Try These 5 Delicious Yoghurt Cocktail Recipes
Yoghurt cocktails are the rage and if you haven’t tried them yet, you’re missing out. These predominantly smoothie and dessert-based cocktails are creamy, rich, smooth, and so yummy. Plus, if they’re made using low-fat yoghurt, they are even easy on the calorie count, (no, this is not an encouragement to go overboard). So, if you’re thinking of making these refreshing cocktails at home, here are a few recipes you can try.
The Tangy Yoghurt Delight
If you’re a fan of lemon curd, this could soon become a new favourite! To make this, you’ll need 200 ml of lemon yoghurt, 30 ml of Gordon's The Original London Dry Gin, 100 ml of orange juice, and 10 ml of simple syrup. You can make lemon yoghurt at home if sourcing it is difficult. You’ll need about 200 ml of full-fat or low-fat plain yoghurt (depending on your preference), the juice and zest of 1 lemon, and 2 tablespoons of honey or your preferred sweetener.
First, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then incubate the yoghurt by transferring it into an airtight container and placing it in a warm spot in your kitchen for six to eight hours. If the consistency is too thin and runny, you can remove some of the excess liquid by straining it through a cheesecloth. Once it’s ready, your cocktail is ready to be assembled. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 20 seconds. Then pour the mixture into a Collins glass and garnish with orange slices.
The Berrilicious Yoghurt
Take 150 ml of unflavoured Greek yoghurt, 100 gms of boxed berries including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, 30 ml of honey or agave syrup, and 30 ml of Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka.
First, combine the yoghurt, berries, honey or agave syrup, and vodka with a couple of ice cubes in a blender. If it’s too thick for your liking, just add a splash of milk or dairy alternatives. Adjust the sweetness by adding just a tad bit of honey or agave syrup. Then, pour the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a few berries of your choice.
The Tropical Smoothie Cocktail
A twist on the pina colada, you’ll need 180 ml of coconut milk-based yoghurt, 30 ml of white rum, 100 ml of pineapple juice, and 20 ml of honey to make this cocktail.
Add all the ingredients into a blender with a couple of ice cubes and blend until everything is smooth and creamy. Then pour the mixture into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice and sprinkle a bit of shaved coconut on top.
The Mango Lassi Cocktail
For this recipe, you’ll need 200 ml of mango-flavoured yoghurt, 30 ml of white rum, 100 gms of fresh mango puree, 30 ml of fresh lime juice, and 15 ml of agave syrup.
To make this, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ingredients and shake well for about 20 seconds. Once, the shaker feels chilled, pour the mixture into a martini glass and garnish it with some mango slices and drizzle some mango puree on top.
The Chai Spice
This recipe may not sound appetising but we suggest you give it a try! You’ll need 180 ml of vanilla yoghurt, 30 ml of bourbon, 50 ml of chilled chai, and 15 ml of maple syrup.
First, make your chai by boiling a tablespoon of black tea leaves in 100 ml of water and 50 ml of milk or dairy alternative with 10 gms of grated ginger, 15 ml of honey, and some chai masala. Once it’s an orangish-brown, remove from heat and allow it to cool down before refrigerating. Then, in a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cocktail and serve in an Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
P.S: Alcohol is best enjoyed in moderation.