On chilly nights, warm up before turning in by drinking a Naughty Nightcap. This cheeky cocktail — which uses Adult Chocolate Milk as its base, along with amaretto, coffee liqueur, and grenadine — is guaranteed to take the term "cookies and milk" to the next level. Watch the video, then print out the recipe for sweet dreams all night long. On Brandi: Edward Avedis
Some after-dinner drinks double as desserts. Others, like Italy's amaros and other digestivos, help settle your stomach. The classic Stinger cocktail offers a little of both.
A simple, elegant marriage of white crème de menthe and brandy, the Stinger delivers an invigorating one-two hit of digestion-aiding mint and a sweet finish. This cocktail isn't for everyone; if the mint sounds off-putting to you, it might taste that way, too.
But to many of us, the first sip of a Stinger tastes surprisingly oh-so-right, a strange yet captivating combo that gracefully concludes a heavy meal. Get the classic cocktail recipe.
A milky mix of brandy, cream, and creme de cacao, the brandy alexander is often referenced but rarely ordered. Rumored to be a favorite drink of John Lennon's, this classic cocktail has had a song written about it (Feist's "Brandy Alexander"), and in an episode of Mad Men, Peggy orders one to get her through an unsuccessful date.
After hearing so much about brandy alexanders, I finally made one for myself — and quickly drained the glass. Though on the sweeter side, this drink isn't as dessert-like as you might think; with smooth yet potent brandy, it pleases much like a white russian.
When the weather is cool, there's nothing more soothing than a steamy and delicious treat. If you're looking to take that Winter chill out of your cold bones with a yummy nightcap, here are five options that are all perfectly fit for the chilly weather and ready to help heat you up.
The holidays are over, but on these short days and cold nights, the need for warm, boozy comfort remains high. Elevate your coffee routine and your after-dinner ritual in one very potent punch, with a classic cup of keoke coffee.
This dessert stand-in combines piping hot coffee with Kahlua, brandy, and crème de cacao, topped off with whipped cream. If that sounds extremely alcoholic, that's because it is.
It's also full-bodied and sweetly complex, so take your time with this one. It's the perfect ending to a dinner party where everyone wants to linger. Get the recipe for keoke coffee.
If you're planning to indulge in a big meal this weekend — or at least on Thanksgiving — an after-dinner cocktail makes a nice alternative or addition to dessert. Though the vodka-infused cream liqueur Adult Chocolate Milk is plenty tasty on its own, it's also pretty potent, so I was curious how it would taste mixed with other sweet booze.
Cheekily titled the Naughty Nightcap, this cocktail is cute served in a classic juice glass with a straw. But if you want to be more sophisticated, I'd suggest serving it up. Despite the triple-dose of sweet liqueurs, this is a surprisingly well-balanced drink. Get the recipe.