For instant wow-factor for every occasion from now until New Year’s Eve, try our super-simple, classic cocktail recipe for a White Russian. The special ingredient? Our amazing-tasting CRU coffee frozen into an ice cube, which gives a beautiful unique flavour and character to the drink.
Watch the video and see how it’s done. And check out the size of the coffee ice cube. Because it’s made in a giant mould, the coffee takes longer to melt and dilute the cocktail, making the drink even more delicious and interesting. Time to try something different…
25ml Coffee liqueur
50ml double cream
Freshly grated nutmeg
CRU Peruvian Cajamarca beans or ground coffee
Method1. First make the coffee ice cubes. Brew the CRU Peruvian Cajamarca coffee and let it cool to room temperature. Put the cooled coffee into ice cube trays and place into the freezer until completely frozen (Depending on type of freezer and size of ice cube tray, this will vary.)
2. Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and double cream into a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Put the other half of the shaker on top and give it a good tap to lock it in, then shake. You want the ice to smash up while chilling the liquid down; it’s what creates the frothy top. Try to use fresh-from-the-freezer ice, as melting ice is too watery and will dilute the White Russian much too fast.
4. Place the coffee ice cubes in a tumbler. Once shaken, tap the side of the shaker to break the vacuum seal. Then place the strainer on top of the shaker and pour the contents through a sieve directly into the glass. Using the strainer and the sieve helps create a rich, smooth froth.
5. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg
Don’t hide away in the kitchen to make your CRU-style White Russians at your parties. Break the ice by making your celebratory cocktails in front of your guests. Whether you’re an expert cocktail shaker or not, there’s drama to behold as the huge coffee ice cube appears and is submerged by the beautifully rich and creamy sea of festive alcohol.
Join the merrymaking…
Remember to share the love by posting your festive images on social media with #CRUMOMENTS and tag us @crukafe. Whether it’s a photo of one of your CRU merry makes, decorating the Christmas tree, drinking New Year’s Eve CRU cocktails or simply sharing a jolly moment with a friend over the holidays, we can’t wait to see them. Need inspiration? Check out our Merry Christmas Hub to see some of the amazing #CRUMOMENTS already posted by other CRU fans.
Send us as many festive images as you like by midnight on 31st December and each time you do, we’ll enter you in our competition to win free CRU coffee for a whole year*. Good luck!
You’ll also find all 12 of our delicious Christmas-inspired recipes on our Merry Christmas Hub - which one will you try next? Time to get creative…
*See the competition rules at crukafe.com/tandc