Sweet and Vicious: 11 Dessert-Inspired Cocktails

Indulge your sweet tooth and your need to let loose with dessert-inspired cocktails. Make red velvet cake cocktails, cotton candy-flavored drinks and more.

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Drunken Donuts Cocktail

Coffee and doughnuts were missing one thing: a swift kick from espresso vodka as well as chocolate and coffee liqueurs. Serve the cocktails with a doughnut hole for garnish (or chaser — your choice).

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I Can't Believe It's Not Cheesecake Cocktail

Smooth tanginess from buttermilk and amaretto paired with a cream-cheese-and-graham-cracker rim will put the C-H-E-E-R-S in drinkable cheesecake.

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Add broken savoiardi cookies to the bottom of a martini glass, then top with espresso and a Mascarpone mixture. This boozy treat will help you transition from the end of the meal to the start of the party.

Get the Recipe: Tiramisini

Cotton Candy Martini

Mixing blueberry vodka, lemon-lime soda and fresh berries creates the sweet vibrancy of the carnival snack for cocktail hour. It’s the best tastes of childhood mixed with the best part of adulthood.

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Apple of My Pie

This cocktail holds the flavors of a blended apple pie slice laced with apple brandy and cinnamon liqueur.

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Me So Corny (Um, Kettle Cornucopia)

Drown the salty-sweetness of kettle corn with plenty of bourbon and butterscotch schnapps for a boozy version of your favorite snack.

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"Grasshopper" Chocolate Mint Chess Pie/Milkshake

The grasshopper gets a youthful twist when you add creme de cacao to mint ice cream with York Peppermint Patties. Don't forget to top this boozy take on a soda-fountain staple with whipped cream.

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Meshugana Macaroon

Vanilla vodka and coconut rum give this cocktail the tropical sweetness of a coconut macaroon.

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Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail

Vanilla vodka and creme de cacao mix with buttermilk and chocolate sauce in this appropriately velvety drink. The icing on the cake? Frosting on the rim.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail

Almond Joy Martini

Chocolate vodka, Frangelico and coconut rum are all you need to evoke the nutty-sweet flavors of an Almond Joy in a martini glass.

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Lemon Meringue Piehole Cocktail

Elevate rich limoncello with the flavors of lemon vodka and lemon curd, then top with sky-high foam to replicate the look and tang of lemon meringue pie.

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