The Dude’s Delight

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The White Russian is already a perfect brunch cocktail. Between the sweet, creamy flavor and the coffee liqueur, it makes for a pretty solid hair-of-the-dog remedy. But throw in a measure of robust, anise-flavored sambuca and straight, chilled coffee, and you have yourself a drink that could wake the dead. “The Dude’s Delight is a drink for someone who likes a White Russian but craves a little something more,” says bartender Tim Webb of New Orleans favorite DTB. “The sambuca adds a level of complexity that will help you wake up in the morning and/or is a perfect end to a hearty meal.” While Webb prefers St. George Coffee Liqueur and Luxardo Sambuca, this recipe will work with whatever brands of liqueurs you prefer—or just happen to have around.

Bitter, Sweet


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • .25 oz Sambuca
  • 4 oz milk
  • 1 oz cold coffee
  • cocoa powder


Step one

Combine all ingredients (save for the cocoa powder) in a shaker filled with ice.

Step two

Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with cocoa dust.

Contributed by Tim Webb

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