Colorado Bulldog Drink

The Colorado Bulldog drink is a wonderfully flavored cocktail. It is a white Russian with a little something extra. If you like Kahlua you will enjoy this one!

The Colorado Bulldog is a White Russian with a fizzy twist! A White Russian cocktail is made up of equal parts of vodka, Kahlua, and cream.

You would never guess it, but Coca Cola is the ingredient that makes this drink special.

This Colorado Bulldog recipe is a copycat version of the cocktail served at Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall.

Colorado Bulldog Cocktail Origin

The source of a Colorado Bulldog cocktail is a mystery. Some people think it was originated in Russia.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Kahlua
  • Vodka
  • Milk
  • Coca-Cola
Colorado Bulldog drink ingredients

How to Make a Colorado Bulldog

  1. Pour Kahlua and Vodka over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  2. Add milk and cola.
  3. Stir then pour it into a glass and serve.

What does Coca Cola do for a Colorado Bulldog?

Adding a small splash of Coca Cola gives the Colorado Bulldog drink a bit of fizz. In effect, it ramps up a White Russian.

The fizz turns what was often served as an after-dinner drink into a cocktail that is very accessible anytime you want to enjoy one.

The splash of soda also gives this drink a special taste. You would never guess the secret is Coca Cola.

What is Kahlua?

Go to any bar and you’ll find a bottle of Kahlua. This is because it’s one of the world’s most popular coffee liqueurs. But, very few people know that Kahlua, a key ingredient in a White Russian cocktail, actually originates from Mexico.

Kahlua is a wonderful combination of coffee, rum, corn syrup, and vanilla beans (another traditional Mexican ingredient). It’s a sweet, rich, coffee-flavored liqueur that’s perfect for an after-dinner drink. Learn how to make homemade Kahlua.

If you have never tried the Colorado Bulldog drink you are missing out on a White Russian variation. A Colorado Bulldog adds a splash of coke to this drink. The addition of Coca Cola pulls the entire drink together.

two glasses of Colorado Bulldog cocktail

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Colorado Bulldog cocktail in two glasses

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Colorado Bulldog Drink

Colorado Bulldog is a rich and creamy cocktail with a little fizz. If you like a White Russian, you’ll enjoy this drink too.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cocktail, Colorado Bulldog Drink, Colorado Bulldog Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 439kcal


  • 2 ounces Kahlua
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 6 ounces Milk
  • 1 ounce Coca-Cola


  • Pour Kahlua and Vodka over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  • Add milk and cola. Stir and pour into a glass.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 224mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 192mg

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