Colorado Bulldog Cocktail

Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe

The Spruce

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
282 Calories
21g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 282
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 2g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you like a White Russian, you might want to give the Colorado Bulldog a try. It is the same great drink with a splash of soda to make it very interesting and quite fun.

The primary difference between the two mixed drinks is that the Colorado Bulldog is finished off with equal amounts of cream and cola instead of cream alone. It adds a nice touch that mixes up a routine while making a creamy drink a little less creamy.

You will also notice that the vodka and coffee liqueur are equal pours in this recipe. If you're used to a 2:1 ratio in your White Russian, give this pour a try as it brings in a nice boost to the coffee flavor.


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce​ coffee liqueur
  • 2​ ounces ​cream (or milk)
  • 2​ ounces ​cola

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe
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  2. Pour the vodka and coffee liqueur in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

    Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe
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  3. Fill with equal amounts of milk or cream and cola.

    Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe
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  4. Stir well.

    Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

    Colorado Bulldog Cocktail recipe
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  • Beware of the Fizz: First up, a warning... soda and cream like to create a lot of fizz. You also know it can get out of hand fast! Avoid a big mess by pouring the soda slowly and stop pouring if you notice the foam and fizz climbing to the top of the glass. Better yet, pour the cream and pick up and tilt the glass while pouring the cola.
  • The Vodka: It doesn't have to be the best. Use whatever vodka you enjoy most and have in stock. This is a great drink, but it doesn't require the best of your liquor cabinet.
  • The Coffee Liqueur: You may be tempted to restock that bottle of Kahlua that is a constant in your bar.

How Strong Is the Colorado Bulldog?

You can make the Colorado Bulldog as strong or as weak a drink as you like. It all depends on how much cream and cola you top it off with. 

In general, this is a gentle drink and that is why it's so nice for a casual drink during happy hour. If we pour an 80-proof vodka with Kahlua and use 2-ounces each of cola and cream, it would have an alcohol content of about 10 percent ABV (20 proof). That's equal to the average glass of wine!