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This list of Dessert Martinis includes all the best after dinner creamy cocktails that are perfect for serving with dessert. Every one of these drinks is easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Dessert martinis are typically vodka based cocktails that are made with sweet, dessert-like flavors, such as chocolate, caramel or peppermint. They are sweet, rich drinks that taste like you are drinking dessert.
Generally, dessert martinis make great winter cocktails — particularly for the holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, but they can be enjoyed any time of the year.
How To Make The Best Dessert Martini
- Chill the glasses. Dessert martinis are best served ice cold — and taste even better when they stay cold while they are being sipped. Chill your martini glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving your guests.
- Shake well. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously for at least 20 seconds. The outside of the shaker should be frosted and icy cold. Shaking dessert cocktails well makes sure all the creamy flavors blend well into each other for a smooth drink.
- Add garnish. Garnish for sweet cocktails could be a sweet rim — such as a cinnamon sugar rim, or a martini glass rim dipped in white or milk chocolate. You can also serve your martinis with a dollop of whipped cream (try this espresso whipped cream or this brown sugar whipped cream), as well as a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.
- Serve immediately. While it may be tempting to make these cocktails in advance if you are serving guests, it is best to serve these drinks as soon as they are made for the best taste.