My relationship with yogurt is somewhat touch and go. Frozen yogurt…absolutely. Yogurt covered pretzels…yes please. Straight yogurt…not even a little. So when a bottle of Bols’ new Yoghurt Liqueur showed up at the house I was, let’s just call it confused. But, at 15% alcohol by volume I was willing to add some pro-biotics into my cocktail landscape.
Straight out of the bottle, Bols lives up to its yogurt-ness, in every possible aspect (look, taste) except for the consistency. The milky white liqueur truly looks, smells, and tastes like fresh yogurt. But it’s not a thick yogurt soup. And for that, I am thankful.
Completely drinkable on the rocks or neat, Bols Yoghurt Liqueur also shines as an additive to just about anything. I started with bourbon, as I happen to keep a healthy stock of brown liquor around during the holidays. I followed the Bols suggested recipe for what they call a “White Horse.” A jigger of yogurt liqueur magically transformed my bourbon and ginger into a rendition of a White Russian that I am now calling a “White Kentuckian.”
You can also use it for adult smoothies (blend with your favorite fresh fruit), or if you want to really blow your mind, pour the yogurt liqueur over some chocolate frozen yogurt for the ultimate pasteurized bacchanalian indulgence.
I still have a hard time wrapping my head around yogurt with a buzz, but if you’re one of those people who likes a little sweet with their whiskey sour you might want to give Bols Yoghurt Liqueur a shot. Your gastrointestinal system will thank you.
Distillery: Lucas Bols
Style: Yogurt liqueur