You’ve heard of cocktails, mocktails, nightcaps, and more, but dessert has truly never been better than with the addition of liqueur. Once you learn how to spice up your favorite desserts by adding a shot of something fun, you’ll never look at sweets the same. From smooth, creamy shots to rich chocolatey sippers, these 25 dessert cocktails will have you running to the store for some new additions to your liquor cabinet! These dessert cocktails are great for parties too.
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The name of our first dessert drink says it all: this shot is the perfect representation of cake in a glass. By simply combining white chocolate liquor and cake vodka, you will have created a masterpiece that makes any celebration more of a party. To make this shot extra special, try adding sprinkles around the rim, topping it with whipped cream, or coating the edges in frosting. This easy recipe is perfect for birthdays. Check out our full list of birthday drinks too.
I try not to play favorites, but dessert martinis are incredible. Every chocoholic will absolutely fall in love with this chocolate martini. As a drink that clearly passes as chocolate milk for adults, this classic dessert cocktail is perfect for anyone who wants a dessert sipper that is rich but isn’t too sweet. Love martinis? Check out our Appletini too.
First introduced in the Cayman Islands in the 1970s, the Mudslide Drink has quickly become a popular chocolatey dessert drink. By combining coffee and chocolate flavors, this drink serves as the perfect post-dinner beverage. Not only does this drink contain several creamy liqueurs, but it is combined with ice cream to give it a milkshake-like taste and texture.
This fruity cocktail has flavors of peach, pineapple and cranberry. The boozy gummy bears are great for snacking or using as a drink garnish. They also work great in jello shots containers all on their own.
This is a great drink for someone who likes fruity flavors. It is so nostaglic too, as these candies remind me of my childhood. If you’re someone who grabs a handful of gummy candy after dinner, you need to give this cocktail a go!
Dessert martinis were forever transformed when the Cookies n’ Creamtini entered the dessert drink space. Not only will this drink take you back in time to the moment you discovered the wonders of dipping your cookies in milk, but this dessertini tastes just like a milkshake.
For a drink that literally tastes like you found a way to make a boozy peanut butter cup, you cannot get a better dessert martini than the peanut butter cup whiskey martini. By combining peanut butter whiskey and a bit of creamy chocolate liqueur among a few other rich ingredients, your after-dinner cocktails will never by the same. Serve with my Reese’s cake for a truly indulgent finish to any meal.
There’s nothing better than sitting next to a campfire, breathing in the smokey scent in the air, and roasting a marshmallow, so why not drink all that in by mixing up a campfire cocktail! Topped with real gooey roasted marshmallows, you’ll take your campfire to the next level.
For one of the best dessert drink recipes that tastes like a liquified candy bar, you have to try the Snickers cocktail. Made from chocolate syrup, vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and a few other liqueur, you’ll find yourself in chocolatey heaven after just one sip.
The southern banana cream cocktail is literally a banana cream pie in a glass. Because your flavor comes from banana liqueur, you don’t even need to keep bananas on hand. When you top it with vanilla wafer cookies and a dollop of whipped cream, this ice cream-based dessert drink just might become one of your next favorites.
This simple dessert cocktail is made by combining vodka, Baileys and crème de cacao, but tastes exactly like a Twix candy bar. You will definitely not be disappointed with this smooth, chocolatey sipper.
As a dessert martini that is a little more on the tart side, this dessert drink makes a great summer treat. The lemon meringue pie dessert martini perfectly combines the fruity cocktail with smooth cream, making it an excellent addition to your recipe book.
Not only is the key lime pie cocktail super easy to make, but one sip will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the beach! Due to its pineapple juice base, this dessert cocktail tastes fruity and refreshing.
Run out of time to make your great-grandmother’s famous pecan pie for Thanksgiving? Try making this pecan pie martini instead! Topped with freshly ground cinnamon and chopped pecans, this drink will quickly become your new favorite. If you’re feeling extra fancy, try coating the rim in ground pecans.
Perfect for getting the girls together for Saturday brunch or for enjoying by the pool, these creamsicle prosecco floats are bound to take you back to your childhood. By combining creamy vanilla ice cream, sweet orange sherbet, and bubbly champagne, you will create the ideal summer cocktail.
This creamy root beer rum cocktail is so easy that you may have just found your new favorite summer drink. This dessert drink is the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and bubbly. Additionally, it is super customizable, and you can easily mix in cream soda, ice cream, or blend it with ice to make a shake.
The Christmas cookie cocktail will bring any holiday gathering to the next level. Especially if you go the extra mile and coat the rim in sprinkles and frosting, you’ll feel like you just took a bite of your favorite sugar cookie. This dessert drink is so dangerous, you won’t even taste the booze!
The tiramisu martini cocktail is the perfect creamy after supper sipper. You’ll be hooked on this rich, creamy cinnamon drink after just one sip. For an extra special addition, top with homemade whipped cream!
This cannoli martini is like taking a sip of Italy. Made by using real ricotta cheese, orange zest, and amaretto, this dessert drink is the real deal! The ricotta cheese helps to make this drink the perfect thicker sipper, but the various creamy liqueurs give this dessert cocktail its incredible taste.
Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, and amaretto make the perfect pairing for this buttered toffee cocktail. Due to its sweet, buttery, and creamy taste, it makes the most amazing after dinner drink for busy parents and the hardworking nine-to-fivers alike!
Although we all love our spiked apple cider, no other fall dessert drink can beat the bourbon apple pie float. What truly sets this dessert cocktail apart from the rest is its sweet apple taste yet smooth texture.
If you are the type of person who loves cheesecake, then you will instantly fall in love with the raspberry cheesecake martini. The drink tastes exactly like cheesecake filling, and the best part? You can add any fruity vodka you want to change it up! Rumchata adds a wonderful cinnamon note too. One of my all time favorite raspberry drinks!
The snickerdoodle cocktail is one of the most versatile holiday drinks out there. Not only does it taste amazing chilled and over ice, but you can warm this creamy, cinnamon beverage up in the microwave for a cozy, boozy winter cocktail.
Calling all chocolate lovers! The chocolate cupcake cocktail is made from mixing together whipped cream vodka, amaretto, chocolate liqueur, and heavy whipping cream, which makes this sweet sipper a fabulous creamy after dinner drink.
Brunch will never be the same with this glazed doughnut cocktail. The perfect combination of sweet and creamy, you will blink and this drink will be gone. For extra touches, coat the rim in your favorite doughnut toppings, such as frosting and sprinkles.
For the perfect mimic of chocolate crème easter eggs, you cannot go wrong with the cream egg oster-cocktail. Perfect for serving as an after Easter dessert, this vanilla-chocolate beverage will knock the socks off your guests.
The Boston cream pie martini is an absolute classic when it comes to dessert cocktails. Served with a cherry on top, this dessert martini is full of sweetness. To make it taste nearly exactly like a real Boston cream pie, you can use vanilla cake mix to coat the rim.
Cocktail Tips and Tricks
Now that you have read through 25 different sweet and creamy dessert drinks, you’re ready to get mixing! But before you become an expert mixologist, check out some of our top dessert drink tips and tricks:
- Use a shaker to mix your drinks because it will ensure that all the ingredients are mixed together and ice cold.
- If a recipe has the option to coat the rim in an ingredient, do it! It will likely be the perfect complement to your drink.
- Some of these drinks can be rich, so sometimes smaller portions are the way to go!
- Don’t be afraid to try different ratios of ingredients to customize the drink to your liking.
If you are feeling adventurous, try making some of your favorite chilled dessert drinks warm by heating them up on the stove or microwave.
- Birthday Cake Shot
- Chocolate Martini
- Mudslide Drink
- Cookies n Cream Creamtini
- Peanut Butter Cup Martini
- Snickers Cocktail
- Banana Cream Cocktail
- Twix Cocktail
- Lemon Pie Cocktail
- Key Lime Pie Martini
- Pecan Pie Martini
- Creamsicle Floats
- Root Beer Cocktail
- Cookie Cocktail
- Tiramisu Cocktail
- Cannoli Martini
- Butter Toffee
- Apple Pie Cocktail
- Cheesecake Martini
- Snickerdoodle Cocktail
- Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail
- Doughnut Cocktail
- Creme Cocktail
- Boston Cream Pie Martini
- Pick your favorite recipe.
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