Cinnamon White Russians

As the holiday season approaches, the air fills with the scent of cinnamon and the excitement of upcoming celebrations. If you’re looking to add a fun twist to your holiday party menu, why not start with a classic White Russian cocktail with a seasonal spin? Enter the Cinnamon White Russian – a delightful blend of creamy richness and warm spices that’s perfect for any Christmas party.

Hand holding Cinnamon White Russian

This recipe reimagines the traditional White Russian, infusing it with the festive flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. The combination of vanilla vodka and coffee liqueur forms the base of this classic cocktail, while cinnamon whiskey adds a spicy kick that complements the smoothness of the heavy cream.

3 glasses of cinnamon white russians

And for that extra holiday touch, a cinnamon sugar rim transforms each glass into a winter wonderland of taste. Simple, yet sophisticated, this Cinnamon White Russian is as easy to make as it is enjoyable to drink.

Recipe Notes:

  • Brown Sugar Twist: For a deeper flavor, try rimming the glasses with a mix of cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Balance is Key: Adjust the amount of cinnamon whiskey to suit your taste. If you prefer a subtler cinnamon flavor, reduce the quantity slightly.
  • Serving Style: Serve in traditional lowball glasses for that classic cocktail elegance.
  • Ice Matters: Use large ice cubes to keep your drink chilled longer without excessive dilution.
  • Garnish Wisely: A cinnamon stick not only looks great but also infuses a subtle aroma as you enjoy your drink.
Can I substitute the heavy cream?

Absolutely! While heavy cream gives a rich texture, you can use any creamer of your choice for a lighter version.

Is the cinnamon sugar rim necessary?

While not essential, the cinnamon sugar rim adds a festive flair and extra cinnamon flavor. It’s recommended for the full holiday experience.

Can I make this in advance?

It’s best served fresh, but you can mix the alcohol in advance and add creamer and ice just before serving.

What’s the best coffee liqueur to use?

Kahlua is a popular choice for its smooth coffee flavor, but feel free to use any brand you prefer.

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ingredients for cinnamon white russians

Cinnamon White Russians

  1. Optional step: Rim glasses with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur and cinnamon whiskey to a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined. Pour the mixture over ice into two serving glasses.vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur and cinnamon whiskey in a cocktail glass
  3. Pour the creamer into both glasses. creamer being added to glass
  4. Gently stir and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!Cinnamon white russian in a glass
5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon White Russians

Celebrate this holiday season with a Cinnamon White Russian, a perfect blend of traditional and festive flavors, promising to be the highlight of your holiday party!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 oz vanilla vodka
  • 3 oz coffee liqueur such as Kahlua
  • 1 oz cinnamon whiskey such as Fireball
  • 3 oz creamer
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • Ice for serving
  • Optional* cinnamon sugar for rimming glasses


  • Optional step: Rim glasses with cinnamon sugar.
  • Add the vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur and cinnamon whiskey to a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture over ice into two serving glasses.
  • Pour the creamer into both glasses.
  • Gently stir and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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