Whether you’re planning an evening party or are just looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, dessert cocktails are definitely the way to go. Rather than serve guests basic cocktails like a whiskey and coke or a simple margarita, go a step beyond and break out the chocolate liqueur, cream and special drinking glasses to make the night one to remember. Here are seven delightful recipes to try if you’re looking to mix booze and sweets.
1. Chocolate Martini
The martini is a timeless classic enjoyed by classy people like James Bond or Humphrey Bogart. Make it a sweeter drink by adding a dash of chocolate, cream, and vanilla to create a rich, velvety symphony that deserves a spot in your after-dinner drink order.
- 2 ozs of chocolate liqueur
- 1 oz of your favorite vanilla-flavored vodka
- 1 oz of cream
- Chocolate-dipped strawberry for garnish
- Combine your chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and cream in an ice-filled shaker.
- Shake the ingredients until combined and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish the edge of the glass with a sliced chocolate-covered strawberry.
2. Salted Caramel White Russian Bliss
Salt and caramel go hand in hand, and you’d be surprised how well they pair with a White Russian. Salted caramel vodka, coffee liqueur, and a decadent drizzle of caramel create a rich blend that anyone can enjoy. Whether you’re unwinding after a tough day or trying to impress your friends, the Salted Caramel White Russian Bliss is all about savoring every sip of this tasty, indulgent treat.
- 2 ozs of salted caramel-flavored vodka
- 1 oz of coffee liqueur
- 1 oz of heavy cream
- A caramel drizzle for garnish
- Pour your salted caramel-flavored vodka, coffee liqueur and some ice into drinking glasses.
- Add heavy cream and stir gently, slightly mixing the ingredients together.
- Drizzle caramel over the top for a visually enticing finish and added flavor.
3. Raspberry Mocha Martini
Another take on the classic cocktail, the Raspberry Mocha Martini, is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of berries and coffee. With freshly picked raspberries as a garnish, this martini is a burst of fruity freshness boasting a hint of mocha magic. If you don’t have martini glasses on hand, regular drinking glasses will get the job done, too.
- 1.5 ozs of raspberry liqueur
- 1 oz of chocolate liqueur
- 1 oz of espresso vodka
- Fresh raspberries for garnish
- Combine raspberry liqueur, chocolate liqueur, and espresso vodka in an ice-filled shaker.
- Shake until well-mixed and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries for even more fruity flavor.
4. Mint Chocolate Chip Mojito
Mint chocolate chip is a favorite ice cream flavor for many and can easily be incorporated into a classic Caribbean drink. The Mint Chocolate Chip Mojito is a refreshing combination of chocolate mint liqueur, white rum, and fresh mint leaves, all combined in JoyJolt glasses with exquisite designs. Top with chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself a dessert cocktail that is sure to please. If you don’t feel like muddling your mint leaves, you can simply clap them between your hands a few times to release the aroma before adding them to the glass.
- 2 ozs of chocolate mint liqueur
- 1 oz of your favorite white rum
- Fresh mint leaves
- 1 oz of simple syrup
- Club soda
- Chocolate chips for garnish
- In a glass, add your muddled mint leaves and simple syrup.
- Add chocolate mint liqueur and white rum, then fill your drinking glasses with ice.
- Top with club soda and stir gently.
- Garnish with chocolate chips for a sweeter cocktail.
5. Peanut Butter Banana Whiskey Shake
Whiskey is a crowd favorite. While it’s often drunk neat, you can easily make a dessert cocktail with it. Turn the classic peanut butter and banana milkshake into a late-night cocktail by just adding your personal favorite peanut butter whiskey. Top with caramel or slices of banana for a garnish, and drink away.
- 2 ozs of peanut butter whiskey
- 1 oz of banana liqueur
- 1 oz of milk
- Vanilla ice cream
- Caramel drizzle for garnish
- In a blender, add your peanut butter whiskey, banana liqueur, milk and a scoop of slightly thawed vanilla ice cream.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into your drinking glasses and drizzle with caramel or slices of banana.
6. Toasted Coconut Rum Cocoa Dream
Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with the Toasted Coconut Rum Cocoa Dream. Coconut rum, chocolate liqueur, and coconut milk create a luxurious fusion, garnished with toasted coconut flakes and optional whipped cream. Immerse yourself in the dreamy decadence of this coconut-infused delight. Consider using a smaller drinking glass for this one to highlight the elegance it brings to your nighttime affair.
- 1.5 oz coconut rum
- 1 oz chocolate liqueur
- 1 oz coconut milk
- Toasted coconut flakes for garnish
- Whipped cream (optional)
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine coconut rum, chocolate liqueur, and coconut milk.
- Shake well and strain into a glass.
- Garnish with toasted coconut flakes and whipped cream if desired. Dive into the tropical paradise of this coconut-infused cocoa creation.
7. Espresso Brownie Batter Martini
Brownie’s are often a popular dessert snack, so why not turn it into a cocktail? If you can find brownie batter liqueur, you can make this insanely easy dessert cocktail. SIp on one while you make a batch of actual brownies to garnish the rest with. Just make sure you have enough drinking glasses on hand because this one is sure to be a hit!
- 2 ozs of espresso-infused vodka
- 1 oz of brownie batter liqueur
- 1 oz of chocolate syrup
- Crushed brownie for garnish
- Combine espresso-infused vodka, brownie batter liqueur, and chocolate syrup in an ice-filled shaker.
- Shake until mixed well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish using crushed brownie for a finishing touch.
Whether you’re hosting a lively evening gathering or simply craving a sweet treat, dessert cocktails offer a delightful twist to elevate your drink game. Move beyond the usual cocktail fare and venture into the world of indulgence with these seven irresistible recipes. From the timeless sophistication of a Chocolate Martini to the refreshing allure of a Mint Chocolate Chip Mojito, each concoction promises a burst of flavors and a memorable drinking experience.