then pour the Baileys Irish cream into the glass.

baileys Irish cream with vodka and espresso

It’s that easy to make this Baileys white Russian cocktail. All it needs is a quick stir and a little garnish. 

drink with vodka and baileys

A Delicious Cocktail for the Happy Hour or the Holiday Season 

Garnish this creamy cocktail with a few cherries or cocoa powder and enjoy. 

baileys cocktail recipe with vodka

This decadent cocktail is the best drink if you love Baileys combined with the coffee flavors of espresso. You can also garnish with candy canes for a fun twist and add this to your list of favorite Christmas cocktails. 

how to make a White Russian recipe with baileys

We would like to mention that there is more than one way to make a white Russian cocktail. Another delicious alternative to making a white Russian is to combine Kahlua coffee liqueur, with vodka and heavy cream.

And, you can have a lot of fun making different cocktail recipes simply by swapping out one ingredient for another. For example, if you replace the espresso in this Baileys white Russian recipe it becomes a mudslide, which is an entirely new recipe in itself. And if you combine Kahlua with vodka it becomes a black Russian. But that’s for another day. So many cocktails, so little time. 

Baileys White Russian cocktail recipe

If you love Baileys then make sure to check out our Baileys Coffee Recipe.

Baileys White Russian Cocktail Recipe

Baileys White Russian Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Baileys white Russian cocktail recipe is a classic cocktail made with Bailey's Irish cream liqueur, your favorite vodka, and espresso.


  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 oz Classic Vodka
  • 2 oz Espresso
  • Optional - Cherries for garnish


  1. Pour chilled espresso into an ice filled rocks glass
  2. Add vodka
  3. Add Baileys irish cream
  4. Stir and garnish with cherries or cocoa powder
  5. Enjoy

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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