In Houston it has only been cold for a few short days, and I’m already pining for summer vacation! Nothing gets those summer vibes going like a frozen treat – especially one with a kick. We’ve got a recipe for the perfect vintage boozy beverage that will make you YOLO for FROYO!
The Pink Squirrel is my newly discovered favorite retro treat. It hails back to a 1950s supper club in Wisconsin, although it is perhaps known in slightly more recent times as The Nanny’s favorite drink (how did she stay so thin?!). The Pink Squirrel is typically a variation on a vodka-ice cream combo. Our version of the Pink Squirrel is an updated and skinnier take on this 1950s delectable delight.
We’ve substituted homemade frozen yogurt for ice cream. Greek yogurt is a great way to keep the consistency while dropping some of the calories. Also, some people with sensitivity to lactic acid may find this greek yogurt alternative easier to tolerate. You can learn to make your own Plain Tart Froyo in a previous post on the Pop Shop America blog!
If you’ve got your froyo in the freezer, then get thee to a liquor store! Shop for Cathead Vodka, creme de almond and creme de cacao. Don’t worry if you can’t find creme de almond, amaretto is a perfect substitute and will still give your Pink Squirrel its pink-ness!
Now you are ready to mix and imbibe! Get your shot glass ready and pour up a half ounce of each liqueur and one ounce of vodka. Next, prep two cups of frozen yogurt. Place all of your ingredients in a blender, save for any garnishes you would like.
Blend until just smooth, or simply stir ingredients together.
Pour, garnish and serve! If you would like your cocktail less boozy, simply reduce the amount of vodka. And since you have your blender and froyo handy, it’s easy to make any virgin variations for the kiddos before making your own grown-up treat.
See you by the pool with this cocktail in your hand! And if you are looking for even more fun cocktails that are pool perfect and also happen to pink try this Strawberry Mint Mojito or this Pink Garden Cocktail.
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