15 Delicious Dessert Cocktail Recipes

Go Ahead, Drink Your Dessert

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Sweet, luscious and absolutely delicious, dessert cocktails are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Below we've provided a list of recipes that you'll want to try. Some of these recipes are creamy indulgences filled with vodka, chocolate, mint, and bananas. Others take a more subtle approach, mixing whiskey into delicately sweetened libations. Many of them even replicate our favorite desserts in a booze-filled glass. They're all quite fun and very easy to mix up. So go ahead and drink your dessert.

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    Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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    We have to kick off our exploration of yummy cocktails with the one and only Alexander. It's a classic cocktail, and while you can mix it up with gin, brandy is often the better way to go.

    This delicious treat is extremely simple, requiring just three ingredients. You'll choose your favorite brandy and pick up crème de cacao and cream. The result is a luscious, creamy drink with a hint of sweet chocolate.

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    Banana Cream Pie

    Easy RumChata Banana Cream Pie Cocktail Recipe

    RumChata is one of the newer liqueurs on the market and it quickly became a favorite for many drinkers. This cream liqueur made with real dairy is the perfect foundation for all sorts of delicious pie-like cocktails.

    The banana cream pie is a perfect example and it's one of the easiest you can mix up. All you need is RumChata and your favorite banana liqueur. To make it even more tempting, it's served with a sweet graham cracker rim.

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    Banana Split Martini

    Banana Split Martini Easy Vodka Cocktail Recipe
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    While you have that banana liqueur in the bar, be sure to try out the banana split martini. These dessert cocktails are among the few recipes you'll find for the banana-flavored spirit, so take advantage of it while you can.

    This vodka martini is another three-ingredient recipe, with the third being crème de cacao. The real fun comes when you dress it up just like a banana split. Try a strawberry vodka, add a caramel drizzle, or garnish with a pineapple; there are no rules.

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    Chocolate Martini

    Easy and Delicious Chocolate Martini Recipe
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    Ah, the chocolate martini, how we love thee! There are countless ways that you can mix one up, but sometimes you just have to go super simple. This recipe just happens to be the easiest of them all.

    You'll want to choose a good vodka for this cocktail because there's only one other ingredient. The tougher decision is which chocolate liqueur to use. You can go as light or a rich as you want; it's a delicious drink either way.

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    Dark 'n Fluffy

    Dark 'n Fluffy Cocktail
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    Are you looking for an excuse to pour that marshmallow vodka you have stashed in the bar? This dark 'n fluffy recipe is just the thing you need. It takes the chocolate martini to a new level of indulgence.

    To pull off this recipe, a marshmallow vodka, such as that from Smirnoff, is poured equally with the luscious Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur. Add a healthy dose of cream and a few mini marshmallows and dessert is served.

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    Dulce de Tequila

    Dulce de Leche Cocktail
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    Stepping away from the creamy cocktails for a minute, you're going to love the subtle sweetness of the dulce de tequila. The name is Spanish for "tequila candy" and it may not seem sweet by reading the ingredient list, but it is quite lovely.

    For this recipe, a reposado tequila is paired with cognac and the two are accented with Cointreau and lime juice. The sweetener of choice is agave nectar and the sugar-adorned rim sets it off perfectly.

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    Golden Cappuccino Martini

    Golden Cappuccino Martini
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    Coffee goes great with dessert, right? The golden cappuccino is a fantastic pairing of espresso and cream and there's no need to fire up the espresso machine, either.

    To mix up this amazing little martini, you'll need to pick up a bottle of espresso vodka. It is a very fun flavor to play around with and you'll enjoy how it plays off the herbal blend of Galliano Liqueur. Shake those up with a little cream and enjoy the after dinner coffee experience like never before.

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    Popular Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe
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    We'll just put the grasshopper into the "modern classic" category of cocktails. It's an irresistible mix that has been delighting drinkers for decades and it's too tempting to pass up.

    The mix is incredibly easy. You'll simply pour equal amounts of white crème de cacao, green crème de menthe, and cream. The result is a dreamy mint-chocolate cocktail that is low-proof so you won't get too tipsy.

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    Key Lime Pie Martini

    Easy Vodka Key Lime Pie Martini Cocktail Recipe
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    When you have a craving for a key lime pie but don't want to make the actual pie, mix up a martini instead. It has all the same flavors and there's no baking experience required.

    The cocktail is a fun mix of ordinary ingredients that might already be in your bar. You'll combine vanilla vodka, triple sec, pineapple juice, and lime cordial to create a sweet treat in a glass.

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    Lemon Drop Martini

    Lemon Drop Martini

    Claire Cohen

    While you could pick up one of those ready-to-drink lemon drop martini mixes, there's really no need. This recipe is beyond simple and you'll find that making it from scratch makes a drink that is far superior.

    If you have vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, you're good to go. Really, that's it and there are no secret ingredients to this popular vodka martini. If you want to dress it up, a lemon twist and sugary rim will do the trick.

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    Liquid Bourbon Ball

    Liquid Bourbon Ball Cocktail with Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

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    In the mood for a little whiskey for dessert tonight? Then you'll want to try out the liquid bourbon ball. It's a fun recipe that will delight any bourbon aficionado.

    The recipe begins with a long shot of Woodford Reserve, a flavorful but relatively gentle whiskey that is perfect for cocktails. That is accented with crème de cacao and a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico. Add a little shaved chocolate and enjoy.

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    Peach Cobbler

    Peah Cobbler Cocktail

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    We're going to transform another favorite dessert into a liquid treat and this time we're taking on the peach cobbler. It's a really interesting recipe and something that's out of the ordinary, which is exactly why we love it.

    This recipe is another one that requires you to pour just three ingredients in equal amounts, so it's easy to remember. You'll need a peach vodka, hazelnut liqueur, and heavy cream. Shake away, then sip to your heart's content.

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    Pumpkin Spice Martini

    Pumpkin Spice Martini
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    When the autumn leaves start to turn, many drinkers turn their thoughts to all things pumpkin. If you fall into this fan base, you'll find plenty of delicious pumpkin cocktail recipes to choose from.

    Rather than go the cream and vodka route like so many recipes, this one turns to a robust rye whiskey. The pumpkin comes from a flavored liqueur and an anise liqueur gives the drink dimension. Rather than cream, the recipe gets a great texture from egg white.

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    Snickertini Cocktail
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    Get ready to recreate a Snickers candy bar in a high-end cocktail. This recipe is a ton of fun and it may just become a new favorite because there's so much to love about it.

    The key to this candy cocktail is a caramel vodka, which Van Gogh Vodka can hook you up with. Add to that Irish cream, amaretto, and a chocolate liqueur, then finish it off with a splash of cream and a liquefied Snickers is born.

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    Talking Monkey

    Van Gogh Vodka's Talking Monkey Cocktail
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    We'll finish up with an obscure cocktail that brings together many of the flavors we've found in all these other recipes. You may not have heard of the talking monkey, but you'll soon be talking about it.

    For this recipe, you'll pick up chocolate and espresso vodkas. Grab that banana liqueur and your favorite coffee liqueur. Toss in a little cream and shake this monkey up. It's a true delight and one you won't want to miss.