Bols is one of the largest liqueur manufacturers in the world, and they have just introduced a new yogurt-flavored label into their rainbow-colored lineup. As a brand, Bols offers a decent product that’s not too expensive – usually about $18 a bottle. It’s got a middle-of-the-road price point, between inexpensive brands like DeKuyper and pricy specialty liqueurs like Cointreau.
The bottles of Bols have always looked like bowling pins, but as this one comes in frosted white, it’s now become the spittin’ image of one. Though I’ll probably never drink it this way, Yogurt tastes fine by itself. The taste is more like the flavor of frozen yogurt than breakfast yogurt, so sweeter and less sour. As the liqueur landscape has a pretty limited amount of cream varieties, this is a fun option for creative cocktail creators.
Instagram friends @aztnass (Pheonix bartender Travis Nass) and @realcountess (SipWatchTweet creator Rose Perry) gave me some great ideas for compatible cocktail ingredients, and I invented some drinks based on their ideas. Here are two Yogurt cocktails for you to try:
Hazy Shade (by Greg and Travis)
- 2 oz scotch
- 1 oz Bols Yogurt
- 1/2 oz Fernet Branca
- shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Tiffany’s Martini (by Greg and Rose)
- in a shaker, add:
- 10 mint leaves,
- 2 oz cucumber vodka,
- 1 oz Bols Yogurt,
- shake with ice twice as long as usual (to get the mint flavor into the drink)
- double strain into a chilled cocktail glass
- mint leaf garnish