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WHITE RUSSIAN SHOTS {Coffee Tequila Cocktail}

The boozy concoction known as the White Russian combines vodka, coffee liqueur for a kick, and cream to round it all out. I have taken it down in size to a White Russian Shot that is perfect for a Monday Pick Me Up!

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Do you hate Mondays as much as I do? Do you need extra coffee on that horrible day just to get you started?

How about when you come home from work? I know that I do and I work from home!

Everyone in my family is a coffee drinker. They drink pots of it all day long.

I am the only one who doesn’t drink coffee in the house so I bought the hubby a single cup coffee maker so he can make it as he gets thirsty.

He’s not home all the time as he travels for work but when he’s home he drinks a lot.

With the single-serve maker, I don’t have to wash a pot or worry about leftover coffee.

You will love this White Russian Shot!

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  • coffee liqueur
  • vodka
  • cream
  • whipped cream for topping

Coffee Liqueur – Traditionally this is Kahlua but I use Patron Coffee Liqueur.

Vodka – Use a high quality vodka since the cocktail only has a few ingredients.

Cream – You can use half and half or heavy cream. You can use milk but the drink will be thin in texture.

Whipped Cream – Most don’t add this to the top but I like my coffee with cream so I like to add more:)

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FIRST: Mix the coffee liqueur and the vodka in a cocktail strainer.

SECOND: Add the cream. Stir to combine. Don’t shake or it will look weird.

THIRD: Pour into shot glasses. Top with whipped cream. Toss it back!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.


I have even had a few White Russians on occasion. Never had a White Russian?

It is a lovely drink consisting of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. Usually served in a highball or rocks glass with some ice. Sort of like an iced coffee with a little added kick.

Plus, what’s not to like about coffee liqueur?


A Russian what is known as a Black Russian is a classic cocktail made with vodka and Kahlua. Kahlua is a liqueur that is part rum part coffee liqueur and is delicious!

The White Russian includes cream which makes it pale in color.

Both are served on the rocks in an old fashioned glass.

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My White Russian Shot is just the right amount of coffee, cocktail, and dessert. The perfect way to end a Monday… How are you ending your Mondays?


White russian shots and a bottle of Patron on a dark surface

White Russian Shots

Yield: 5 shots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The boozy concoction known as the White Russian combines vodka, cream, and coffee liqueur for a kick. A White Russian shot that is perfect for Monday!


  • 1/3 cup Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • whipped cream for topping


  1. Mix the Coffee Liqueur and the vodka in a cocktail strainer.
  2. Add the cream.
  3. Stir to combine.  Don't shake or it will look weird.
  4. Pour into shot glasses.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Toss it back!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

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Monday 20th of August 2018

Mmm mmm, these sound delicious! I am enjoying all of your shot recipes.

jane @ littlesugarsnaps

Tuesday 8th of November 2016

Oh my. A cocktail shot specifically designed just for Mondays. Want to be my new best friend? I too do not drink regular coffee, but I've never been known to turn down anything coffee flavoured - desserts, cakes, ice cream, milkshakes, and my favourite - cocktails! I also adore the smell - I used to grind coffee beans for customers in my Dad's supermarket when I was a kid and I've found the smell intoxicating ever since. I'm going to have to do some research and track down a bottle of that coffee tequila, just so I can have the full effect of this heavenly shooter.

Thursday 10th of November 2016

I could smell it all day long but not really drink it. I tried! Someone mentioned putting a small amount of salt in the grinds while brewing and it does take the bitterness out but still not my favorite. Coffe Tequila on the other hand? YES!!

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