An after dinner cocktail doesn’t need to full of sugar and empty calories. The Brentwood Russian is a new twist on an old cocktail. Created by a loving group of friends on a cold night, this low sugar alternative won’t disappoint. Looking for even less sugar and the same flavor swap the Kahlua for cold pressed coffee. If you swap for cold brew this cocktail will only run you 80 calories.
2/3 ounce Coffee Liquor (Optional: swap cold pressed coffee concentrate just beware of caffeine after dinner)
1 2/3 ounces Vodka
2 oz ounces Fresh Almond or Coconut Milk
Serving: 1 cocktail
In a short glass with ice, add coffee liquor, vodka and almond milk. Stir to mix.
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Plus, how adorable do these look?
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