A new vegan liqueur is hitting the shelves just in time for fall and winter festivities! The creamy and decadent Nilli Vanilli by BOM BOM features premium Caribbean rum with an almond milk base and natural cookie flavors. Sweet tooth, anyone?
I sampled the sweet cocktail last month at the New Jersey VegFest, and BOM BOM immediately had me coming back for more. It tastes like a spiked vanilla milkshake blended with cookies into a drinkable form. Really, I was smitten. I would have asked for a dozen samples were it socially acceptable to do so!
A day or two after VegFest, I checked my local liquor stores. BOM BOM had just launched in New Jersey the previous week. Only a few select locations had it in stock, none of which were close to me. I contacted the company, and they kindly sent me a bottle for this review.
BOM BOM is a startup created by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Eva Maria. Nilli Vanilli is their first vegan product, and second overall. The name Nilli Vanilli is a “fun homage to the fact that it tastes like a refreshing vanilla milkshake but is actually made with almond milk and lighter than others.” Another delicious product that delights and surprises the masses by being vegan? Check!
One Part Bom Bom, Two Parts Delicious
If you need inspiration, BOM BOM’s website offers an array of drink recipes. They suggest pairing the beverage with nearly everything; coffee liqueurs, cinnamon whiskey and vodka martinis. Nilli Vanilli really is a versatile spirit perfect for mixing, but is also decadent enough to enjoy in its simplest form. And when summer rolls around, pair it with fresh berries or coconut milk for a refreshing drink reminiscent of an island paradise. This naturally-flavored beverage is a drink for all seasons.
I was feeling creative, so I mixed my new favorite vegan liqueur with cinnamon and apple whiskies to create a flavor I can only describe as apple pie à la mode. Simply perfect for this time of year! I’m already planning my next variation: pumpkin pie à la mode to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Delicious, right?
Unfortunately BOM BOM’s other flavor, Coco Mochanut, is not a vegan liqueur. However, when asked about the possibility of future vegan product, Eva Maria told me, “I’m sure we’ll be coming out with more!”
You can buy Nilli Vanilli online for $19.99- $22.99 for a 750ml bottle, or you can use their store locator to pick one up in person. This product is a new release and so far available primarily in the northeastern United States. So, you might have to hang in there while they launch into more areas. Better yet, encourage your local retailers to stock it.