Big Lebrewski Imperial Stout | White Russian Cocktail

White Russian
White Russian / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

The Beer

Naked City Brewery's Big Lebrewski White Russian Imperial Stout
Naked City Brewery’s Big Lebrewski White Russian Imperial Stout / Photo courtesy Naked City Brewery

Big Lebrewski White Russian Imperial Stout (Naked City Brewery, Seattle); abv: 9%

Inspired by The Big Lebowski (“I’ve always been a huge fan of classic films,” says Webb) and the White Russian that the central character drinks, this is a bold Imperial Cream Stout aged on Kahlua-soaked French oak staves.

Naked City brews this seasonal beer once a year, releasing it for the brewery’s anniversary in October. It has a deep, coffee-brown hue and classic stout aroma. The flavor profile is rich and warming, with some nuanced coffee and mocha flavor, and it has a distinctly creamy texture. You won’t confuse it with a standard-issue White Russian, but it’s fun and well-recommended.

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The Cocktail

White Russian Ingredients
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur, like Kahlua
  • 1 ounce cream

Stir together vodka and coffee liqueur in rocks glass filled with ice. Pour cream atop.

Published on August 23, 2018