Would you like to make creamy vegan cocktails? Missing an old favorite? Veganize your favorite drinks!
With all the great dairy substitutions on the market today, it’s a snap to veganize your favorite cocktails. (Note: check out this story on vegan sugar in case your cocktail calls for sweets.)
Vegan Baileys is now available. If you can’t find it at a store near you, Irish cream liqueur variations can be created with coconut milk, coconut cream, or soy creamer. Add some brandy, espresso and chocolate syrup to plant-based milks and you can make vegan versions of cream drinks such as Irish Coffee, Mudslides, or Chocolate Martinis. YUM!
Is Kahlua and Cream your favorite drink? Add unsweetened Nut Pods creamer instead of milk, or try one of the flavored Nut Pods creamers like vanilla or hazelnut to add a new twist. Kahlua’s coffee flavor makes it a popular base for mixed drinks. Try mixing with Kahlua with Frangelico or vegan hot chocolate.
Another tip for creating super yummy vegan cocktails is to infuse liquor with your favorite fruit or vegetable. Serve up some raspberry vodka or cherry sake. Infuse vodka, gin, sake, or clear rum with your favorite herbs, spices, teas, fruits or veggies. The sky’s the limit. Use your imagination to create your own signature vegan cocktail!
If you’re looking for some inspiration, Barnivore.com has great information about vegan beer, wine and liquor. Cheers!
Rebecca Gilbert is the founder of Yummy Plants and the author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan. She’s a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain. Rebecca has been a featured speaker at events including the World VegFestival in San Francisco, Vegetarian Summerfest, the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, and Paris Vegan Day. She has presented on live television and given corporate talks. Book Rebecca to speak at your organization.