It is hard to say where this cocktail was first made but it likely first appeared in the 1970s. There was the classic Russian cocktail in the 1930s that employed Vodka with Gin and crème de cacao so the basic idea has been alive for some time. If you bartended in the 1980s you made many White Russians along with its sibling the Black Russian that simply omits the cream. As far as I can tell the drink was all but forgotten until the instant classic Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski appeared in 1998.
2 ounces Vodka
1 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce cream
There is never a bad time to get in touch with your inner Lebowski.
Place all items in a cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice. Shake well and strain into a double old fashioned glass with fresh cracked ice. Please do not serve this as a layered drink.
This cocktail is so simple and it refuses to be anything else. Please feel free to play with the proportions of the three key ingredients to best satisfy your taste.
Source: Modern Classic