Meet the Bunny Lebowski! I have had this cocktail in my head for the past couple years. I have tried a few coffee liqueurs, carrot infusions, and combinations, but never could get it right. I recently tried blending the carrots in the cream along with a cold brew coffee liqueur and topped with nutmeg to tie it all together and made the Bunny Lebowski, a Carrot White Russian, come to life!
The White Russian is the drink of choice of The Dude in The Big Lebowski. Unlike the movie, no powered milk in sight in this cocktail! I used a fresh cream and delicious coffee liqueur. The buzzy Mr. Black Cold Brew is used for the coffee component. It’s not too sweet or syrup, which I do not like about coffee liqueurs, and it also packs a decent amount of caffeine per ounce (about 25-40% of a shot of espresso!)
If you haven’t seen The Big Lebowksi (because you have been living under a rock perhaps!) the premises is Bunny Lebowksi, the wife of a millionaire goes missing. He confides in the dude, a total burnout, who happens to share the same name in finding her and hilarity and mayhem ensues in L.A. The green nail polish she wears comes into play and just so happened to have the same color. If you know, you know! Whip up this Carrot White Russian this spring, the dude would abide!
BUNNY LEBOWSKI – CARROT WHITE RUSSIAN
glass: rocks glass
- 1 1/4 oz vodka
- 1 1/4 oz carrot cream (recipe below)
- 3/4 oz coffee liqueur, I used Mr. Black Cold Brew (c/0 Mr. Black)
- 1/2 nocino walnut liqueur or 1/4 more coffee liqueur
- garnish: grated nutmeg and baby carrots, source link here
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Double strain with fine mesh strainer into a rocks glass with large cube. Grate with nutmeg. Garnish with baby carrots if you have them!
- 5 oz carrots
- half pint cream
Add carrots and cream in a blender. Blend until smooth as possible. Scoop into a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.