Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 3 – Snowcap Café au Lait. From hot tea yesterday to cold brew coffee today, we’re increasing the caffeine and the decadence with this creamy cocktail treat.
This post is sponsored by Dairy Distillery.
Vodkow Cream is the latest offering from Dairy Distillery in picturesque Almonte, Ontario. As you’ll know from my earlier recipes featuring Vodkow, Dairy Distillery pioneered technology to transform unused milk sugar into a sustainable vodka.
The brilliant minds at Dairy Distillery invested in the equipment and know-how to make everything that goes into Vodkow Cream, allowing them to create Canada’s first lactose-free dairy cream liquor.
As a result, the team at Dairy Distillery have been able to develop a spirit that captures the true expression of Canadian-made cream. Less sweet than a traditional cream liquor, a sip of Vodkow Cream starts with the heat of vodka that fades into the buttery smoothness of cream.
Thanks to the true expression of cream that comes through in this spirit, I was able to add a touch of cinnamon syrup to this cocktail to balance out the bitter notes of cold brew coffee without ending up with something too sweet.
This Snowcap Café au Last is a kind of hybrid of an Espresso Martini and a White Russian. I wanted to use both Vodkow and Vodkow Cream to create a dessert-like drink experience.
The fresh whipped cream topping is optional but certainly makes for a more decadent cocktail experience!
The makers of Vodkow Cream are also showing their support for local dairy farmers by using only 100% Canadian milk – the old-time milk bottle its packaged in bears the iconic Blue Cow logo of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, the first spirits bottle to do so.
Join me tonight at 5 p.m. Eastern on my Instagram story to watch me whip this up!
Snowcap Café au Lait
- 2 oz Vodkow
- 1 oz Vodkow Cream liquor
- 1 ½ oz cold brew coffee
- ½ oz cinnamon syrup
- Garnish: whipped cream optional
- Garnish: ground cinnamon
Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Top with whipped cream and a cinnamon sprinkle.