Pink Squirrel | Cocktail Party

Pink Squirrel

Pink Squirrel creamy cocktail with creme de cacao, creme de noyaux, cognac, cream, and nutmeg

The Pink Squirrel is a classic dessert drink that would have been relegated to the dustbin of cocktail history had it not been for the recent re-introduction of neon-red Crème de Noyaux liqueur from spirits producer Tempus Fugit.

In its original 1940s spec, popularized in the Cocktail Dark Ages of the 70s and 80s, it tastes more like a milkshake than a cocktail, and borders on undrinkably cloying. But we’ve fallen in love with this riff from Trey Ledbetter at The Betty in Atlanta, Georgia, which adds a touch of cognac (or brandy) to balance the sweetness and let the subtle herbal flavors of the Noyaux emerge.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients (except the nutmeg) with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with the nutmeg – preferably fresh-grated.

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