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Toasted Almond Drink

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  • Author: Bianca
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: drinks
  • Diet: Vegan


This toasted almond drink is a unique and classic dessert drink with amaretto and coffee liqueur. With a few ingredients, this sweet and silky-smooth drink is ready to be served over ice.


  • 3/4 oz (1 1/2 tablespoons) amaretto liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz (4 tablespoons) heavy cream
  • Ice cubes


Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ with ice cubes.

Add the amaretto and coffee liqueur to the cocktail shaker, followed by the heavy cream.

Close the cocktail shaker and shake for about 5 seconds. Do not shake too long.

Fill a serving glass halfway with ice cubes.

Strain the drink over the ice cubes in the serving glass. 


Milder or stronger
If you want to make this recipe stronger or milder, play around with the ratio of this recipe. Less amaretto and more heavy cream will make this drink gentler. And less heavy cream and more amaretto will make this drink stronger. To give this drink an extra punch, you can add a splash of vodka. 

Cocktail shaker
This recipe is a simple mixture and can be made by pouring it straight into a serving glass. However, I recommend using a cocktail shaker (or a jar with a lid) to give this drink a short shake. It does make a difference as it will break up the heavy cream and make this drink silky smooth.

Heavy cream
The creamier the heavy cream, the silkier and smooth the drink will be. You can use vegan evaporated milk or a store-bought heavy cream for this recipe—the more neutral the heavy cream, the better.
My recommendation is soy- or almond-based heavy creams. 
A plant-based barista milk or coffee creamer is also an option, but this will result in a lighter drink, and depending on the fat content, it can easily become a watered-down drink. This drink should be creamy and smooth. 

This drink is typically served without a garnish, but feel free to add a bit of warmth with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. A little sprinkle of coconut sugar will also add a bit of sweetness.

You can serve this recipe without ice cubes. If all your ingredients are from the fridge and cold, shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in a glass without ice.
The other way also applies. If you don’t shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker (the easy way as explained above) and the ingredients don’t come out of the fridge, serve your drink over ice. 
My method (and recommendation) is to shake the drink in a cocktail shaker with ice (only for about 5 seconds) and serve it over ice.  

Most Amaretto brands are vegan-friendly, such as Amarito Amaretto or Luxardo Amaretto.

Coffee liqueur
Vegan-friendly coffee liqueurs are Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, Koval Coffee Liqueur, or the Tia Maria cold brew liqueur.