The Toasted Almond Cocktail is great for anyone who likes coffee, milkshakes, or dessert, which means it will please practically anyone. It’s made from amaretto, Kahlua and cream. The Toasted Almond tastes like coffee with cream, almond and just a tiny bit of chocolate It works well as a dessert drink, and it pairs well with desserts, as well. And, because it’s both like coffee and a milkshake, it can pair with anything you would drink coffee or a milkshake with. It’s actually a little filling because of the cream, so you could drink it as a substitution for an in-between-meal snack. And it’ll pleas a crowd, but because of it’s low alcohol content, you won’t have to worry about rowdy guests.
There are lots of variations of this drink. For instance, sometimes Grand Marnier or vodka are added, making it a Roasted Toasted Almond. But, other than the Roasted Toasted Almond, most other variations are about making substitutions for the cream. You can use whatever ingredient ratio you like, and whichever sort of milk or cream you prefer. In place of the cream, you can use nearly any sort of milk or creamer. You could use whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, half-and-half, coffee creamer, or Bailey’s Irish cream. But, keep in mind that if you use anything other than cream, your drink won’t be as creamy and thick.
You CAN simply stir together the ingredients to save time, and the flavor won’t be effected. But, bartenders shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then strain it, and the reason has nothing to do with flavor. Shaking is actually recommended for any drink that contains dairy or eggs. This is because shaking breaks down the proteins and allows the cream to mix with the other ingredients more thoroughly. It also creates a thick, luxurious texture that stirring simply doesn’t. Now that you know what sort of dairy to use in the drink, and how to prepare it properly, here are the best Toasted Almond cocktails.
The ingredient ratio in this recipe results in a relatively creamy drink with lots of flavor. But, if you find that you want more cream, or less, you can always tweak the recipe to suit your own personal tastes, just as one would with cream in their coffee.
This is a variation of the Toasted Almond. It replaces the amaretto with Grand Marnier, and the cream with Bailey’s Irish cream. This gives it a different consistency, and a different flavor, but it’s worth a try if you like the Toasted Almond cocktail.
This recipe does simply add vodka to the Toasted Almond recipe, resulting in different ingredient amounts. But, there’s a lot of fun to be had here. You can add nearly any flavored vodka, which would result in a coffee-almond-and-awesome drink with any flavor of your choosing!
If you’re a fan of milkshakes or frappes, this is the recipe for you. It’s essentially a Toasted Almond milkshake, which is every bit as tasty as it sounds. If you want to add just a bit more decadence to it, drizzle some chocolate syrup in the glass before you pour the drink in. This recipe makes 2 drinks, so it’s a great one to share with a friend!
Mudslides are pretty similar to Toasted Almonds. They’re made with Kahlua, vodka and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The only difference between a Mudslide and a Roasted Toasted Almond made with vodka is the omission of amaretto. So, this is a good recipe if you don’t like the amaretto, or simply want to try the drink without it.
This drink is fairly similar to a Toasted Almond, as well. It’s a bit like a coffee-infused martini, complete with a cocktail glass. And, it’s a good recipe for anyone who dislikes amaretto, but prefers gin.
The Colorado Bulldog takes the coffee flavor of the Toasted Almond, does away with the almond, and adds cola. This probably sounds awful, because one doesn’t ordinarily think of cola when they think of a coffee-and-cream flavored drink. But, there’s a reason this drink is so popular. Try one yourself and you’ll soon find that the Colorado Bulldog is quite tasty!
The Toasted Almond cocktail is a great drink that’s perfect for nearly any situation. They’re great as a dessert drink all on their own (because they’re a liquid treat), or alongside desserts. They’re a hit at parties, and they’re a nice way to indulge in a creamy treat by yourself. And, the variety of drinks on this list ensures that you’ll find one that you love!