Decadent Dessert Cocktails
Sometimes, the best desserts require a straw and a tall glass instead of a fork and a plate. Indulge in these adults-only after dinner drinks, shakes, and cocktails to get that sweet tooth fix you're looking for.
The classic after dinner indulgence, these mudslides feature flavors of chocolate, coffee, and of course - bourbon.
Oaxacan Chocolate Milk Shakes
This spiked chocolate milk shake has been on the menu at Copita, chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir's restaurant in Sausalito, California, since day one. "It's the richest, most decadent milk shake you'll ever taste, and it leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy."
Homemade (Rum-infused) Horchata
Whole milk and sweetened condensed milk make this booze-infused Mexican horchata insanely rich and creamy.
Root Beer Float
This adult take on a root beer float features root beer flavored vodka. Don't forget generous amounts of whipped cream and a tall glass to compliment this young-at-heart dessert drink.
This cozy coffee drink makes a nice substitute for a dessert after a big meal.
Boozy Almond-Honey Hot Chocolate
Infuse rich hot cocoa with amaretto liqueur to create this perfect adults-only, cold-weather cocktail.
Indulge in a grown-up version of a chocolate milkshake laced with espresso. Make these dessert margaritas even more impressive by coating the rims of the glasses with a mixture of margarita salt and coarse sugar.
Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes
Pumpkin pie in a glass? I think we've found our new favorite fall weather indulgence. With real pumpkin and bourbon, these shakes definitely mean business.
Pecan "Milk" Punch
Toasted pecans, cream of coconut, cinnamon, and a topping of sweetened whipped cream make it hard to tell if Pecan "Milk" Punch is a cocktail or dessert. Don't make this a hard decision--serve this bourbon concoction for both!
Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake
The only thing better than leftover pie is leftover pie in the form of a milkshake... with bourbon.
Frozen White Chocolate
Drink your dessert with this decadent milkshake-for-adults. It features white chocolate liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, crème de cacao, and plenty of vanilla ice cream.
Hazelnut Dessert Coffee
This recipe features Frangelico hazelnut-flavored liqueur. Have another favorite liqueur? Feel free to use any that you prefer, such as Grand Marnier or Chambord.
Cranberry-Whiskey Sour Slush
Is it a drink or dessert? Who cares? It satisfies both cravings. Our garnet-colored slush has all the qualities of a delicious cocktail--a not-too-sweet combination of high-quality liquor and fruity tang.
Chocolate Cream Martini
This luxurious chocolate martini is both creamy cocktail and sweet dessert.
Make a simple adults-only float using vanilla ice cream, creamy porter or stout, and a flavorful garnish of fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. Enjoy with a spoon, or take it out by the pool with you and let it thaw into a melty dessert drink.
Icy Vanilla-Rum Malted Milkshake
Dazzle guests with this made-to-order icy beverage that couldn't be easier. This recipe was developed to go in the Magic Bullet--that inexpensive blender that whips up one drink at a time. (If you don't have one, use a regular blender; just start with 2/3 cup ice and add more as needed.) Use bagged, small-piece ice over large, hard chunks. For kids, nix the liquor.