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Pink Squirrel Cocktail

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Pink Squirrel Cocktail
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 2

We love ice cream. And we love alcohol. This pretty-in-pink cocktail is a combination of both, making it the most perfect drink ever mixed. With almond liqueur and cold vanilla ice cream, this 1950s milkshake-style beverage is an absolute treat. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 30, 2019

Ingredients

1/3
cup crème de noyaux (also called crème de almond)
1/3
cup white crème de cacao (plus extra for rimming glasses, if desired)
2/3
cup vanilla ice cream
Maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)
Colored sugar or sprinkles, for rimming glasses (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    If rimming glasses, moisten edges of rims with liquor or simple syrup, then dip into the sugar or sprinkles. Set glasses aside.
  • 2
    Add both liqueurs and the ice cream to a blender and process until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour into two large martini glasses and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Crème de Noyaux is almond-flavored, but it’s actually made from the kernels found within apricot seeds. Because the kernels of the seed can contain trace amounts of cyanide, it’s often hard to find for sale. Crème de Noyaux can be substituted with amaretto mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of grenadine to get a nice red color.
  • Some grocery stores sell pink maraschino cherries in addition to the regular red-colored ones. A garnish of pink cherry would make this cocktail feel right at home on Valentine’s Day.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
653.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Cholesterol
19.4mg
6%
Sodium
42.9mg
2%
Potassium
321.9mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
133.6g
44%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
124.3g
Protein
4.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.40%
0%
Calcium
7.60%
8%
Iron
11.70%
12%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Grab your netted hats and white gloves, folks, because we’re headed back to the 1950s—specifically, to the upper Midwest. The Pink Squirrel was invented at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by owner John Dye. It’s like a milkshake, but richer and boozier. And thanks to its blushing hue, it makes a great Valentine’s Day drink.

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