If you love sweet drinks and want to include a boozy twist, these 25 Dessert Cocktails are calling your name!
Whether you are hosting a dinner party and want some refreshments for your guests to enjoy or just want something sweet to indulge in all by yourself, these recipes are exactly what you need.
The dessert-like taste of these cocktails means you can avoid puckering up your face after every sip from a drink that tastes like straight alcohol.
Be careful with these cocktails.
They will taste so good you will want to keep drinking all night long!
Many of the classic dessert flavors are included in these recipes including chocolate in a Bailey’s Mudslide, a Red Velvet Martini, and a Key Lime Pie Martini.
If you want something sweet yet refreshing, there are plenty of summer-time dessert cocktails here, too, including a Bahama Mama Blended Cocktail recipe.
Whatever your post-dinner taste may be, there is a cocktail out there for you!
Go ahead and try some of the ones on this list.
Next time you host a dinner party, you will find yourself looking forward to the after-dinner part where you can enjoy these drinks more than the actual dinner!
Mix up this dessert cocktail recipe and you will feel like you are relaxing on a beach in the Caribbean!
While it tastes amazing as a cocktail, the little additions such as the ganache lined glass and the toasted coconut make it a special treat for yourself.
Making this cocktail is also incredibly easy.
Would you believe it if it was made from your favorite chocolate milk with some coconut-flavored rum added in?
Sip on this adult hot chocolate to warm yourself up during the cold winter seasons.
While your kids enjoy their non-alcoholic hot cocoa, you can enjoy your adult version right alongside them.
The taste of liquor is barely noticeable so if you prefer sweeter drinks, this is right up your alley.
There are so many great holiday desserts but few compare to sugar cookies!
This martini helps you bring in the holiday season without having to deal with the hassle of baking a large batch of cookies to share with everyone.
Even if it is not the holiday season, you can enjoy this as one of your dessert drinks whenever you are craving sugar cookies.
Two ingredients are shaken and poured over ice giving you this snickerdoodle-tasting drink.
Perfect for almond and cinnamon lovers, this cocktail is a fool-proof way to enjoy your dessert in a drink form.
Even if you are a beginner mixologist, this recipe is hard to mess up making it a great choice for a dessert drink for newbies.
While some may enjoy a cup of coffee after dinner, help yourself to a coffee-flavored mudslide.
This mudslide is creamy and mixed with ice so there is no need to pull out a blender.
No matter what time of year, you can make some small adjustments to this recipe to make it fitting for the season.
You can keep your vodka in the freezer so it is chilled for hot summer days, or add a sprinkle of crushed peppermint for a holiday-themed drink!
This Italian cocktail is bursting with lemon flavors from the sorbet or gelato added in.
It never hurts to add in some extra lemon juice or limoncello for extra flavor!
Between the carbonation of the prosecco and the refreshing lemon sorbet added in, this is perfect to enjoy after a hot day or an especially filling dinner.
This post-dinner affogato gives you all of the buzzes you need from a freshly brewed cup of coffee as a sweet and creamy dessert drink.
If your kids are wanting some of this drink to sip on, you can leave out the liquor and give them the ice cream and coffee mixture but the adults will appreciate the shot added on top.
Try to use chilled glasses so your ice cream stays frozen for longer and feel free to play around with the ice cream flavors for different tasting affogato variations!
Some of the best summertime dessert drink recipes include slushies for how easy they are to blend together to cool you off.
Fortunately, it is very easy to make an adult version by incorporating your favorite seltzer flavor!
This recipe uses mango-flavored White Claw with some frozen strawberries and mangos tossed in but you have the freedom to use whatever flavor seltzer and fruit you like best to make a unique drink perfect for your tastes!
If you are feeling nostalgic and want to relive your childhood with a classic creamsicle, treat yourself to an adult twist by making an orange creamsicle martini!
Whipped cream vodka is the best choice for making this drink but vanilla or unflavored vodka will also work if you prefer.
Try to add a dash of vanilla extract for the whipped cream flavor if you use unflavored vodka!
A little bit of whipped cream and an orange slice makes for a beautiful way to present this drink when serving guests but feel free to leave that all out if you are making this for yourself to enjoy.
Considering how luxurious dessert martinis can be, this drink is an effortless way to impress your friends, family, or yourself!
Let yourself get lost in the rich flavors that come out from the Godiva white chocolate liqueur and the richness of the Kahlua.
This is an exceptional choice for a drink to enjoy after dinner with the addition of chilled coffee adding a little bit of caffeination to your body so you don’t get sleepy like many other alcoholic drinks can cause.
If you avoid eating gluten but miss your red velvet cake, mix together this incredibly easy cocktail for a gluten-free way to indulge in the popular flavor.
A little bit of grenadine gives you the right color but the red velvet taste comes from birthday cake flavored vodka and some cream de cocoa.
All you need to do is shake the ingredients together and pour them into a chilled glass!
Add on some chocolate sprinkles as a pretty garnish if you’d like but even without it, you have a delicious drink to enjoy with your desserts.
Adding in the nutty flavors from a splash of amaretto is a surefire way to make a pistachio martini even better.
A little bit goes a long way when it comes to amaretto, so add in a small amount and give it a taste before putting in more.
Garnishing your glass with chocolate and chopped bits of pistachio is completely optional but it adds a special touch to make your dessert drink a little bit more special.
Take your cherry vanilla slushies up a notch by adding some sweet Moscato to the mix.
A splash of vanilla extract and some blended frozen cherries give you the classic slush flavors you have enjoyed growing up.
After you try this version of a wine slush, try different combinations of frozen fruit for all new slushies!
These fun daiquiris give you the option to turn them into afloat by simply adding in a scoop of ice cream!
Whether you decide to make a frozen daiquiri or a daiquiri float, prepare yourself with some frozen cherry ice cubes so you get a nice thick texture without watering down your drink when the ice melts.
Mix in a little bit of fresh lime juice and you have a new summer dessert drink that you will reach for throughout the entire warm weather season!
If your kids want some caramel apple-flavored milkshakes, make yourself some with a little bit of brandy added in.
Brandy typically has fermented fruit juice and it is not uncommon to find an apple flavor that would be a great addition to your caramel apple milkshake!
The kids can enjoy theirs with apple juice or apple cider while you sip on your adult milkshake.
If you chill your milkshake glasses for about half an hour in the freezer, you can ensure your milkshakes don’t melt as quickly.
All of the flavors from a traditional key lime pie are featured in this dessert cocktail!
You have coconut rum, vanilla vodka, a spot of pineapple juice, and the juice of a couple of key limes.
Remember to do a dry shake without ice followed by an additional shake with ice in order for your cream to mix in properly.
If you want a pretty garnish, finely blended graham crackers make a great liner for your glass and a slice of lime on the rim completes the key lime pie flavor combination.
This frozen margarita recipe makes it feel like you are enjoying a strawberry sorbet with a little bit of alcohol mixed in.
A little bit of orange liqueur added in gives you some tang to complement the sweetness of the strawberries used in the recipe.
And of course, it isn’t a margarita without your favorite tequila added in!
A garnish of either a lime slice or a strawberry really pulls the drink together and gives you a pretty presentation so everyone will want a glass after dinner!
21. Brandy Alexander
Brandy is one of the best choices for including in your alcoholic dessert drinks due to the fruity and sweet taste it adds while still having an “oaky” flavor hidden there.
Since brandy is so great for your dessert cocktails already, there is little that needs to be added to it for an indulgent post-dinner drink, but dark creme de cacao and heavy cream give you a little extra richness and creaminess.
A sprinkle of ground nutmeg on top balances with the oakiness of the brandy and gives you a little bit of warmth for your drink.
Plan ahead for your summer pool parties and bring this cocktail out as the sun is setting for a cocktail that your guests will fall in love with!
There are so many tropical flavors in this drink including orange, pineapple, coconut, and banana.
Let your drink mixture freeze for at least 24 hours so you get a perfect consistency then use either a blender or Margaritaville machine to blend the texture down to a thickness that your guests can sip on easily.
If it is a little bit too thick to be blended, you can add more orange juice to the mixture for ease.
If you have some flat prosecco you want to make use of, this slushie is a great method to save all of the wine flavors without worrying about the loss of carbonation.
No one will ever guess that your prosecco, or other white wine, has gone flat when you make it into a strawberry prosecco slushie!
Using frozen strawberries is a great choice for this because it ensures you get a cold drink without the worry of ice melting and watering it all down.
A little bit of orange juice and honey pair well with the sweetness of the strawberries giving you an adult slushie to enjoy at the end of a hot day!
After dinner, pull out these Bubblegum Mojitos.
You may get some funny looks when you explain what it is but one sip will clear away all hesitations.
There is some preparation ahead of time involved to make your bubblegum mint-infused simple syrup but the reward of sipping this unique and deliciously sweet cocktail will make it all worth it!
There is something so comforting in the richness and sweet flavors in this martini.
A little bit of caramelized sugar added to the rim of your martini glasses gives you the classic taste we have come to love in our creme brulee.
If you are serving after-dinner cocktails, this sweet and simple martini is going to be a favorite among all of your guests!
The bottom line
Ending your dinner party with some of these decadent dessert cocktails is going to win you over a lot of friends!
Even if you are enjoying some drinks by yourself or with your partner, allow yourselves to indulge in these sweet drinks to end your night on a delicious note!
- Tiramisu Martini
- Chocolate Rum Cocktail
- Dirty Snowmen
- Dirty Banana
- Sugar Cookie Martini
- Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail
- Baileys Mudslide
- White Claw Slushie
- Orange Creamsicle Martini
- White Chocolate Mocha Martini
- Red Velvet Martini
- Cotton Candy Margarita
- Pistachio Amaretto Martini
- Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies
- Frozen Cherry Daiquiris
- Adult Caramel Apple Milkshake
- Key Lime Pie Martini
- Frozen Strawberry Margarita
- Brandy Alexander
- Bahama Mama Blended Cocktails
- Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
- Bubblegum Mojitos
- Caramel Creme Brulee Martini
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