Classic Cocktail Corner: The Pink Squirrel

In a modern world full of flair and fuss, sometimes the mood calls for a timeless classic.

Welcome to Barchive’s Classic Cocktail Corner!

This week’s recommendation? The Pink Squirrel!

Backstory: Not much is known about this popular drink from the 1950s, but it’s been mentioned in pop culture from The Nanny all the way to The West Wing. Initially created as an ice cream-based cocktail, it’s no surprise the Pink Squirrel made its debut at Midwestern bar Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge (according to local folklore), located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Commonly compared to a Grasshopper or a Brandy Alexander, it’s essentially a retro take on a boozy milkshake. And while living my best Pink Lady/RuPaul fantasy, I am *here for it.

*BRB just had to take a dairy pill first.

The Pink Squirrel

1 oz Crème de Noyaux (Creme de Almond)
1 oz Crème de Cacao
1 oz Heavy Cream
1 Martini Glass (because this drink screams trashy but CLASSY).

Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake, then strain into a chilled martini glass.

If you want to SHAKE THINGS UP a little more, you can sprinkle some nutmeg on top, sub out the heavy cream for strawberry milk, give it a sprinkle rim, whatever floats your boat.