April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. I would suspect that most people are familiar with the Chinese fortune cookie. The Almond Cookie is a round cookie with an almond on top. While I didn’t have time to make Almond Cookie’s yesterday I did buy some. I also came up with a drink recipe to celebrate the day; The Almond Cookie drink.
Yesterday was one of those days where I was so busy I hadn’t put any real thought into food for the day. I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner. After making a list based on my normal criteria for meal planning and menu’s I hit the grocery store. I needed Sriracha so was in the International Foods aisle. Knowing that it was National Chinese Almond Cookie Day I picked up a box. I also picked up a couple of Noodle Bowls for dinner.
Both of the girls had scheduled events so I didn’t feel compelled to make any dinner. I figured that if the noodle bowl didn’t fill up The Hubs he could find something else.
In addition to being enthusiastic about food themes I am also quite enthusiastic about drinks. I get great enjoyment by researching drinks for regions or themed drinks. I was a bit disheartened that there weren’t any wonderful almond drinks. There were a few recipes that were close, but none were exactly right.
So, I made up my own. Let me be clear, I made up my own in theory. It will be delicious.
As for the box of almond cookies they were a huge hit. They are so much better than I remember and the family all enjoyed them immensely. I guess I need to learn how to make them. They were also key in my making of the drink recipe.
Do you enjoy finding drinks that correspond to theme dinners? Let me know what your favorite themed drink is!
Almond Cookie Drink
- 1 ⅓ Parts Vodka
- ⅔ Part Almond Liqueur
- 2 ⅔ Parts Cream of Coconut
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Ice Cream
- 1 Chinese Almond Cookie (for Garnish)
- Fill a blender with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Blend and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Cookie.
Additional Garnish. Crush one Almond Cookie to a fine crumb. Rim a martini glass with Almond Liqueur. Run the rim through the crushed cookie. Now fill your glass with the drink!