Colorado Bulldog Drink Recipe That'll Raise the Woof

Let's turn this pawty up, y'all, with the sweet & creamy Colorado bulldog cocktail.

Updated February 2, 2024
Woman making coffee cocktail at cafe counter

The woof, the woof, the woof is on fire! Or at least it will be when you make a Colorado bulldog drink. It's a sweet, boozy cocktail similar to the white Russian, perfect for when you want to turn up the heat at a party, but you really like sweet, creamy drinks.  

How to Make a Colorado Bulldog Drink

Cola and coffee liqueur? We say yes! The two play really well together in this creamy vodka drink. 


  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1½ ounces coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces milk
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces cola
  • Cherry for garnish, optional


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with cola.
  5. Garnish with a cherry, if desired.

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Variations of the Bulldog Cocktail

You don't want to make too many modifications to the bulldog lest you change it entirely, but you still have wiggle room.

  • For a stronger buzz, coffee buzz, that is, use coffee vodka or make your own rich coffee-infused vodka at home. You can make your own coffee liqueur if you're a dedicated DIYer.
  • Instead of milk, use half and half or heavy cream.
  • Play around with the proportions, using more vodka, less coffee liqueur, or a little less milk and extra vodka.
  • Easily swap in a diet cola or any similar style with the same flavor for any taste or dietary needs. We think using Dr. Pepper would make this drink even better!

Bulldog Cocktail Garnishes

The cherry adds a beautiful pop of color to an otherwise brown and tan cocktail. However, that garnish may not work for you, or you want to highlight the sweet flavors. These are a few options.

  • Sprinkle grated nutmeg or cinnamon over top.
  • Coarsely chopped chocolate makes for an elegant and delicious garnish.
  • Pierce several cherries with a cocktail skewer.
  • Drizzle a small amount of chocolate syrup over top or swirl down one side of the glass before adding the ice.

Enjoying a Bulldog Cocktail

Even the Dude would give this cocktail some side-eye, considering this in place of his regular white Russian. Don't let the cola scare you away — it's the key to holding all of these ingredients together. Step up and try the unforgettable bulldog cocktail and set your woof on fire. 

Colorado Bulldog Drink Recipe That'll Raise the Woof