Nooku is decadent, mellow, smooth, and right for right now.
Not every moment needs to be one of indulgence, but when it does…never compromise. Nooku Bourbon Cream adds a little something special to any occasion by combining Old Elk’s award-winning high-malt bourbon and rich, natural dairy cream. A finish so fresh, it won Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Nooku is made the old-fashioned way—no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or supplemental spirits. Only the best ingredients, without exception. Starting with our own two-year Old Elk Bourbon and fresh dairy cream, Nooku is crafted to hold a two-year shelf life without requiring refrigeration.
2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Beginning with the craft of a hearty bourbon gives Nooku a bourbon forward boldness to be a staple in coffee or a cream cocktail, and the real cream allows enough range to mix or hold its own over ice. With the fresh dairy cream component, many also use Nooku as an ingredient for dessert recipes such as crème brulee, cheesecake, and Tres Leches cake.
In a saucepan, heat the cream to just before boiling. Once the cream reaches temperature, remove from heat and add dark chocolate and Nooku to the pan. Let sit for 3-4 minutes. Stir until combined and smooth. Add butter and salt, massage/mix gently into chocolate until smooth. Transfer to a clean, dry bowl, and lightly place plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the chocolate to prevent a skin from forming. Let set for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. With a spoon, scoop truffles approximately 1 inch in size. Roll into a ball and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Once all truffles are rolled, transfer again to the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. While the scooped truffles chill, melt the white chocolate either in the microwave in small bursts of heat or in a double boiler. Pour Pop Rocks into a shallow bowl. To finish truffles, place a coin size amount of melted white chocolate in your hand and roll the dark chocolate ball to cover in a thin coat of white chocolate. Immediately place in the Pop Rocks bowl and gently toss to cover. Remove and set aside. Repeat rolling and rocking until all truffles are covered. Note: Truffles are best at room temp and can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. In this case, bring to room temp for 30-40 minutes before enjoying. Yield: 24 truffles
All Ingredients shaken and poured into the fanciest glass you can find. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a brandy snifter. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Blend all ingredients to a thick consistency. Garnish cocktail glass with a crushed up creme-filled cookie and roll the rim of the glass in the cookie mix. Fill with milkshake and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
Combine ingredients in shaker tin. Shake to combine, add ice, and shake again to chill. Double strain into snifter. Grate espresso bean over cocktail for garnish. Serve and sip!
Pour root beer in a collins glass over ice. In a shaker tin, combine Nooku and heavy cream and shake until fluffy. Pour over cocktail and enjoy!
Combine Old Elk Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir until combined. Strain over fresh ice. Combine Nooku Bourbon Cream and heavy cream in a separate tin and whip until thickened. Layer over top of strained cocktail. Garnish and enjoy!
Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Dry shake then add ice. Shake again and strain into sherry glass. Garnish and enjoy!
Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin without ice and dry shake to combine. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a toasted cinnamon stick and enjoy!
Combine Nooku & heavy whipping cream in the large end of a cocktail shaker. Using a stick blender whip mixture until it thickens to the texture of lightly whipped cream. Fill an Irish Coffee Glass .75 full with coffee. Float Nooku & cream mixture on top creating a .25- .5“ white layer on top of the black coffee.
Combine Nooku Peppermint and Hot Chocolate in a hot toddy glass. Top with Nooku infused Whipped Cream. Garnish with peppermint sticks.
Prepare White Cake according to the box for a 9”x13” pan. While baking, combine Sweetened condensed milk, Evaporated milk and Nooku. Once out of oven, while still hot, poke holes in the cake. Slowly pour liquid over the cake, allowing it to soak in before continuing to with the remaining liquid. It should all fit. Allow soaked cake to rest at least 4-8 hours. For topping, combine whipping cream, powdered sugar and tablespoon of Nooku and whip until it holds peaks. Serve cake with whipped cream and fresh berries. Yield: 1 - 9”x13” cake
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with espresso beans.
We recommend asking your local retailer. If you find it, get it, because it has limited availability.
Think of it like this…anytime you'd add milk or cream, add Nooku for a boozy kick. Coffee is a great place to start with espresso martinis, café amore, maple bourbon, and on and on. But you can also drink outside the box with spiked whipped cream, dialed up chai, tea and boilermaker stout combo...you get the idea.
We start with our award-winning, Old Elk high-malt bourbon and age it for two years in charred oak barrels. Then, we add natural dairy cream from real cows in New York. The result: a decadent bourbon cream that is right for right now.
Nooku is 100% shelf stable for up to two years, although we hear that most people finish the bottle long before then :). Once open, refrigeration helps further extend Nooku’s fresh taste even further.
Yes, baking with Nooku is one of our favorite ways to indulge! The included sugar can either substitute for baking sugar, or be used to elevate the sweetness of any recipe.
While we find many people enjoy Nooku peppermint in the cold weather, you can find it all year long at your local retailer or on our online bottle shop. Follow us on social (@enjoynooku) for our peppermint cocktail recipes!