White Russians are great in every season. In this fall inspired version we're using salted caramel vodka and amaretto then topping it off with thickened cream and a salted caramel rim.
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One of my all time favorite fall flavors is salted caramel. There is just something about the mix of sweet and salty that's just so pleasing. So of course when stumbled upon salted caramel vodka, I had to get it. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make with it, but I knew I wanted it be a dessert cocktail. And what better to make with salted caramel vodka than a fall twist on the White Russian.

There a few salted caramel White Russian recipes out there. Some included salted caramel vodka, while other salted caramel kahlua. They both work great, but I felt like it could be better. After taking a stroll through my neighborhood liquor store, I set my eyes on amaretto. In my mind it worked perfectly but when made it, it was perfect!

Flavored liquors have add sugar in them unlike non flavored ones. So I was concerned it would be a little too sweet for some. So I gave my BFF and certified taste tester a call for her opinion. That's when we got the idea to dip the rim caramel and course sea salt. They saltiness mellows out drink and bring everything into balance. 

Although this a dessert cocktail, I wanted to have option for people who don't like their drinks too sweet. Another alternative is to add some coco bitters to balance it out but the salted caramel rim think does a great job of that. 

What You'll Need For This Recipe

  • Salted Caramel Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Amaretto
  • Ice
  • Heavy Cream or Half & Half, Oatmilk etc.
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Course Sea Salt

How To Make Salted Caramel White Russian

Caramel & Salt The Rim
Grab two plates. Pour caramel sauce in one and course sea salt in the other. Dip your rock glass into the caramel then into the sea salt. Make sure the glasses are dry or else the the caramel wont stick. 

Make The Cocktail
In a cocktail mixer, add ice, liquors and stir for a couple of seconds, until the mixture is cold. Strain into prepared glass over ice and top off with heavy cream, half & half, or dairy free milk.

To make more decedent make some cold foam or thickened cream. You can do this by adding cold heavy cream, half & half or diary free milk to a handheld milk frother. Give it a few pumps for about 15-20 seconds, then pour or spoon over cocktail. 

Tips On How To Make This Recipe

  • The best cocktail always start with a high quality liquor. Stolichnay is a great vodka brand to try.
  • Rimming the glass is optional, but if you don't like your drinks too sweet, I high suggest rimming the glass with the salt. 
  • Make it dairy free or light it up by using a dairy free milk. Oatmilk works best in my opinion.