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).
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.
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.
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!
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