Dessert Cocktail & Drink Recipes

Sometimes, a meal is best ended with buttered rum or a peanut butter hot chocolate! We have alcoholic, kid-friendly drinks, a huge selection of old-school mixology cocktail recipes, chai teas, lemonades, and homemade sodas that the whole family can enjoy.

Staff Picks

Coffee Frappe

Rating: 3.55 stars
Sweet iced coffee is blended with vanilla ice cream for a homemade version of a coffeehouse treat.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Whip up a crowd-friendly batch cocktail for summer with this recipe, which calls for just four ingredients—fresh limes, sugar, fresh strawberry, and white rum.

Malted Milk Shakes

Rating: 3.96 stars
Shake up your typical milk shake with a touch of malted milk -- it'll add an irresistible flavor that will make you feel transported to an old soda shop.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rating: 3.49 stars
Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

Frozen Peach Margaritas

Rating: 3.75 stars
Warm nights call for a refreshing drink, and these icy margaritas are perfect for the occasion.

Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk

Rating: 3.6 stars
This dairy-free take on a classic compromises nothing in taste and can be made with any soy, rice, or nut milk.

Honeydew Cocktail

A cocktail worthy of Fred Astaire -- honeydew, lime juice, mint, and vodka, whirred in a blender and poured over crushed ice.

Frozen Margaritas

Rating: 3.26 stars
Purists may disdain frozen margaritas, but purists don't have the upper hand in San Antonio. This version keeps it simple, with fresh lime juice, tequila, sugar, and lots of ice blended into a frosty mass and served in a salt-rimmed glass.

The Perfect Margarita

Rating: 3.5 stars
A good margarita depends on the qualityof its ingredients; always use the best tequilayou can find. You'll get excellent results usinga citrus reamer, a small, fluted cylindricalwooden tool, to extract every last drop of juicefrom the limes.

Pina Colada

Rating: 3.23 stars
This icy blender drink made with coconut, pineapple, and rum is a refreshing summertime classic. With the rum omitted, it's a perfect sweet treat for children.

Brown Cow Float

Rating: 3.58 stars
This fun and delicious drink recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Kids, Spring 2005.

Brandy Alexander

Rating: 3.8 stars
This great brandy alexander drink recipe is courtesy of Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, and it can be found in their recipe book, "In the Land of Cocktails."

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Cocktail Ideas for a Winter Wedding
These tipples combine timely flavors to warm up the festivities.

Pumpkin Shake

A can of filling often yields more than what's required for a pie. That extra puree, however, is just enough to blend into a a delicious milk shake.