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!


  • 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 ½ ounces Irish cream liqueur (like Bailey’s)
  • 1 ½ ounces heavy cream (or 2 scoops vanilla ice cream and ½ cup ice*)
  • For the garnish: Shaved chocolate (optional), chocolate sauce for the rim (optional)

Instructions

  1. Classic Mudslide: If desired, spread the chocolate sauce on a plate and carefully dip in the cocktail glass rim. 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 & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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