… A Holiday Cocktail of a Most Pleasurable Sipping Experience!
I have been looking for a smooth, creamy, velvety-textured liquid, non-dairy of course, to create a holiday cocktail. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, my fingers can’t type fast enough to share with you my enthusiasm for a new taste treat I’ve discovered. What am I talking about? A toddy I’ve created with canned coconut milk! I must have been under a rock for the past three years, not to have tried this. No, that’s not really true. The fact is that for years I’ve been told coconut milk is so, so bad for you. When my father-in-law had two multiple heart-bypass surgeries 2+ decades ago, coconut milk was considered a villain, and “that shalt not pass between one’s lips” was the motto. That’s what I’ve stuck to all these years. While I still believe that consuming canned coconut milk in quantity is not a good practice, I believe that an overall healthy lifestyle will command the day over a rare indulgence.
I purchased canned coconut milk for the first time just a week ago. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! (Yes, it’s worth repeating!) The texture is just what I’ve been looking for. There is a significant lack of coconut flavor, making it the perfect complement to the amaretto splash (my favorite liqueur) with which I pair it. What results is a texture likened to Bailey’s Irish Creme, but with the bold, sweet rush of an almond-apricot flavored liqueur. Drop in a pinch of nutmeg for a hint of holiday flavors, and an ice cube to add winter’s chill, and you’ve got a Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail of a most pleasurable sipping experience.
Consumption time: slow and steady to warm the soul and tantalize the tastebuds.
2 parts canned coconut milk – I prefer Thai Kitchen (not low-fat) Coconut Milk for this recipe
1 part amaretto – DiSaronno is gluten free
a pinch of nutmeg
ice, to your liking
Chill the serving glass by placing in the freezer while you prepare the drink. This will give a frosted window appearance, and will also keep the drink cold longer.
In a small glass, combine milk and amaretto until smooth and well mixed. Pour into the frosted serving glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add ice.
Enjoy and please drink responsibly.
P.S. Perhaps this is a common drink with a familiar name to some, so please overlook my lack of mixed drink prowess if that’s the case. Feel free to educate me – I’m happy to glean this kind of knowledge:D
What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?
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