Yogurt is a common ingredient in smoothies, not so much in cocktails. That’s changing thanks to bartenders who love its tang, creamy smoothness, and power to mellow out the sharpness of other ingredients. Here are six yummy yogurt cocktails – no spoon required.
Proédros at Harvest Table, St. Helena, California
Proedros is Greek for ‘president,’ a nod to the fact that this drink riffs on a classic El Presidente. Cachaça is subbed in for the usual rum, though the vermouth and grenadine stay the same. Calamansi limes add a touch of tartness, while yogurt creates a silky mouthfeel. Make a reservation at Harvest Table.
Balm.Com at Ēma, Chicago, Illinois
A mix of vodka, cachaça, blueberry, coconut, and lemon balm gets a touch of tang from some yogurt. TheBalm.com is TheBomb.com. You can quote us on that. Make a reservation at Ēma.
Breakfast Time at All Set, Silver Spring, Maryland
Greek yogurt plays nicely with amaretto, spiced rum, maple syrup, and lemon juice. It’s creamy and zippy with an earthy sweetness. Everything you want in a well-balanced breakfast. Make a reservation at All Set.
Lion’s Milk at Kapnos, Washington, D.C.
Don’t worry, there’s not actually lion’s milk in this dessert cocktail. Instead, you’ll find mastiha (mastic liqueur), lemon, lime, yogurt liqueur, egg white, heavy cream, rose water and soda. Guaranteed to make you roar with delight. Make a reservation at Kapnos.