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Christmas White Russian (With Gin)

It’s Christmas time! Christmas is a special time of year for many people, and nothing says Christmas more than the Christmas White Russian cocktail.

A festive drink, this cocktail is perfect to enjoy after a long day of shopping or wrapping gifts with your loved ones.

This Christmas White Russian with gin instead of vodka is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe.  It is a fun and festive holiday cocktail that is guaranteed to get you in the yuletide spirit. 

If you love the taste of gin and coffee flavors then you will love this creamy concoction that is perfect for your next Christmas party or gathering.

Although this is called a White Russian, it does not contain vodka. Gin gives this cocktail an amazing taste and is a great substitute for vodka. 

Follow these easy-to-follow steps below to make this classic Christmas cocktail. 

Christmas White Russian Cocktail

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Christmas White Russian Recipe

Christmas white Russian with gin

This easy to make holiday gin cocktail is: 

  • Creamy and decadent
  • Perfect for Christmas and the holidays
  • Great for parties
  • Easy to make
  • Impressive

This Christmas gin Russian cocktail is a festive drink that will help you enjoy the holidays with a merry attitude.

The recipe for this perfect holiday cocktail is surprisingly easy to make, and is so creamy and delicious!

Gin is one of my favorite spirits and is works really well with the triple sec and coffee liqueur in this drink to make a tasty treat that is almost dessert-like. 

The cream gives the drink a delicious creamy taste that goes beautifully with the gin creating a fantastic twist of the classic white Russian cocktail.

What Is A White Russian Cocktail?

The White Russian drink is a classic creamy cocktail that combines vodka, Kahlua and cream. 

white Russian cocktail with gin

What is in the Christmas White Russian?

The Christmas White Russian contains Kahlua coffee liqueur, gin, triple sec, cream and ice.  

This holiday cocktail only requires three ingredients plus a slice of orange for a garnish. 

Variations Of The Christmas White Russian

There are a few easy substitutions you can use if you need to for this cocktail:

Kahlua substitutes: crème de cacao or amaretto can work as substitutes.

Gin Substitutes: Make your White Russian a classic by reverting back to vodka or try rum for a different taste. 

What tools do I need to make the Christmas White Russian Cocktail?

You really don’t need much in order to make this cocktail which makes it perfect for any party or large gathering when you want to whip them up in minutes. 

You don’t need a cocktail shaker as you pour each ingredient directly into the glass and then stir before serving. 

How To Make White Russian Cocktail With Gin

Christmas white Russian

Step 1: Combine the ingredients

Add ice to your glass then pour in each ingredient and then stir

Step 2: Garnish and serve

Garnish with a slice of orange

White Russian With Gin- Final Thoughts

A festive way to celebrate the holidays, this candy cane martini starts with a rim of crushed candies and ends with a really creamy cocktail that is sure to be the hit of your party. 

Christmas white Russian
Yield: 1

Christmas White Russian

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nothing says Christmas more than a White Russian cocktail.

This festive drink is perfect to enjoy during the holidays.

The Christmas White Russian contains Kahlua coffee liqueur, gin, cream and ice.


  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz Coffee liqueur (Kahlua or similar)
  • 1/2 oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • Slice of orange for garnish


  1. Add ice to your gin glass
  2. Pour the ingredients over the ice and stir
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange

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