As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting drinks to add to my repertoire. Recently, I've been experimenting with almond milk as a base for cocktails.
Almond milk is a great alternative to traditional dairy milk, as it's vegan, lactose-free, and low in calories. Plus, it has a delicious nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients.
One of the things I love about using almond milk in cocktails is its versatility. It can be used as a substitute for cream or milk in classic cocktails like the White Russian or the Grasshopper.
It can also be used to create new and innovative drinks, like a spiced almond milk latte cocktail or a creamy almond milk piña colada.
Another benefit of using almond milk in cocktails is that it adds a unique texture to the drink. Almond milk is thicker than traditional milk, which can give cocktails a rich and creamy mouthfeel.
This makes it perfect for winter cocktails, where you want something warming and comforting.
If you're looking to try out some almond milk cocktails, there are plenty of recipes to choose from.
Whether you're in the mood for something sweet and fruity or something rich and indulgent, there's an almond milk cocktail out there for you. So, let's raise a glass to the versatility of almond milk and all the delicious cocktails it can create!
1. Almond Spiced White Russian
The Almond Spiced White Russian is a unique and delicious twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. This dairy-free cocktail uses almond milk infused with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to create a cozy and festive drink perfect for the holiday season.
The addition of a cinnamon sugar rim adds an extra touch of sweetness and makes it look even more festive. This cocktail is a great option for those with dairy allergies or anyone looking for a lighter version of the traditional White Russian. The Almond Spiced White Russian is a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail this holiday season.
2. Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee
"Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee" is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days. This cocktail is made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond milk, which is a healthier and lighter alternative to traditional dairy milk.
The recipe also substitutes coconut sugar for granulated sugar, making it a great option for those who are on a paleo diet. The combination of almond milk and coffee creates a unique and flavorful taste that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves coffee and wants to try something new and exciting.
3. Dirty Chai Martini With Maple and Pink Himalayan Salt
The Dirty Chai Martini with Maple and Pink Himalayan Salt is a unique and delicious cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with espresso, chai, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt, this cocktail is both vegan and naturally sweetened.
The addition of Peet's Espresso Capsules adds a rich and intense flavor to the drink. Whether served up or on the rocks, this cocktail is a great option for after-dinner drinks or pre-party imbibes. If you're looking for a fall-inspired cocktail that's easy to make and full of flavor, the Dirty Chai Martini with Maple and Pink Himalayan Salt is definitely worth trying.
Eggnog is a classic holiday cocktail that is enjoyed by many during the winter season. This creamy and rich drink is traditionally made with eggs, milk, and sugar, but this recipe offers a dairy-free and eggless version that is just as delicious.
The vegan eggnog is made with almond milk, coconut cream, and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It can also be spiked with rum for an adults-only version. This almond milk cocktail is perfect for those who are looking for a festive and allergy-friendly drink to enjoy during the holidays.
5. Copycat Vegan Baileys
Looking for a vegan alternative to Baileys? Look no further than the Copycat Vegan Baileys. This delicious cocktail is made with Irish whiskey, coffee, almond milk, cane sugar, and a touch of vanilla and cocoa powder.
It's a creamy and indulgent drink that is perfect for sipping on the rocks. The best part? You can make it at home with just a few simple ingredients. Whether you're vegan or just looking to try something new, this cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?