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Truss & Twine’s White Russian

For the White Russian at Palm Springs’ Truss & Twine, bar manager Dave Castillo nixes vodka and doubles down on the coffee flavor with a coffee–infused gin. Castillo uses a Vietnamese coffee blend from Trung Nguyen, but you can substitute your favorite dark-roast coffee.


  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:grated coffee bean


Add the coffee liqueur, coffee-infused gin, heavy cream and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake well, then double strain into an ice-filled glass filled, then garnish.

Coffee-Infused Gin: Mix 1 liter of London-dry gin with 2 oz. of ground Vietnamese coffee, let it sit for 20 minutes, then strain and bottle for use.

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