by Tina Olivero

    The Best White Russian Ever: It’s made with ice cream. Boom!

    The Newfoundland Embassy is a cozy bar located in the heart of St. John’s, Newfoundland, that is renowned for its exceptional cocktails, beers, music, and super-friendly atmosphere.

    It really is one of those places where everybody “knows your name.”

    The bar is owned by brothers Brendan and Niall Hickey, who are passionate about sharing the flavors of their home province with locals and visitors alike. One of the bar’s most popular drinks is its White Russian, which is widely known as the BEST WHITE RUSSIAN EVER! (We might even claim it as the best in the world).

    The Newfoundland Embassy White Russian
    Nial and Brendan Hickey, Owners of The Newfoundland Embassy

    White Russian Bliss

    A White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by many for decades. At the Newfoundland Embassy, the bar’s version of this iconic drink has been elevated to new heights. The Newfoundland Embassy’s White Russian is made with premium ingredients including vodka and Kahlua, however, they have a secret ingredient that brings together the history of their location and this iconic drink.

    You see, before the Newfoundland Embassy was ever a “thing”, this corner street downtown location was home to Lar’s, a specialty fruit shop that also served the best soft-serve ice cream in the city. Yes, that’s right, delicious custard cones. Nial and Brendan creatively decided to add the soft serve custard cone ice cream to the White Russian. The result was, you guessed it….. out of this world.

    The secret ice cream mixture in the Newfoundland Embassy’s White Russian adds richness and creaminess to the cocktail that is unparalleled. The ice cream is added to the shaker along with the other ingredients and shaken until cold, resulting in a White Russian that is both indulgent and delicious.

    A Taste of Newfoundland in Every Sip

    Newfoundland Embassy’s White Russian is not only, what we consider to be the best in the world, but it also offers a taste of Newfoundland in every sip. The addition of Lar’s Custard Ice Cream, which is made locally in Newfoundland, right on the premises, adds a unique flavor and texture to the cocktail that is reminiscent of the province’s unique culture and times gone by, in Lar’s corner shop.

    It’s no wonder that this cocktail has become a must-try for anyone visiting Newfoundland and looking for a taste of the province’s unique flavors. It’s also a Friday favorite with the locals.

    The Lar’s Custard Ice Cream elevates this classic cocktail to new heights, making it both indulgent and delicious. The bar’s commitment to using premium ingredients and sourcing locally whenever possible ensures that every sip of this cocktail is an authentic taste of Newfoundland.

    The Newfoundland Embassy White Russian
    Highly talented local performers at The Newfoundland Embassy

    So, if you’re looking for the best White Russian on the go, and you want to mingle with the locals, hear some incredible tunes, and make some new friends, head down to The Newfoundland Embassy in St. John’s by’e. We’ll see you there for a White Russian!

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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