Crème Anglaise
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Crème Anglaise
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.26 / 5
Created in 2004 by Simon Difford. Created in 2004 by Simon Difford.
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Base ingredient
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Advocaat
Garnish
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Cocoa
Alcohol content
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21.43% | 2.25 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Crème Anglaise cocktail is a decadent delight, marrying the rich, eggy flavor of Advocaat with the smooth allure of vanilla vodka. The addition of cream not only enhances its silky texture but also tempers the sweetness, ensuring a balanced sip that echoes the luxuriousness of its namesake dessert.

Method
How to make a Crème Anglaise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Dust with chocolate powder before serving

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What does the name 'Crème Anglaise' mean and how does it relate to the cocktail?

Crème Anglaise, which means 'English Cream' in French, is traditionally a dessert custard sauce made from eggs, sugar, and milk, often flavored with vanilla. The cocktail, with its rich mix of Advocaat, cream, and vanilla vodka, mirrors the creamy, indulgent, and vanilla flavor profile of the classic dessert sauce, hence adopting the name 'Crème Anglaise'.

FAQ

Can I use homemade Advocaat in the Crème Anglaise cocktail?

Absolutely! Using homemade Advocaat in the Crème Anglaise cocktail can elevate the drink by adding a personal touch and potentially richer flavors, depending on your recipe. Homemade Advocaat typically has a fresh, custardy taste that would complement the vanilla and cream elements beautifully.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some suitable garnishes for the Crème Anglaise cocktail?

Given the creamy and vanilla flavors of the Crème Anglaise cocktail, suitable garnishes could include a sprinkling of ground nutmeg or cinnamon, a vanilla pod, or even a small dollop of whipped cream on top. Edible flowers or a twist of orange peel could also add a nice visual contrast and a hint of citrus aroma.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content in the Crème Anglaise cocktail?

To adjust the alcohol content in the Crème Anglaise cocktail, you can vary the proportions of the ingredients. Increasing the cream or using a lower-proof vanilla vodka can lower the alcohol content, whereas increasing the amount of vanilla vodka or advocaat will raise it. Remember, adjustments will alter both the flavor and texture, so proceed with small increments.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Crème Anglaise cocktail?

A non-alcoholic version of the Crème Anglaise cocktail can be made by substituting the advocaat and vanilla vodka with non-alcoholic alternatives. Vanilla-flavored syrup or non-alcoholic vanilla extract combined with a dairy or non-dairy cream can mimic the main flavor components. Adjust the ratios to taste preference, keeping in mind the goal is to replicate the creamy, vanilla essence of the original cocktail.

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