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17 Best Creamy Cocktails to Upgrade Happy Hour

Forget mundane margaritas; these creamy cocktails will become your new go-to drinks! 

If you’re on the hunt for something smooth, rich, and delicious, you’ve come to the right place. One sip of these luscious libations will transport your tastebuds to paradise. 

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These rich drinks come in endless flavors, from tropical coconut blends to chocolate martinis. They’re perfect if you want something sweet and strong at the same time. 

And you don’t need to be a mixology wizard to whip them up. 

So embrace your inner bartender, grab your blender, and enjoy some creamy cocktails. Cheers!

1. The Bee’s Kiss

The bee’s kiss combines the rich flavors of aged rum, honey, and cream. 

This can be tricky because honey doesn’t mix well with other liquids. 

To fix that, this version uses simple honey syrup. It blends easily and guarantees your cocktail is just the right mix of sweet and strong. 

Ingredients: aged rum, honey simple syrup, heavy cream

2. Frozen Mudslide

A frozen mudslide is a dessert and cocktail all rolled into one. 

It’s like a mocha milkshake but with a kick, thanks to vodka, Irish cream, and coffee liqueur.

Add vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup for an indulgent cocktail.

It’s tough not to gulp it down, but remember, it’s loaded with booze. It’s perfect for unwinding after a long week.

Ingredients: ice cubes, vanilla ice cream, vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, chocolate syrup,

Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles

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3. White Russian

With vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, the White Russian is like a latte with a grown-up twist.

Originating as a creamy upgrade to the Black Russian in the 1950s, this drink became a household name thanks to the movie “The Big Lebowski.” 

Simple to make but complex in taste, it delivers a creamy richness that just hits right. 

And despite the name, it’s not from Russia. It only got tagged ‘Russian’ because vodka’s in it. 

Ingredients: vodka, Kahlua, heavy cream, ice

4. Grasshopper Cocktail

The grasshopper is like an adult mint chocolate chip shake. 

It mixes mint and chocolate liqueurs, sweetened with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Originating back to 1918 in New Orleans, this cocktail’s been satisfying sweet tooths for decades. 

This recipe includes a shaved chocolate rim, so every sip feels like a special occasion. 

Ingredients: vanilla ice cream, Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cocoa, whipped cream or vanilla vodka, crushed ice; 

Garnish: whipped cream, mint sprigs, and shaved chocolate  for garnish

5. Creamy Espresso Martini with Baileys

This espresso martini is like your coffee break and happy hour rolled into one. 

It blends espresso, vodka, and Baileys, making it extra creamy and full of coffee kick. 

Forget about complicated recipes; this one’s a cinch. Three ingredients, and you’re set! 

It’s perfect for beginners or coffee enthusiasts looking for a little evening buzz.

Ingredients: ice, vodka, Bailey’s, espresso, coffee beans ( for garnish)

6. Orange Creamsicle Martini

The orange creamsicle martini is like nostalgia in a glass. 

It takes the Orange Julius you loved as a kid and adds a fun twist with whipped cream-flavored vodka. 

Yeah, you heard that right. You get the creamy, dreamy orange flavor with a little something extra. 

Cheers to making old favorites new again!

Ingredients: ice cubes, orange juice, half and half, whipped cream flavored vodka

Garnish: whipped cream, orange slice

7. Ultimate Chocolate Martini

This chocolate martini is where dessert meets happy hour!

Sweet, creamy, and brimming with chocolatey goodness, it’s dangerously easy to sip. 

You’ll reach for this cocktail on special occasions.

Since you’re an adult, you get to have their dessert and drink it too.

Ingredients: chocolate liquor, Creme de Cacao, vodka, half and half, chocolate syrup

8. Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is like a liquid dessert that warms you up from the inside. 

It blends brandy with crème de cacao and cream, all topped with a dash of nutmeg. The result is a cozy and indulgent drink. 

The nutmeg garnish adds a holiday flair, making it a favorite for festive gatherings. 

Ingredients: brandy or Cognac, crème de cacao, cream, nutmeg for garnish

9. Jack Knife Cocktail

The Jack Knife is your go-to for winding down or capping off a good meal. 

A blend of Jack Daniel’s and Baileys, it’s simple but sophisticated.

Jack brings an oaky depth and a touch of sweetness. Baileys delivers creaminess with a hint of cocoa and vanilla. 

Together, they mellow each other out in the best way possible. It’s not a midday drink, though, unless you’re planning a lazy afternoon. 

Ingredients: Jack Daniels, Baileys 

10. Strawberry Shortcake Martini

This strawberry shortcake martini is dessert in a glass, no fork required. 

Strawberries & Cream Baileys joins forces with vodka and strawberry syrup to nail that iconic cake flavor. 

Forget the baking. Shake up this martini and get strawberry shortcake bliss in every sip. It’s sweet, simple, and all sorts of delicious.

Ingredients: Baileys Strawberries & Cream, vodka, strawberry simple syrup, strawberry (for garnish)

11. Velvet Hammer

The velvet hammer combines the deep richness of cognac with the chocolatey goodness of creme de cacao and Tia Maria. 

Throw in some Cointreau for a zesty orange kick for a sophisticated drink.

It’s like the best mocha latte you’ve ever had, but better because, well, it’s a cocktail. 

Ingredients: cognac, dark creme de cacao, Tia Maria, Cointreau, heavy cream

12. Don Pedro Drink

This South African classic is like the ultimate grown-up milkshake. 

It’s a decadent blend of vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, and Amarula liqueur. 

Amarula is the secret star here. This creamy, fruity liqueur takes this drink to a new level.

Ingredients: soft vanilla ice cream, double heavy cream, Amarula, grated chocolate for garnish

13. Rum Sour

The rum sour is an old-school favorite that’s stood the test of time. I mean, this bad boy has roots going back to the 1700s! 

It’s tart, sweet, and oh-so-smooth, thanks to a frothy top layer from shaken egg white. 

For the next dinner party, this rum sour has to make an appearance.

Ingredients: dark rum, large pasteurized egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup, dried lemon wheels for garnish

14. Salted Caramel Mudslide

This salted caramel mudslide is the sweeter cousin of the classic mudslide. It has Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and vodka, but with a twist: salted caramel! 

Trust me, it’s an upgrade. 

It’s perfect for impressing guests or just treating yourself.

Ingredients: Bailey’s, Kahlua, vodka, caramel sauce, sugar, flake sea salt

15. Coconut Cream Martini

This coconut cream martini is your next happy hour superstar. 

The secret ingredient here is good-quality rum. This recipe recommends Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum for its smoothness and coconut punch. 

Mix that with some half-and-half and a splash of vanilla, and it’s a liquid paradise. 

Ingredients: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, half and half, vanilla, honey and coconut flakes for garnish (optional)

16. Pink Squirrel

If you’re feeling retro, give the pink squirrel a go. This throwback cocktail got big in the ’50s and is still a hit today. 

For the signature pink hue, this drink is loaded with vanilla ice cream, clear Crème de Cacao, and Crème de Noyaux.

Give it a try, and you’ll see why it’s stuck around.

Ingredients: Crème de Cacao, Crème de Noyaux, vanilla ice cream

Garnish: whipped cream, maraschino cherries.

17. Blueberry Coconut Margarita

A blend of coconut milk, blueberry simple syrup, and tequila, this zingy cocktail boasts major tropical vibes!

Pour it over ice in a glass rimmed with salt or sugar. Don’t forget a blueberry on top for that finishing touch. 

Dreaming of sandy beaches? This drink brings the getaway to you.

Ingredients: tequila, coconut milk, blueberry simple syrup, ice, and sea salt or coarse sugar

17 Best Creamy Cocktails to Upgrade Happy Hour

Indulge in these creamy cocktails for a happy hour to remember! From the White Russian to an espresso martini to the rum sour, you’ll love these tasty tipples.


  • The Bee’s Kiss

  • Frozen Mudslide

  • White Russian

  • Grasshopper Cocktail

  • Creamy Espresso Martini with Baileys

  • Orange Creamsicle Martini

  • Ultimate Chocolate Martini

  • Brandy Alexander

  • Jack Knife Cocktail

  • Strawberry Shortcake Martini

  • Velvet Hammer

  • Don Pedro Drink

  • Rum Sour

  • Salted Caramel Mudslide

  • Coconut Cream Martini

  • Pink Squirrel

  • Blueberry Coconut Margarita


  • Select your favorite cocktail.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Whip up a creamy cocktail for happy hour!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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