25 Sweet Alcoholic Drinks to Satisfy Your Cravings

Published March 17, 2022
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Sometimes you're in the mood for a sweeter drink. And sometimes, that mood is a lifelong craving. Sweet mixed drinks are one surefire way to appease a sweet tooth, be it before a meal, with your food, or as a liquid dessert. You can find an excellent choice of sweet alcoholic drinks, no matter if you're looking for something strong, creamy, or with a lighter touch.

Creamy Sweet Mixed Drinks

Creamy sweet drinks are like dessert in a glass. They are deeply satisfying and delicious, perfect for finishing a meal or ordering at a bar after dinner.

Mudslide

Mudslide Cocktail

Take a walk on the cold side with a mudslide. Consider this the chocolate lover's dream in a glass; just take it easy.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1½ ounces coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Irish cream, vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Drizzle with chocolate syrup for garnish.

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini

If dessert is the way to satisfy your sweet tooth, then dress it up in a martini glass.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate shavings and lemon wedge for rim
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish
  • 1¼ ounces chocolate vodka
  • ¾ oune white crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • 2-3 dashes chocolate bitters

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the chocolate shavings on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the chocolate shavings to coat.
  4. Swirl chocolate syrup on the inside of the glass.
  5. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate vodka, white creme de cacao, Irish cream, and chocolate bitters.
  6. Shake to chill.
  7. Strain into prepared glass.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper cocktail

Do you know how you wish Girl Scout cookies were available to your and your cabinet year-round? Same, and this grasshopper martini scratches that itch, luckily.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Grated chocolate for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, creme de menthe, white creme de cacao, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grated chocolate.

Pineapple Piña Colada

Pineapple Pina Colada

Allow pineapple flavors to inspire a sweeter, juicier piña colada.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pineapple rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1½ ounces cream of coconut
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into hurricane or highball glass over crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Chocolate White Russian

Chocolate White Russian

With just an extra flick of the wrist, you can upgrade your classic White Russian to adult chocolate milk.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¾ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

Sweet Beachy Cocktails

With tropical fruit juices, these sweet, juicy cocktails will have you dreaming of your next trip to the beach.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila sunrise cocktail

When you're done cooling off, take a walk back to the warmer size with a juicy tequila sunrise.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, tequila, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Pour grenadine down inside of glass, allowing it to sink. Do not stir.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.

Malibu Sunrise

Malibu Sunrise

Sometimes tequila just isn't the right liquor for some people, and there's nothing wrong with that. So give your sunrise an ever sweeter take by using coconut rum.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Cherry and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and mango juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Without mixing, pour grenadine down inside of glass, allowing it to sink and create a layer.
  4. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.

Blue Hawaii

A Blue Hawaiian tropical drink on the beach

Keep the tropical vibes going with this sweet, bright blue cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce white rum
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • 3½ ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, blue curaçao, vodka, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball or hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge, if desired.

Hurricane

Hurricane Cocktail at the beach

Really keep things going in the direction of sweet cocktails with a luscious hurricane.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce passion fruit juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, dark rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into hurricane or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai cocktail

This popular rum drink is the perfect amount of sweet without overwhelming the other flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ½ ounce dark rum
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orgeat, or almond syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, dark rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and orgeat.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach Cocktail

This scandalously named cocktail is brimming with peach, raspberry, and citrus flavors. What's better?

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce peach schnapps
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, peach schnapps, raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel, if desired.

Cocktails With the Perfect Mix of Sweet & Sour

For a beautifully balanced sweet cocktail, add a bit of sour to the mix. These cocktails are lusciously sweet, but with a tart edge to keep them interesting.

Amaretto Sour

Sweet Homemade Amarreto Sour

The amaretto sour sometimes gets a bad rap, but it's sweet with the perfect touch of savory.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add amaretto, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
  2. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  3. Add ice to shaker.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with lemon twist and cocktail cherry.

Cosmpolitan

Cosmopolitan cocktail

Take a trip to the big city with the perfectly sweet yet tart classic cosmo.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces citron vodka
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, citron vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime slice.

Lemon Drop Martini

Boozy Refreshing Lemon Drop Martini

Kick things up a level with the sour, don't worry, the sugar rim and juicy lemon flavors keep it sweet.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  3. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lemon vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with lemon slice.

Your Cousin's Cape Codder

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail

The Cape Codder is outstanding in its original form, but why not steer away from the tart flavors in favor of something a little sweeter?

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces lime vodka
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cranberry juice to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball or rocks glass, add ice, lime vodka, orange liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Top off with cranberry juice.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sweetly Fruity Mixed Drinks

Fruit-forward mixed drinks make a tasty and satisfyingly sweet sipper perfect for summer afternoons.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

Imagine yourself in the summer sunshine, getting perfectly freckled with a strawberry daiquiri in hand. It might not happen soon, but you can make that sweet strawberry daiquiri happen.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Strawberry and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, strawberry liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with strawberry and mint sprig.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Chocolate raspberry martini

If creamy chocolate martinis aren't the sweet cocktail soulmate of your dreams, consider this alternative.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce raspberry vodka
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Raspberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, creme de cacao, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with raspberry.

Pear Martini

Pear Martini Cocktail

Enjoy the sweet, sultry notes of a pear martini. You might be surprised just how much you love it.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces pear vodka
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Pear slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pear vodka, elderflower, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with pear slice.

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling cocktail

People don't often view gin drinks as sweet, but the cherry liqueur gives it that much wanted sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce Benedictine liqueur, or yellow chartreuse
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, Benedictine liqueur, cherry liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Blue Raspberry Margarita

Blue Raspberry Margarita

Not only is the blue raspberry margarita as alluring as a siren's song, but it's also a perfectly balanced sweet margarita.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt or sugar for rim
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • ¾ ounce raspberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the salt or sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt or sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, raspberry vodka, blue curaçao, lime juice, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Refreshingly Minty Sweet Drinks

Like mint? Then these minty drinks will not only satisfy a sweets craving, but the kick of mint will also refresh your palate to keep the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Old Cuban

Old Cuban Cocktail

The Old Cuban may not sound like a sweet cocktail, but the simple syrup and smooth, caramel flavors of the aged rum make it a sneakily tasty cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1½ ounces aged rum
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lime slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves with a splash of simple syrup.
  3. Add ice, aged rum, lime juice, bitters, and remaining simple syrup.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Double strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with lime slice and mint sprig.

Minty Mojito

Minty Mojito

While the mojito isn't inherently very sweet, you can make it a little sweeter by using extra simple syrup or adding mint simple syrup too!

Ingredients

  • 3-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce mint simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pint or highball glass, muddle mint leaves with a splash of simple syrup.
  2. Add crushed ice, white rum, lime juice, mint simple syrup, and remaining simple syrup.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Amaretto Julep

Amaretto Julep Cocktail

Don't brush off the amaretto julep. These are a great way to enjoy a minty refreshing drink that is perfectly sweet.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • ¼ ounces simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or julep cup, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add crushed ice, bourbon, and amaretto.
  3. Stir to frost glass and mix.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Sweetly Satisfying Classics

Looking for something classically sweet? These drinks will satisfy your craving.

Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

Don't be fooled by this boozy cocktails reputation, the simple syrup and cola make it quite sweet.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce gin
  • ½ ounce tequila
  • ½ ounce rum
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Cola to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, gin, tequila, rum, vodka, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with cola.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.

White Sangria

White sangria with coconut

Sangria is an excellent option for when you're looking for something a little sweeter with a softer buzz than a cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces chardonnay
  • ¾ ounce peach liqueur
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Orange slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach liqueur, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into wine glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with orange slice and mint sprig.

Sweet Alcoholic Drinks for Any Occasion

Sweet drinks aren't necessarily lighter drinks, and they certainly aren't girly drinks. The Long Island Iced Tea would like a word if you think they are. However, it doesn't matter who or where you are. Sometimes a sweet mixed drink is all that's on your mind; hopefully, this guide can help you narrow it down. And when your sweet tooth is satisfied and you're looking for more balance, try a few mixed drinks with sweet and sour to give yourself a little pucker.

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