10 Mouthwatering Mudslide Drink Recipes 

Published May 3, 2022
Mudslide drink

The mudslide as it exists today didn't initially enter this world on a sunny beach. A mudslide then was a shaken, creamy cocktail sans any blender or additional ice. Explore the lesser-known recipes of the classic mudslide drink and give your blender the night off--no need to let the neighbors know what you're shaking up.

Mudslide Cocktail

Mudslide Cocktail

The classic mudslide is a rich and creamy cocktail that'll satisfy any sweet tooth as a liquid dessert or afternoon pick me up, and a little less brain freeze than its frozen counterpart.

Ingredients

Instructions

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

Chocolate Paradise Mudslide

Chocolate Paradise Mudslide

Walk down the path of a chocolate lover's paradise with this sweet and delicious mudslide.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces chocolate vodka
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1½ ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate vodka, Irish cream, crème de cacao, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream.

Snickers Mudslide

Snickers Mudslide

Hungry? Well, this may not cure your hanger, but it'll definitely add a little mellow and downtime to your day.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce dark crème de cacao
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • 1½ ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and caramel syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, hazelnut liqueur, coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, Irish cream, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, drizzling chocolate and caramel syrups overtop.

Irish Coffee Mudslide

Irish Coffee Mudslide

Never again choose between an Irish coffee or a mudslide at brunch-- instead of picking sides, this recipe brings them together.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce coffee
  • 1½ ounces heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

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

Cinnamon Doughnut Mudslide

Cinnamon Doughnut Mudslide

Give your mudslide a sweet cinnamon flair to seamlessly turn this dessert cocktail into a can't-go-without brunch staple.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • ¼ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, cinnamon liqueur, vanilla liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with chocolate syrup drizzle.

Galaxy Mudslide

Galaxy Mudslide

Consider this a chocolate and caramel overload similar to another starry style candy bar.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce salted caramel vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, salted caramel vodka, coffee liqueur, butterscotch liqueur, Irish cream, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Almond Mudslide

Almond Mudslide

Dabble in some nutty flavors with this sweet and savory mudslide recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce almond liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce cream of coconut
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, almond liqueur, Irish cream, cream of coconut, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.

Peanut Butter Cup Mudslide

Peanut Butter Cup Mudslide

If you're a peanut butter cup lover, this mudslide will taste like heaven in a glass.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 ounce dark crème de cacao
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup and whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peanut butter whiskey, dark crème de cacao, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Hot Chocolate Mudslide

Hot Chocolate Mudslide

Enjoy a hot chocolate -- but chilled and a splash of extra delicious with this hot chocolate and mudslide hybrid.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce marshmallow vodka
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce crème de cacao
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, marshmallow vodka, Irish creme, crème de cacao, coffee liqueur, vanilla liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into mug or cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Strawberry Mudslide

Strawberry Mudslide

If you love a sweet mudslide but don't want to indulge in chocolatey flavors, this strawberry spin will open your eyes to a world of possibilities.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce strawberry vodka
  • 1 ounce strawberry Irish cream
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Strawberry for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add strawberry vodka, strawberry Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with strawberry if desired.

A Creamy Mudslide

The mudslide is a great way to appeal to any group of people. Whether you opt for a vodka or bourbon base, you effortlessly bring this classic cocktail to life. Grab your favorite cocktail glass and call up a friend or two as you try out a few mudslide recipes.

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