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10 of the best dessert cocktails!

10 of the best dessert cocktails!

Feb 2, 2024
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In this wonderful feature, you can find our list of the best dessert cocktails to try in 2024. 

From a Biscoff-topped Praline Alexander to a chocolatey Mudslide, there is something for every sweet-toothed cocktail fan who wants to enjoy a cocktail for dessert.

Each cocktail on this list is easy to make at home so what are you waiting for? Give them a go! 

What are dessert cocktails?

The term “dessert cocktail” usually refers to a mixed drink that is either drunk with a dessert dish or instead of a dessert dish.

Dessert cocktails are often sweet, with flavours that are most often associated with dessert dishes like chocolate, mint, vanilla, cream and caramel.

What dessert drinks would you recommend?

Which dessert cocktails you serve to your guests completely depends on their personal flavour preferences.

If they like chocolate, we would recommend whipping up a Mudslide cocktail or our Nutella Martini for your guests.

If your guest likes spice flavours, we recommend serving them a dessert cocktail topped with nutmeg, like our Maple Gin Flip.

Perhaps they like mint flavours? In which case our After Eight cocktail would be the one for them.

And who doesn’t like Baileys? The Baileys & Vanilla Martini never fails to impress. 

For those caramel and toffee lovers, we highly recommend the Salted Caramel White Russian.

Our Praline Alexandre, topped with Biscoff crumbs is ideal for those biscuit fans. 

Of course, the Bread & Butter Pudding is great for those dessert fans who love custardy desserts.    

But what if your guest is vegan or going dairy-free? Well, we have you covered there too. Our Cherry Negroni is the perfect dessert cocktail without cream! 

Whichever cocktail from the list below you choose to make, you are sure to have all of your guests licking their lips with glee.

The best dessert cocktails to try at home:

1. After Eight Chocolate Date

This minty, chocolatey, creamy cocktail is inspired by the classic after-dessert chocolate, After Eight. 

Made by combining gin, Crème de Menthe (mint liqueur), Crème de Cacao Blanc (chocolate liqueur), single cream and Vanilla Syrup, this cocktail is ideal for enjoying as an after-dinner tipple or as a dessert on its own.

Find the full After Eight cocktail recipe at this link!

After Eight dessert cocktail in a coupe glass

2. Bread & Butter Pudding

This fabulously creative dessert cocktail recipe mixes sherry and vanilla syrup to recreate the mouthwatering custardy, raisin-dotted flavour profile of Bread & Butter Pudding.

Gin then gives this cocktail a delectable rich, earthy base that introduces layers of complexity that take the cocktail into new realms of deliciousness.

Click this link for the full Bread & Butter Pudding cocktail recipe!

Bread & Butter Pudding cocktail in a Rocks glass

3. Mudslide

The Mudslide is the classic dessert cocktail. Traditionally made by shaking vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream and double cream, our fun twist swaps the vodka for gin and blends the ingredients with ice to give it a frozen milkshake texture that is simply divine.

We also like to add a dash of Angostura bitters for a hint of spice that takes this cocktail to the next level.

Discover our amazing Mudslide recipe here!

Mudslide dessert cocktail

4. Baileys & Vanilla Martini

We could not make a list of our favourite dessert cocktails without mentioning this Baileys & Vanilla Martini recipe. Baileys is one of the most popular dessert cocktail ingredients, after all.

This simple martini recipe is brimming with marvellously mellow vanilla tones, which complements the rich Baileys wonderfully. 

With its silky-smooth and surprisingly light texture, this cocktail works as a great cocktail to have with dessert, after dessert or as a dessert. It's a must-try!

Check out this Baileys dessert cocktail recipe here... 

Dessert cocktail with Baileys in a coupe cocktail glass

5. Salted Caramel White Russian

Served in a Rocks glass, this dessert-like cocktail is a delicious twist on the classic White Russian. 

Made with the usual White Russian cocktail ingredients like cream and coffee liqueur, we've then swapped the normal vodka for gin and added Caramel Syrup and a pinch of salt. The result is a creamy, coffee-flavoured cocktail with sweet caramel notes and a touch of salt. Yum!

Get the full Salted Caramel White Russian recipe at this link!

White Russian cocktail with ice in a Rocks glass

6. Maple Gin Flip

Maple syrup and nutmeg fans take note - this one is for you! Flips are a traditional type of cocktail made using egg and this version takes the incredible dessert flavours to the next level by mixing gin with maple syrup.

Smooth and custardy, with fragrant maple tones and rich juniper notes, it has to be the best dessert cocktail topped with nutmeg there is!

Give it a go with the recipe here...

Maple Flip dessert cocktail in tall coupe glass and topped with ground nutmeg

7. Mini Egg Martini

Now this has to be the most fun dessert cocktail on this list. That's right, we have turned one of Britain's favourite confectionary staples into a gin-tastic martini. 

The rim is coated in crushed Mini Eggs and the cocktail itself joyfully captures that sweet Mini Egg flavour with its mix of gin, Simple Syrup, crème de cacao and Baileys. This one is perfect for having at the end of your Easter lunch and it's just as delicious at any other time too.

Hunt out the Mini Egg Martini recipe at this link!

Mini Egg Martini cocktail in coupe glasses rimmed with crushed Mini Eggs

8. Nutella Martini

No dessert or cocktail recipe can't be made better with Nutella, including the Martini! 

For this nutty, chocolaty, creamy dessert martini recipe, all you have to do is blend Nutella, gin and milk and hey-presto you have a game-changing way to get even more Nutella into your life. 

You can learn how to make this sweet dessert cocktail recipe here!

Nutella Martini cocktail recipe for dessert in a martini glass with a chocolate rim

9. Praline Alexander

The classic Brandy Alexander has been a mainstay of the top cocktail bar menus for a long time. And it's easy to see why with its mix of cognac, chocolate liqueur and cream. This twist on the classic swaps the brandy for gin and the chocolate liqueur for Frangelico, which is an Italian hazelnut liqueur.

This adaption transforms the cocktail into a dessert event in itself, those sweeter nut flavours aligning it with something you might find on a dessert menu. 

We then finish this cocktail with something we have always associated with our post-dessert coffee, Biscoff biscuits! Using them as a garnish takes this cocktail recipe to new levels of luxuriousness.

Check out the full recipe here!

Praline Alexander cocktail in a coupe glass and topped with Biscoff crumbs

10. Cherry Negroni

If you would prefer a delicious dessert cocktail without cream then this is the one for you.

Our stunning Cherry Negroni recipe is a slightly sweeter twist on the original Negori because it is made with cherry brandy and amaretto (an almond liqueur). That symphony of cherry and almond flavours is reminiscent of mouthwatering desserts like the cherry Bakewell. It is not to be missed.

You can find this dairy-free dessert cocktail recipe at this link!

Cherry Negroni cocktail in a Rocks glass with cherries

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