Close up of carrot cake white russian rimmed with cream cheese and garnished with carrot strips and an orange and white striped straw

Carrot Cake White Russian

Carrot Cake White Russians are a creative way to celebrate Easter, Mother's Day, or the beginning of spring. Loaded with sweet cake vodka, rich coffee liquor, luscious Irish cream, and buttery butterscotch schnapps, this sweet alcoholic drink absolutely takes the cake! 
Course Cocktail
Keyword after dinner drink, baileys irish cream, carrot cake, carrot cake drink, carrot cake shot, carrot cake white russian, dessert cocktail, kahlua, sweet alcoholic drink, white russian
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Amber


For the Carrot Cake White Russians:

  • 2 shots cake or vanilla vodka 3 ounces
  • 2 shots coffee liquor, like KahlĂșa 3 ounces
  • 1 shot butterscotch schnapps 1.5 ounces
  • 1 shot irish cream, like Baileys 1.5 ounces
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 shots half and half 3-4.5 ounces
  • carrot ribbons for garnish (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1-2 tbsp powdered sugar (or honey)
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans


For the Carrot Cake White Russian:

  • Rim two high ball glasses w/ the cream cheese frosting and pecans, fill with ice, and set aside. 
  • Add vodka, coffee liquor, butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream, cinnamon, and 2 shots of half and half to a martini shaker. Put top on shaker, and shake, until the mixture is well blended. Give it a taste, add more half and half if desired, and shake again, if needed.
  • Evenly strain the cocktail into prepared glasses, garnish with carrot ribbons and ground cinnamon, and serve immediately. 
  • Enjoy! 

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Add the chopped pecans to a small plate and set aside.
  • Using a fork or small whisk, mix all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated.
  • Twist the rim of a high ball glass into the cream cheese mixture then dip and twist the rim into the crushed pecans so the lip of the glass is coated in cream cheese and pecans. Repeat w/ the second glass. 
  • Fill glasses with Carrot Cake White Russians and serve.