Even as adults, we like the occasional sweets. Cakes and pastries go well with our coffees. Desserts are something to look forward to after a heavy meal.
But it doesn’t stop there. Alcoholic beverages also come in sweet blends. There are plenty of sweet cocktails for us to enjoy. Many of them are easy to prepare that you can make one at home.
Here are some sweet alcoholic drinks you can try at home. Just remember that drinking too much is bad for our health, so drink moderately.
Pina Colada Punch
Here is a drink that includes one of everyone’s favorite sweet dessert. Blend together half a gallon of vanilla ice cream, 20 ounces of crushed pineapple, 8 ounces of sweetened coconut cream, and 2 cups of light rum. Slowly add the 2 liters of lemon-lime soda into the blend. Keep the mix in the freezer for about 4 hours and serve.
This drink will provide a sweet and tropical taste. You can cut down on the rum to minimize your alcohol intake. Even without rum, you’ll surely enjoy this drink.
This nice and fruity cocktail is another concoction you can try at home. Just mix ⅓ cup each of frozen concentrated lemonade and orange juice, ¼ cup of lemon juice, ½ cup each of brandy and triple sec, ¼ cup of white sugar, and 750 milliliters of dry red wine. Throw in slices of lemon, lime, orange, and maraschino cherries.
Leave the mix in the fridge overnight. For a fizzy sangria, add carbonated water into the mix before serving.
Here’s a simple recipe. Add 4 ounces of dark rum, 2 ounces of passion fruit syrup and 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Add some ice and shake. Strain the mix into your glass and serve with crushed ice. Garnish with some mint leaves and enjoy.
You might recognize the name from a certain magical book and film series. Take a shaker and some ice and mix in .5 ounces each of Stoli vanilla vodka, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, and apple juice. Add .25 ounces each of Peroni lager and Monin caramel syrup, and ½ egg white. Shake the ingredients together and strain them into a mug. Top the mix with Werther’s Original candy and feel like you’re drinking with your wizard buddies.
Why not have a ball with a melon ball? Add 2 ounces of Midori and an ounce of vodka into a glass. Top it off with freshly squeezed orange juice. Stir and garnish with skewered melon balls.
Take any of these recipes as a dessert, or pair them with some sweet pastry. They will surely satisfy your sweet cravings with the buzz of alcohol. Or if indulging in sweet drinks is what you like, you can try the virgin alternatives of these cocktails. Having them alcohol-free will let you relish in the taste without the guilt.
Try out these recipes with friends and families! But remember, drink moderately! You can easily lose track of how much you drink because of their sweetness.