As an alternative to pudding, why not try serving up our mouthwatering dessert cocktails? Learn how to make a classic brandy Alexander, an elegant white russian or a bottle of homemade Irish cream.
Try our ideas below for perfect post-dinner tipples. For more dessert alternatives with a caffeine kick, try our best coffee cocktail recipes or for a lighter post-dinner serve, make our easy granita recipes.
Best dessert cocktail recipes
Time to unwind with this creamy Baileys cocktail, made with double cream and garnished with chocolate shavings for extra indulgence.
Made with crème de cacao, cream and brandy, this decadent retro cocktail is as much a pudding as sticky toffee. A grating of fresh nutmeg adds a nutty, slightly sweet aromatic spice to this easy and elegant drink.
Vodka, coffee liqueur and cream is all it takes to make this smooth, classic cocktail. Serve in an old fashioned glass, to be really authentic. Try our twist on the traditional with a chai white russian, filled with warming spice-infused milk.
The perfect dessert cocktail for chocolate lovers, this dark chocolate martini is made with just three ingredients plus ice.
A drizzle of cream and a couple of pinches of nutmeg bring our version of the classic godfather cocktail to life. The warming whisky and nutty amaretto blend together perfectly to create our ideal winter drink.
Make a bottle of our delicious DIY Irish cream as a thoughtful homemade gift, or keep a bottle to breathe new life into hot chocolate. It’s also very tasty served as is over ice.
Why consign this creamy cocktail to Christmas? Put a rosy glow in your cheeks with this classic, made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, sherry, rum and plenty of fresh nutmeg.
Best drunk on holiday, next to the pool, ideally from a pineapple… piña coladas will transport you to the tropics with the first sip. Delightfully retro, blend up this sensational serve in just 10 minutes.
Combine your post-dinner coffee and dessert all in one tasty glassful. One of the coolest cocktails around, this punchy number blends hot espresso and vodka for a picture-perfect pick-me-up.