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White Russian Riff: Lite Treason

In this twist on the White Russian, Kask bar manager Beau Burtnick plays off coffee’s chocolatey, earthy notes with the addition of amaro and a mezcal-infused whipped cream.


  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. coffee liqueur
  • ½ oz. amaro (Burtnick uses Nardini Felsina or Cynar)
  • Mezcal whipped cream
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:grated coffee bean


In a mixing glass, combine the vodka, coffee liqueur and amaro. Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube, then top with the whipped cream. Garnish.

Mezcal Whipped Cream: Whip ½ cup of heavy cream with ½ oz. of mezcal until thick, then add rich simple syrup [2:1] to taste.

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