Ready-to-drink cocktail review:
Kahlua White Russian

Ready-to-drink Kahlua White Russian

ISO the perfect on-the-go cocktail for Fall.  Could this pre-made White Russian be it?

Fall is finally here and I've been dying to try out this ready-to-drink White Russian from Kahlúa.

I haven't had a White Russian since college (has anyone?) but I remember loving them! Plus this seems like the perfect Fall cocktail so I picked up a four pack a few weeks ago. How great it would be to have an easy, fall-inspired cocktail to take to all the activities this time of year? With happy thoughts of pumpkin patches and hay rides while sipping a delicious cocktail I headed to the checkout. 

I've been eagerly awaiting trying these for weeks! So how did it turn out? Keep reading - I'm spilling all the tea...

 

At first sniff of this bottled cocktail I was nervous. When I opened the cap I got a super strong cheap alcohol smell - but I figured we could only go up from here so I forged on. 

Luckily, this cocktail did get better as I drank it - but it was never great. It totally lacks the things that make a White Russian special. It wasn't creamy. It wasn't sweet. It had absolutely no richness to it. Honestly, it was a little like a watered down well drink pretending to be a White Russian.

Save yourself on this one!

Sadly this ready-to-drink version of a White Russian totally misses the mark. You know I'm all about an easy cocktail but in this case, skip the pre-made version. I say grab a bottle of the traditional Kahlúa, some vodka and heavy cream and whip up your own White Russian from scratch. 


Sweetness


One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

I know it's been a minute since I've had a White Russian but I remember them being sweet. This bottled cocktail version had no sweetness at all. I was pretty disappointed. I was expecting this cocktail to be like a mini dessert but it totally missed that mark. There was nothing sweet or indulgent about it.

Booziness


One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = Four Lokos

The White Russian officially rings in at 5% ABV and 10 proof. While I got a strong taste of alcohol, I didn't get even a baby buzz. What I got was an immediate headache from the cheap booze. Which is the ultimate insult to injury in my book. No bueno!

Would I buy these again?

No, I think I'll pass on the pre-made version and go straight to the OG and mix my own cocktail.

Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories. 

 

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