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!

Colorado Bulldog cocktail in two glasses

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

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.
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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 half and half is preferred.
  • 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

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Natalie

    Definitely my all time favorite drink. I get these in Cloudcroft and making them at home is cheaper and I can make them stronger. Highly recommend using half and half and not milk tho!

  2. Jano Dornisch

    I make these at home all the time…..except we call them Smith and Wesson……if you don’t use the vodka with it, then it’s a Smith and Kerns. They are so delicious. They even taste good with Coke Zero (after drinking them for years with real coke I was very afraid!) 🙂

  3. Mary

    White Russian:

    2 oz. Vodka
    2 oz. Kahlua
    2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
    Half and Half

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so good!
    My sister got me hooked on these. The first time I went to the liquor store to pick up the 3 liquors, (and I bought a cheaper Vodka) I almost croaked! $38 for the 3 liquors! And I bought them in Wisconsin, the liquor capital of the USA! If anyone goes to Mexico, pick up Kahlua there… it’s a lot cheaper!

  4. Stefanie

    5 stars
    Delicious! I put a few drops of Hershey’s syrup as well. I did not turn it into chocolate milk, we’re talking literally a few drops. Fantastic~! Thank you for this recipe!

  5. Carol Liedke

    As a former bartender, using milk instead of half & half is totally UNACCEPTABLE! When a bar uses milk, they are only trying to save money. Sad.

  6. Chuck

    Nice… I think a Colorado bull dog is best when it’s not stirred or shaken too much. Let the different flavors drift around while you drink and get stronger as you get to the bottom of the glass.

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