7 Dairy Cocktails to Try With Your Favorite Liquor


Having covered low-calorie drinks in a previous post, it’s only fair that we balance the scales with the more decadent category of dairy cocktails. Although connoisseurs are always a little apprehensive about trying one, a dairy cocktail can be pretty enticing when mixed right. But, of course, precision is the key when mixing a dairy cocktail, whether it be the ingredients or the instructions. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of these creamy alcoholic treats.

Peanut Butter White Russian

This recipe can be called a grownup version of a peanut butter milkshake, giving an American twist to the famous vodka cocktail. Peanut Butter White Russian shots can pep up your cocktail party with their unique taste and punch.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon peanut butter + extra for the rim, 20 ml Absolut vodka, 15 ml coffee liqueur, 15 ml low-fat milk, ice cubes and salt

Directions: Add peanut butter, vodka, coffee liqueur and low-fat milk into a blender or cocktail shaker. Blend until the peanut butter is thoroughly mixed. Spread a layer of peanut butter on a small plate and sprinkle the salt over it. Take a 60 ml glass and coat the rim. Add a couple of ice cubes to the glass and pour the Peanut Butter White Russian to serve.

White Chocolate Liqueur

An impressive dessert cocktail to impress your dinner guests, the White Chocolate Liqueur arouses a melting sensation full of sweet white chocolate and creamy milk in your mouth. The ease of preparation and the exquisite taste can quickly make it your favorite dairy cocktail.

Ingredients: 125 ml fresh milk, 50 grams sugar, 50 grams white chocolate, 30 ml liqueur or whisky and ground cinnamon

Directions: Melt the white chocolate with milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and cook for 10 minutes before letting the mixture cool off completely. Add the whisky and stir well. Refrigerate the mix and serve sprinkled with ground cinnamon.

Cherry Eggnog

This flavorful twist to the classic eggnog leaves your tastebuds tingling with delight. It’s quite straightforward to make and your guests will surely want the recipe for themselves once they are done relishing the drink itself.

Ingredients: 350 grams maraschino cherries with stems, 3 slightly beaten large eggs, ½ cup sugar, teaspoon salt, 3 cups milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup half & half, ½ cup Beefeater rum and ground nutmeg

Directions: Drain the cherries and reserve the juice. Mix eggs, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan, add milk and cook for 15 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the cherry juice and vanilla extract. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours. Before serving, stir in the half-and-half and rum. Sprinkle nutmeg and serve immediately. Garnish with a stemmed cherry.

Bourbon Milk Punch

Combining the namesake spirit with whole milk, the Bourbon Milk Punch offers a warm aromatic experience with each sip. The dairy cocktail is rich, creamy and satisfying all the way. It can be a good brunch drink or a comforting nightcap. Avoid using skim milk or low-fat milk as it produces a thinner, less enjoyable drink.

Ingredients: 60 ml bourbon, 90 ml whole milk, 30 ml simple syrup, 2 dashes vanilla extract and freshly grated nutmeg to garnish

Directions: Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, serve.

Scailtin or Irish Whiskey Punch

This hot toddy-style cocktail is made using an Irish whiskey like Jameson. More of a comfort food in the guise of a cocktail, the drink warms you up with its mix of whiskey, milk, cinnamon, ginger and honey. The recipe is an old one from Irish hinterlands and ideal for lovers of warm cocktails.

Ingredients: 2 cup milk whole, ½ cup Jameson Irish whiskey, 2 tablespoon honey or to taste, teaspoon ground ginger, teaspoon ground cinnamon ground and freshly grated nutmeg to garnish

Directions: Use a small saucepan to mix the whiskey and milk. Stir in honey, ginger and cinnamon. Heat slowly, don’t let the mixture come to a boil. Pour in mugs, garnish with grated nutmeg, serve.

Rum and Coconut Milk Cocktail

This exotic dairy cocktail has all the goodness of nature with a tipsy finish to boot. The drink can be enjoyed hot or chilled, as the weather outside demands. The recipe is easy yet requires a little bit of creativity on your part to sweeten the deal.

Ingredients: 8 cups coconut milk, 1½ cups Beefeater rum, cup cane sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and sweetened whipped cream and shredded coconut to garnish

Directions: Heat coconut milk with vanilla and sugar in a saucepan, stir well. Once the mixture is hot and simmering, remove from heat. Taste, add more sugar if desired. Pour rum into glasses and top with the hot coconut milk. Top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with shredded coconut. Serve immediately.

Note: The drink can be served chilled as well. Refrigerate the coconut milk preparation and follow the rest of the steps.

Cereal Cocktail

This dairy cocktail brings together the goodness of cereal and the zest of tequila. The cocktail needs some special ingredients and forward-thinking and you may have to plan this one. So, if you are planning a punchy start to your holiday weekends, pick up the ingredients and get busy mixing.

Ingredients: 250 grams apple cinnamon cereal, 4 cups of milk, 45 ml tequila, 15 ml agave nectar, ice and a dash of ground cinnamon to garnish

Directions: Use a medium mixing bowl to crush the cereal and add milk. Refrigerate for 6 hours and strain the milk through a cone filter. Combine three parts cereal-infused milk with one part tequila and agave nectar, stir, garnish and serve in a Collins glass filled with ice.

Well, that’s all for today.

The term dairy is no longer restricted to milk, butter and cream when it comes to mixing cocktails. In recent years, mixologists have experimented with ingredients like cheese and yogurt to incorporate exciting flavors and textures in their creations. We hope you enjoy mixing and drinking these dairy cocktails. In the meantime, we will look up more interesting recipes for you to try.

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