Spiced White Russian


This festive twist on a White Russian was created by food writer Aimee Twigger.

Makes 4
For the spiced coffee liqueur:
50g light brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
150ml water
2 tbsp instant coffee
300ml vodka liqueur

For the vodka liqueur:
350ml Double cream
350 ml Whole milk
Black Cow Vodka

Add all the ingredients for the coffee liqueur into a pan and simmer until it has thickened like a syrup. Pour into a bottle and let cool. To make the cocktail, pour 60ml of the syrup into each glass then add some ice. Next add 1 measure of vodka into each glass. Mix the cream and milk in a jug, pour into each glass and top with some freshly grated nutmeg, a cinnamon stick and a coffee bean.


Aimee Twigger is a food blogger and author from south Devon, best known for her dark and moody style of photography. She lives in a little house in the seaside town of Torquay, with her partner Howard and her Dalmatian, Archie. As well as writing her blog twiggstudios.com, she has written two baking cookbooks and hopes to write another. Aimee first found her passion for food photography a few years ago, and has been lucky enough to travel around the world teaching workshops ever since.

Jemma Moran