Netflix Helps Make Your Holidays Less Stressful! (Red’s Orange White Russian Cocktail Recipe)

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My family is a huge lover of Netflix.  My husband and I have had our account pretty much since we've been together.  When it was just me and him, we could have stay-at-home date nights.  Now that we have a child it helps keep our daughter occupied for a bit while I get work done or my husband fixes some stuff around the house if I'm not home.

Now that it's holiday time (someone needs to slow time down – seriously!) and it's getting colder, Netflix helps us de-stress.  Every weekend we usually have at least one night where Rileybug is at her Gigi and Poopaw's and we get the house to ourselves.  So we've been making a nice dinner together and settling down with a movie.  We have started watching The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, so we try to get as much Netflix time in as we can.  It's helpful that Netflix has several different options for how you can watch it – we watch it on our laptop while we're cooking dinner, on the Wii while we're in the living room, and on our blu-ray player in our bedroom as we're going to bed.  With the different ways to stream Netflix, there's really no excuse not to use it! 🙂

Not only do we want to de-stress, but Netflix wants us to, as well!  With this in mind, they have partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone to create some custom holiday recipes, which are made to go perfectly with shows and movies that are available on Netflix!  I chose to make Red's Orange White Russian, which is inspired by the character Red from the hit Netflix show "Orange is the New Black"!  Here's what Chef Stone says about it:
I couldn't resist creating a recipe inspired by the character Red on the Netflix hit show "Orange is the New Black"… she is a chef, after all.  This version of the classic White Russian cocktail includes orange liqueur and orange zest.  Orange truly is the new black!
So here is the recipe for you all to try at home!
To start out, you just need a few ingredients:
Red's Orange White Russian Cocktail Inspired by Orange is the New Black | Optimistic Mommy
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1/4 Cup Kahlua
  • 2 Tablespoons Vodka
  • 1 Tablespoon Cointreau (I did substitute triple sec since I could not find Countreau at our store.)
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Navel Orange
First you will fill a rocks glass (I used a hurricane glass since I love the look of it) halfway with ice cubes.  Add the Kahlua, vodka, and Cointreau (triple sec for me) and gently stir to blend.
Red's Orange White Russian Cocktail Inspired by Orange is the New Black | Optimistic Mommy
Next, just pour the heavy whipping cream on top so that it floats on top of the Kahlua mixture.  Using a fine grater, grate some orange zest on top.  Serve immediately and enjoy!
Red's Orange White Russian Cocktail Inspired by Orange is the New Black | Optimistic Mommy
Red's Orange White Russian Cocktail Inspired by Orange is the New Black | Optimistic Mommy
I was kind of nervous about trying this drink since I've never even had a regular White Russian… but oh my goodness!  It was so delicious!  And the heavy whipping cream definitely adds a great dimension to it!  I definitely reccommend this cocktail, even if you aren't an Orange is the New Black fan (which I would be surprised if you're not)!
I enjoyed my Red's Orange White Russian while cooking dinner and watching an episode of Orange is the New Black on my laptop!  It allows to to kill three birds with one stone: de-stress with a nice cocktail, cook dinner and watch another episode!  Just makes me love Netflix even more! 🙂
Red's Orange White Russian Cocktail Inspired by Orange is the New Black | Optimistic Mommy

What show or movie on Netflix will be accompanying you in the kitchen this holiday season?

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  1. That sounds like an amazing drink. Perfect to serve at Chrismas parties this year!

  2. i love this idea- making fun drinks and snacks to go with fave movies and shows!!

  3. I’ve discovered many awesome shows on Netflix, I’ll sit and watch season after season within a few days because it’s so addicting. For the holidays I may try to find one of my old favorites like Home Alone.

  4. I got rid of cable and just use Netflix. It owes me nothing! I love TV on demand and recommend it to anyone.

  5. Also, I am so trying out this recipe!

  6. Kahlua used to be one of my very favorite drinks. I loved it in a toasted almond. Now…. dang. I can’t drink anything like that and it is so boring.

  7. How lovely i will give this a go over the xmas time looks delicious.

  8. I have a friend that loves her Netflix subscription.

  9. Oh what a nice sounding drink – I have to admit I’ve not watched Orange and Black yet – I really must x

  10. I’ve heard great things about Orange is the New Black! I’d love to try that drink too 🙂

  11. So many of my friends are raving about this show; I really need to check it out, preferably with that drink in hand. 😉 I honestly don’t know how we afforded to buy and rent so many movies before Netflix came along. Not only is it convenient, it’s so cheap!

  12. I’m always up for trying new drinks & this one sounds good!

  13. I’m so excited for the new season of Orange is the New Black!! I love that show! Its so messed up, but so good!

  14. When I started reading, I never would have thought that drink would look appealing, but my gosh. It does!

  15. I watch a lot of Netflix. Too much, perhaps. I don’t do anything in the kitchen at all, besides grab stuff out of the fridge. lol

  16. I still love the combo of Kahlua and cream–add some orange to that-I would probably like it even more!! I do not watch TV or movies very often so I no longer subscribe to Netflix-I used to though and did enjoy it!

  17. That drinks looks tasty! White Russians are one of my favs!

  18. We have had Netflix forever. We got rid of our cable and converted to Netflix to save money!

  19. I enjoy listening to music or podcasts while I cook dinner. Though, my daughter is usually in the kitchen learning or helping so I try to focus more on her

  20. We watch Netflix a lot – since we don’t have cable TV. We have been watching the holiday shows and movies that were recently added.

  21. Looks like a great holiday drink!! I love Kahlua!

  22. This sounds like a great drink! Looks good too.

  23. Wow, that looks fun and awesome. I’ve never seen anything like that! I want to try! Yums!

  24. Now, this is just one way to enjoy and relax while having a good nice -de-stressing drink!

  25. I love Netflix! Going to go watch Orange is the New Black now!

  26. That drinks looks awesome. I think I need to make one ASAP.

  27. We LOVE Netflix too! We have TV show marathons all the time LOL!

  28. I love Netflix but if I drank that, I would not be awake long enough to have my computer load, lol. Looks like a good drink though.

  29. I always go for the classics… but that drink, wowsa! I think I would watch anything if it meant I could have that yummy drink.

  30. Orange is the new black or maybe pretty little liars! Both are really good!

  31. We are huge Netflix fans. The kids love watching Paw Patrol, hubby loves his TED Talks and I am currently getting caught up on White Collar

  32. Delicious recipe! I really need to watch this show, we love Netflix.

  33. Hmm, I don’t drink so I’m really curious what this would taste like.

  34. I’d try it! Not sure how well I would like the orange with the kahalua, but I would give it a whirl.

  35. That drink looks good and I love netflix too!

  36. In my book anything with heavy cream is good! We were big fans of Netflix for a long time. We then quit it, but have been thinking about going back.

  37. I just finished my latest netflix addiction (Beauty and the Beast) TV series…the new one. I’m now looking for a new Evening TV show to relax to. I just love Netflix.

  38. Sounds like a great show and a really great drink. I will have to check them both out!

  39. I’m afraid of the dairy and liquor! LOL Funny right.. I need to break out of that and try this! I am so excited for the next season of Orange is the New Black.

  40. Now this? THIS I will make!!

    The orange puts it over the top for me. This could be my new favorite!

  41. The drink looks very inviting, even for someone like me that doesn’t drink much! My family loves Netflix and we were just discussing what movie we were going to get on Netflix on Thanksgiving evening to watch this year.

  42. My husband would probably like this, he likes a white Russian drink so I’ll share this with him

  43. That drink looks amazing! I also love me some Netflix. I am watching Private Practice on Netflix right now. 🙂

  44. I do have Netflix movie times with my family and those drinks seem like a nice addition to movie night for the adults.

  45. What a cool looking holiday drink. Gotta try making it. On Netflix I watch a lot of international movies. Love their service for that

  46. That drink looks amazing and I love that show so much!

  47. I have never had this drink before but we use our Netflix all the time in our home!

  48. When I saw the previews for Orange is the New Black I instantly added it to my “To Watch” list. BTW that drink looks and sounds amazing.

  49. We’ve been big fans of Netflix for a very long time. We even cancelled our subscription to premium channels on Direct TV since we have a DVD/Stream subscription to Netflix. We actually watch more Netflix than real TV. 🙂

  50. We love Netflix! It makes it so easy to watch movies and shows.

  51. Our family has been using Netflix for many years. I was not familiar with the chef/Netflix collaboration.

  52. I love Netflix! My family will be using it to watch some holiday movies this year.

  53. This drink sounds delicious. Perfect for the holiday time.

  54. We’ve been happy Netflix users for 3 years now… your drink looks YUMMy.. perfect for date night; thanks for sharing

  55. That looks like just what I need tonight. Relief from stress and all!

  56. Since toddler shows pretty much rule in our house these days, I’m sure that’s what we would be streaming on Netflix.

  57. This looks so yummy and very easy too!

  58. Ohh this sounds so good.. I will be watching my seasons of Grey’s Anatomy while I am making Thanksgiving Dinner…

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