Cocktail & Other Recipes Preparation Style Shaken

Pink Squirrel

pink squirrel cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

The Pink Squirrel cocktail has a good deal in common with the Brandy Alexander and Grasshopper with its crème de cacao and cream. Where this drink differs markedly is in the inclusion of crème de noyaux, a once popular but relatively forgotten liqueur that's similar to amaretto. The red color of the liqueur usually comes from cochineal, which doesn’t affect the singular herbal-meets-bitter almond flavor.



  1. Add all of the ingredients into a shaker filled of ice and shake until cold.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with grated nutmeg.