Friday, March 16, 2018


This funny named cocktail is bizarre and pretty disgusting. You can tell that something bad will happen when you add so much lime juice and cream with creme de cacao and shake it. It will curdle into a brick, or so I thought.

The interesting thing about Liebfraumilch is that making the cocktail in the shaker does cause curdling, but on the micro level. The whole drink becomes like a foam. When you taste it, it reminds me of Greek yogurt with a chocolate and lime finish. It's actually not terrible.

But then I would never drink a whole one of these, and the idea that this drink being so mildly alcoholic makes it seem unthinkable. It is more of a treat that Europeans might give a child back in the old days when strange alcoholic formulas were given to colicky babies.

Which leads me a new understanding of the name: Liebfraumilch. This means the "beloved wife's milk" or, loosely translated as Mother's Milk. I'm almost certain that this is an old cocktail given to children.
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. half-and-half
  • 2 oz. creme de cacao
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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