Almond Joy


Almond Joy

Don't you love it when a cocktail mimics something (a favorite ice cream, a dessert, or in this case a candy bar) so closely that you would swear that the item was simply pureed with a shot of vodka.  When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it.  It took me back years to their old commercial promoting Almond Joy and their nutless companion Mounds with the "Sometimes you feel like a nut....sometimes you don't" campaign. ;o)  In any case, it's an easy to make, and great tasting, after dinner drink.  If you like the candy bar, then you'll love the Almond Joy cocktail.  Give it a try!


1 oz. Malibu Rum
1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Dark Creme de Cacao (Light will work too)
2 oz. Half & Half (or any coffee creamer)
Garnish with Chocolate shavings


Combine all the liquid ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Shake well, and strain into your favorite cocktail glass.  Run a piece of semi-sweet chocolate across a grater over the top of the cocktail, add a couple of sipping straws, and there you have it...the Almond Joy cocktail.  Enjoy!