Pink Squirrel

Milwaukee, WI

Though John Dye, who’s owned the venerated Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge for the past decade, doesn’t have any hard evidence backing up the belief that The Pink Squirrel was invented at his 80-year-old Milwaukee bar, he feels confident sharing this origin story anecdotally, based on his numerous conversations with old-timers over the years. Built upon a sweet split of crème de noyaux and crème de cacao that produces a pleasantly rosy hue, the Squirrel might be the rare cream-based cocktail that was originally made with ice cream in lieu of heavy cream.

  • 1 ounce crème de noyaux
  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve in a Hurricane glass.