Cream cocktails are a delicious way to enjoy mixed drinks. As the name implies, these cocktails have a creamy texture that comes from ingredients like cream, milk, eggs or nut milks. The cream helps mellow out stronger spirits and adds richness and body to the overall drink. Whether you want something indulgent after dinner or a sweet afternoon pick-me-up, cream cocktails are perfect for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth.
Many cream cocktail recipes also incorporate fresh fruit flavors like strawberry or peach. The cream tames down any sharp alcohol notes for people who prefer drinks on the sweeter side. These drinks look so luxurious in a chilled glass too, which makes sipping one feel like such a treat.
All ingredients in a mudslide get mixed into a shaker with ice. Vodka or Espresso Vodka are the two most popular choices. You’ll also mix coffee liqueur and Irish cream in the shaker. No mudslide is complete with chocolate shavings as a garnish. Make the drink picture-perfect with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Then, dive into the holiday season with a mudslide.
Start by pouring the vodka into a glass with ice. Then, add Kahlua, which is a coffee liqueur. Lastly, pour the heavy cream directly into the glass. Stir the vodka and liqueur between the first two ingredients and the milk. Depending on your preference, you can substitute the heavy cream with half and half, almond, or oat milk. However, full cream will float at the top rather than sinking to the bottom.
Say happy holidays with a Brandy Alexander dessert cocktail. First, pour cognac, creme de cacao, and cream into a shaker. Shake until the ingredients have been blended and chilled on the ice. Grate some nutmeg over the top to garnish and enjoy the holiday flavors.
Another holiday favorite is the grasshopper cocktail. It includes crème de menthe, which is a sweet, mint-flavored liqueur. It comes in white and green colors for your preference. The grasshopper also includes crème de cacao, a sweet, chocolate-flavored liqueur. Shake the crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker until the ingredients are blended and chilled. Add whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, or candy as a garnish on top.
The pink squirrel cream cocktail is similar to the grasshopper because both include crème de cacao and heavy cream. However, a pink squirrel requires crème de noyaux, an almond-flavored liqueur. The process of making a pink squirrel is the same as the grasshopper. First, combine all the ingredients in a shaker until everything is chilled and blended.
Shake Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, half and half, and vanilla in a shaker. Shake well until all the ingredients are well chilled. The best way to garnish is to rim the martini glass in honey, then in coconut flakes.
This maple and bourbon cocktail is the perfect fall drink. Sip the sweet maple flavor, a float of cream, and a light dusting of nutmeg by the fireplace. Pour Jim Beam Bourbon into a glass filled with ice, add maple syrup and stir until incorporated. Next, pour heavy cream over the back of a spoon to ensure the cream floats on the bourbon. Garnish with nutmeg shavings and indulge in this sweet-tasting cocktail all season long.
The Orange Creamsicle Martini recipe is a delightful, adult spin on the classic Orange Julius. It's an easy-to-make cocktail combining orange juice, half-and-half, and whipped cream flavored vodka, creating a creamy, dreamy, and fruity drink. This martini is perfect for summer days, bringing a sophisticated yet nostalgic taste. Served in a martini glass and garnished with whipped cream and an orange slice, it's a simple yet indulgent treat that's sure to please.
Sip on the perfect summer beverage that evenly blends the sweet flavors into a simple cocktail. Shake the strawberry vodka and whipped vodka in a shaker with ice. Muddle your cut-up strawberries at the bottom of the glass. Pour your vodka mixture into a glass with ice, then stir the ingredients into your muddled strawberries. Finish this drink by pouring in soda water to add fizz. This drink is known for being strong. Depending on your enjoyment of strong cocktails, add more soda to balance out the vodka.
This blueberry chai cream cocktail is the most time-consuming on this list. However, the tangy taste is worth the time. Place blueberries and cream soda in a saucepan until they boil. Let the mixture sit until it simmers before continuing. Strain the solid bits once it cools, leaving you with a thick syrup mixture. Pour spiced rum, blueberry cream syrup, and chai tea into a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass with ice and add additional cream soda into the glass.
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