10 Dessert Drinks for After Dinner

These boozy dessert drinks are best enjoyed after dinner! Pick from classic dessert cocktails like the Mudslide, Grasshopper, and more.

Grasshopper drink

There are aperitifs before a meal, and cocktails meant for drinking with food. There are slow sippers meant for a night cap. But a whole other category of cocktails is dessert drinks! These beverages aren’t just sweet: they’re rich and creamy, designed for slow sipping after dinner. Sometimes they’re chocolate flavored, or they’ve got a hint of coffee or fresh mint. The next time you look for dessert ideas: think about cocktails!

Here are all the best dessert drinks to add to your repertoire! Most of them are time-tested classic after dinner drinks, from the Mudslide to the Brandy Alexander to the bright green Grasshopper. Grab your sweet liqueurs and let’s get mixing!

And now…the top dessert drinks and cocktails for after dinner!

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Mudslide

Dessert Drinks for After Dinner: Mudslide & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s how to make a mudslide: the real way! This mudslide recipe makes the classic drink starring vodka, Kahlua and Irish cream.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce* vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur (like Bailey’s)
  • 1 1/2 ounces heavy cream (or 2 scoops vanilla ice cream and 1/2 cup ice*)
  • For the garnish: Shaved chocolate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Classic Mudslide: Place the vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with shaved chocolate if desired. 
  2. Frozen Mudslide: Place the vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, vanilla ice cream and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass.

Notes

*1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Dessert drinks, Dessert cocktails

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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