Dessert Cocktails and Parfaits: Sweet with a Shot of Liqueur!

Dessert drinks! Are these drinks that look and taste like desserts? Or are they desserts that mimic the look of cocktails? Well, we won’t quibble about that right now. All we know is that the treats-in-glasses we’re sharing with you here look absolutely irresistible. Plus their sweetness spiked with a hint of alcohol makes them ready to party indeed! Hurry and pin your choices for your next special occasion.

Cocktails and Parfaits Made with Berries!

Sweet, Icy Dessert Drinks from Raspberry Liqueur Cocktails to Parfaits Made with Grand Marnier.

1 – Raspberry Godiva Cocktail
A delicious after-dinner drink, featuring layers of raspberry cream, Chambord raspberry liqueur, and Godiva chocolate liqueur (your choice of white chocolate for her and regular chocolate for him), topped with whipping cream, fresh raspberries, and sprinkles if you wish! [The Cookie Rookie]

2 – Blackberry Gin Fizz Float
Described as “part mixed drink, part Italian soda, and part ice cream soda float,” this fizzy dessert combines blackberry puree with gin, lime juice, fresh mint, ginger ale, and a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream. [Browneyed Baker]

3 – ‘Party in a Glass’ Parfait
This is actually a New Year’s Eve dessert drink—made with Grand Marnier-soaked pound cake, raspberries, and Chambord whipped cream, topped with maraschino cherries and edible silver confetti! [The Cozy Apron]

4 – ‘Porter and Ice Cream’ Float
Here’s a simple adults-only float using vanilla ice cream, creamy porter or stout, and a flavorful garnish of fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. [My]

Creamy Goodness You Can’t Resist!

Creamy Dessert Drinks from Apple Pie Cocktails to Eggnog Parfaits to Birthday Cake Shots

5 – ‘Warm Apple Pie’ Dessert Drink
Simulating the well-loved flavors of apple pie, this is a cozy blend of heated apple cider and Tuaca liqueur, topped with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg, with a cinnamon stick for garnish. [Yummly]

6 – Creamy Eggnog Parfait
The classic holiday dessert beverage gets an extra-fun spin with layers of homemade custard and ginger cookies. You can serve them in pretty martini glasses for added flair! [The Sac Chef]

7 – ‘Coco Colada’ Cocktail
Looking deceptively like everybody’s favorite chocolate sundae, this is actually a concoction of coconut cream, pineapple juice, rum, and chocolate sauce. The recipe even includes a tip for getting those chocolate waves on the inside of the glass! []

8 – Boozy ‘Birthday Cake’ Shots
Don’t these look like kiddie party treats? Well, they’re a blend of cake-flavored vodka (yes, there is such a thing!), a bit of actual cake mix, chocolate liqueur, and half-and-half. Whipped cream and sprinkles on top complete the birthday cake look! [Sweetapolita]


  1. You are most welcome, Becky! Such a fabulous recipe from you couldn’t be passed up for this post! Have a wonderful summer, too. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for including our Godiva drink in your awesome roundup!! I cannot wait to try some of these drinks…YUM!! Happy 4th of July 🙂

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