The White Russian has put my eggnog FOMO at ease.
I’ve always wanted to love eggnog. I mean, I love everything about the holidays. I love everything about a well-crafted cocktail. So, I’ve always wanted to adore an eggnog cocktail. Each year, I’d try it again, more hopeful than the last, but alas, I’ve just never developed a taste for it. And I always felt like I was missing out on a little holiday magic.
Then, I watched the Big Lebowski for the first time. The White Russian cocktail itself could easily be considered a main character of the film. It’s practically a permanent fixture, effortlessly clinking around in Jeff Bridges’ hand throughout the entire movie. If he isn’t drinking one, he is making one, ordering one, or at the supermarket buying the fixings to make one (in his bathrobe, no less!).
Since my first sip, the White Russian cocktail has easily become my favorite holiday drink. With it’s strong coffee flavor and sweet creamy richness, topped with a little cinnamon, or peppermint to it really gets in me in the holiday spirit!