Colorado Bulldog: the amazing recipe for an after-dinner cocktail

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
By Cookist
1 ounce
coffee liqueur
1 ounce
1 ounce
cola, to taste
1 to 2 ounces

Anyone who loves a White Russian cocktail needs to try the Colorado Bulldog. Like the White Russian, this tasty after-dinner cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk, but the Colorado Bulldog also has cola in it. The cola gives it a bit of fizz and a delicious, sweet flavor that goes extremely well with the coffee liqueur. No one quite knows how this delectable drink got its name. Enjoy a Colorado Bulldog or two after a meal as a nightcap. It's a perfect drinkable dessert!

Tips for Making the Best Colorado Bulldog Cocktail

For a creamier cocktail, use cream instead of milk.

You can make a vegan version by swapping out milk for your favorite plant-based milk. Nut milk is especially delicious in a Colorado Bulldog.

To make a keto Colorado Bulldog, use sugar-free Irish cream, diet cola, and coconut, almond, soy, or cashew milk.

For a non-alcoholic Colorado Bulldog, simply leave out the vodka and use a shot of espresso instead of the coffee liqueur.


Colorado Bulldog Variations

Use flavored vodka instead of regular vodka for fun twists on this classic drink. Cherry, mixed berry, orange, vanilla, and caramel are all excellent choices. You can also use cherry or vanilla-flavored cola.

You can also shake the cocktail to mix it rather than stirring it. This will give your Colorado Bulldog a slightly frothier texture.

Swap out the vodka for another spirit like tequila, bourbon, or rum.

Is the Colorado Bulldog Strong?

You can make your Colorado Bulldog cocktail as strong or mild as you like. If you add more cola to it, the drink becomes weaker. For a stronger cocktail, use less cola.

How to Make a Colorado Bulldog


Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the vodka and coffee liqueur over the ice.


Add in the cream


Add in cola.




Serve and enjoy.


Use whole milk for your Colorado Bulldog.

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