13 Dessert Cocktails To Enjoy After Dinner

You are done with your dinner, and now you are thinking about a delicious dessert, but what if we told you that after-dinner cocktails are even better? Dessert cocktails are perfect as an after-dinner treat, and if you don’t know what to order the next time you go out, we are here to help you.   

We’ve made a list of the most delicious alcoholic dessert drinks that will satisfy your need for something sweet and with a kick. Drinks and desserts usually go together, but they don’t always have to. If you have never had a dessert cocktail, you will be delighted when you do. They are perfectly crafted and blended to replace a dessert after dinner, but they are not too sweet. You’ll see that they are different from standard cocktails that you are used to drinking when going out or during dinner. That’s because different types of alcoholic beverages are meant for drinking in different situations. And that’s why you’ll want to drink a specific beverage before you start your meal, a different dinner drink during the dinner, and a decadent dessert cocktail once you finish.   

An after-dinner cocktail is meant for slow drinking and enjoying; it’s not a quick drink that you want to finish right away. So, here is the list of the finest alcoholic dessert drinks you can order the next time you go out to dinner.   

1. Chocolate Martini  

The name of this dessert cocktail is pretty straightforward, so you know what you’ll get. It’s a simple cocktail but a perfect choice for anyone that likes the taste of chocolate. It has Irish cream, chocolate liqueur, and of course, good quality vodka in it. Chocolate Martini is one of the best drinks and dessert combinations, as it tastes like a decadent chocolate cake.   

2. Espresso Martini   

Another martini, but this time it’s bittersweet. This cocktail is great if you don’t want something too sweet and need a little caffeine boost. It’s like tiramisu in a martini glass. As the name suggests, it has espresso, sweet Kahlua coffee liqueur, and good quality vodka. An espresso martini is a cocktail you can easily make at home when you don’t want to go out, but you crave an excellent after-dinner cocktail.   

3. Key Lime Pie Martini 

Do you like key lime pie? If you do, you’ll love a key lime pie martini. It’s an alcoholic dessert drink with condensed milk and, of course, key lime juice. And for the boozy portion of it, there is coconut rum and vodka. There are many interpretations of this cocktail, but the best part that every variation has is the crushed graham crackers on the rim of the martini glass. It’s an authentic dessert in a glass, and you will love it.  

4. Mississippi Mud Pie Martini 

It’s another pie, another martini, and another fabulous after-dinner cocktail. It’s also known as a Mississippi Mudtini, and it has vodka in it, chocolate liqueur, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and it’s topped off with chocolate whipped cream. A drink like this is a real dessert as it is chocolaty, sweet, decadent, and just boozy enough. 

5. Classic Irish Coffee  

Irish coffee is a true classic when it comes to alcoholic dessert drinks, and it’s easy to make. And even easier to order and drink. It’s a mix of strong coffee, whiskey, and whipped cream, a proper dessert cocktail. Irish coffee is different from other cocktails because it’s hot. And it’s perfect if you start feeling a bit tired or sleepy in the afternoon or after dinner. Or you just want to warm up during a cold evening.   

6. Carajillo Coffee   

Carajillo is another drink where the main ingredient is coffee. As you can notice, there are numerous variations of cocktails with coffee from all around the world, and this one originates fom Spain, but it’s famous all-over Latin America. Just like Irish coffee, this one also is supposed to be hot. It’s made with coffee and liquor choices, such as brandy, rum, and coffee liqueur. There are many variations for this drink, and some have spices like cinnamon and anise.

7. Spanish Coffee 

It’s funny, but this Spanish coffee is not originally from Spain or Latin America. It’s an American variation of the Carajillo coffee, and it’s fabulous. It’s a cocktail  with the addition of coffee and orange liqueur, rum, and whipped cream on top. A special touch gives the caramelized sugar rim that makes drinking this after-dinner drink a fun, as well as tasty experience.  

8. Dulce de Tequila

This drink is like candied tequila, and it’s perfect for all of those who adore this drink. Besides tequila, it has Cognac, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave nectar to make it just sweet enough. It’s a good dessert drink when you are not in the mood for a creamy cocktail.

9. Mudslide  

A classic mudslide is one of the most famous alcoholic dessert drinks, and you need to try it. It’s a mix of vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, chocolate syrup, and there are even variations with vanilla ice cream. It’s basically a milkshake for the adults, and we love that. If you are craving something sweet, decadent, and chocolaty, this is the choice you should make.   

10. White Russian   

A drink invented in the ’60s but made famous by a movie from the ’90s is still going strong, and it’s one of the people’s favorite after-dinner cocktails. It’s such an easy drink to make; you only need vodka, cream, and Kahlua. Mix it well, and you get a creamy delight.   

11. Brandy Alexander   

Another creamy dessert cocktail is a Brandy Alexander made with Cognac, crème de cacao, and fresh cream. This drink is older than 100 years now, but it is still better than many modern cocktails. It’s another drink that feels like a milkshake, but only for the adults.   

12. Grasshopper  

An after-dinner drink that looks like aliens made it. A grasshopper are, in fact, one of the tastiest cocktails you can order if you are a fan of minty flavors. It’s a simple drink and not too boozy with only three main ingredients, crème de cacao, crème de menthe, and fresh cream. Of course, there is a spin-off of classic Grasshopper, and it’s made with ice cream.   

13. Pink Squirrel   

A pink squirrel is a fabulous and pretty drink, but it’s also tasty. It’s a special drink made with crème de noyaux, crème de cacao, and heavy cream. Crème de noyaux is an almond-flavored liqueur made from peach and apricot kernels or cherry pits. So, the Pink Squirrel has a subtle almond flavor that resembles marzipan candy. And of course, its modern version has vanilla ice cream in it.

Join Us for an Incredible Cocktail Experience 

We hope that you like the list we prepared for you and try some of these drinks the next time you have a chance. And that you’ll even try to make some of the simpler ones at home.  

If you want to try an excellent variety of cocktails made with premium spirits and liqueurs, be sure to join us at the Stubborn Seed bar. We can offer you drinks at our bar or a dining experience topped with a decadent cocktail that will tickle your taste buds. Be sure to call us to book your reservation, and remember to always stay stubborn in life, especially when it comes to sticking to good drinks and food.