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Pink Squirrel

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Invented at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1950s, the Pink Squirrel is the Grasshopper’s underrated little sister. Equally creamy but bright pink, it enjoyed a few decades of kitsch popularity before falling into obscurity. While the Grasshopper has recently received some attention from craft bartenders and cocktail nerds, the Pink Squirrel is overdue for a comeback. Though Bryant’s, the cocktail’s originator, makes theirs with ice cream, we prefer to make ours with cream for a slightly less decadent affair.

The Essentials

crème de noyaux
white crème de cacao
The Details


1 oz crème de noyaux
1 oz white crème de cacao
2 oz cream
3 maraschino cherries, skewered, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake and strain into coupe glass.
  • Garnish with skewered cherries.

Mix it Up

To make a frozen version of this drink, substitute the cream for 1.5 cups of vanilla ice cream, and pulse together in a blender until incorporated.

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