Cream-based cocktails – dessert in a glass

I’m sure the thought of cream and spirits mixing brings a curdling to mind to many. But done right, it is delicious. And I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a light dessert (if there’s no chocolate mousse or banofi pie in the fridge, anyway). Not my recipes or images. As always, sourced from around the web.

Brandy Alexander

Cream brandy alexander

45 ml cognac
30 ml dark crème de cacao
30 ml cream
Garnish: grated nutmeg

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a coupe glass.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Grasshopper

cream cocktail grasshopper

30 ml green crème de menthe
30 ml white crème de cacao
60ml heavy cream

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with fresh ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Grate fresh nutmeg directly over the center of the drink if preferred.

Mudslide

mudslide cream cocktail

30 ml vodka
30 ml coffee liqueur
30 ml Baileys Irish Cream
35 ml heavy cream
Garnish: chocolate shavings

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled fizz glass or coupe.
Garnish with freshly shaved chocolate.

This last cocktail is more of an allrounder than a dessert cocktail. But it’s a classic and one I love to order if one of my other favourites aren’t on the menu. So, if you like…

Piña Colada

pina colada cream

60 ml light rum
45 ml coconut cream
45 ml pineapple juice
15 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
Garnish: pineapple wedge
Garnish: pineapple leaf

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled Hurricane glass over pebble ice.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and pineapple leaf.

Do you still think cream in cocktails are taboo? Let me know in the comments below.

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