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Steel Helmet

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Steel Helmet

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The Steel Helmet is essentially a White Russian with, well, a helmet. The topper and distinguishing mark is a float of Galliano liqueur, a stunning liqueur with spicy tones, and this extra little touch adds a nice aspect to the favorite cocktail. Either milk or cream will work here and is a matter of personal preference. If you're looking for a thicker drink, cream is the better choice and since it is served on the rocks that really is the best choice.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Build the vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk or cream in an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Float Galliano on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.

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 5 out of 5
Steelers cocktails in Baltimore??, Member Martoonis.com

I made this cocktail and enjoyed it very much! The Galiano adds an unexpected and intriguing touch to the standard White Russian. The word ""steel' in the name seems innappropriate, as the addition of Galiano, a liqueur, does not have the ""umph"" corresponding to the hardness of steel. Nevertheless, it is a refreshing derivation upon an old theme. However, it seems almost sacrilegious to concoct such a drink in Baltimore, home of the Ravens...oh, that's right, this is the city which has more Red Sox fans than Oriole fans and a number of bars filled exclusively with Pittsburgh Steeler fans every Sunday during football season. So, it is perfectly appropriate to build and drink this libation right here in Charm City!

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