What Is the Pink Squirrel Ice Cream Drink?

The pink squirrel is a cocktail that contains crème de noyaux, white crème de cacao and heavy cream or ice cream. The cocktail was created by Bryant Sharp in 1941 at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee, Wis., where it is still being served, as of 2014.

Crème de noyaux gives the cocktail its pink hue and mildly nutty flavor. Made from apricot kernels or peach pits, this drink can be artificially colored red. French versions of this liqueur, such as Noyau de Poissy, are clear. When the drink is made with heavy cream instead of ice cream, it is blended with ice to create the cold, creamy consistency. The cocktail can be served plain or garnished with whipped cream and almond or chocolate slivers.