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The ultimate guide to the Colorado Bulldog

The Colorado Bulldog is a tasty and fun cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian which is typically made with Vodka, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, and Heavy Cream. 
3 Colorado Bulldog cocktails with coffee beans decor


This guide will teach you everything you need to know about making a Colorado Bulldog, including the history of this iconic drink, how to make the drink, and what to serve it with.

What does the Colorado Bulldog Cocktail taste like

The Vodka adds a smoothness to the drink while the Cola provides a sweetness and fizziness. The Coffee Flavored Liqueur provides a bitterness and the Cream adds a richness and creaminess to the drink.

The Mysterious History of the Colorado Bulldog

There are two believed origins of the Colorado Bulldog, either the late 1990s in Colorado or in Russia during the 19th or 20th century. The original Colorado Bulldog recipe called for vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, but over the years, many variations have been created. 
The most popular way to make a Colorado Bulldog today is to mix vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream soda. However, there are many other ways to make this delicious cocktail. You can also add chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, or even ice cream to the mix. 
No matter how you make it, a Colorado Bulldog is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Grab some vodka, coffee liqueur, cream, and soda, and get mixing!

three cocktails with shaker, coffee pot, and liqueur

How to Make the Colorado Bulldog

Colorado Bulldog Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Coffee Flavored Liqueur
  • 2 oz Cream
  • 2 oz Cola
  • Ice


Cocktail Glass


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Vodka, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Cream, and Cola
  2. Stir, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass.

Tips on how to make the greatest Colorado Bulldog Drink

Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!
-Serve the drink in a glass with ice to keep the cocktail cold.
-For a fun twist, add some chocolate syrup or caramel, whipped cream, and marshmallows to the drink.
-If you want to make a virgin Colorado Bulldog, simply omit the vodka and coffee liqueur with plain coffee.

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Recommended Vodka Brands

Grey Goose

coffee flavored liqueurs in glass with chocolate and hazel nuts on table

Recommended Coffee Flavored Liqueur Brands

Patrón XO
Mr Black

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Recommended Cola Brands

Whole Earth Organic
Any cream from the grocery store will work for the recipe. Try to get the freshest possible.

What to serve with a Colorado Bulldog Cocktail?

The Colorado Bulldog is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of year. But what foods pair well with this tasty drink?

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-Chocolate cake
-Caramel desserts



fruit platter with various fruits, nuts, and mint as garnish


-Fruit platter


-Jalapeno peppers

cheese and crackers on wooden board


-Fried chicken wings
-Potato skins
-Cheese and crackers 
-Vegetable platters 

If You Love The Colorado Bulldog, You'll Love These Cocktails!

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Mind Eraser

Recipe: Vodka, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Soda Water

two fixer upper cocktails with coffee bean garnish

Fixer Upper

Recipe: Vodka, White Chocolate Liqueur, Amaro Liqueur, Espresso

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Brave Bull

Recipe: Blanco Tequila, Coffee Flavored Liqueur

In Conclusion

If you're looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail to enjoy this summer, look no further than the Colorado Bulldog! This delightful drink is sure to put a smile on your face. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!
Team Barsys
Colorado Bulldog Cocktail with coffee pot and coffee beans in a glass bowl
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