FESTIVE & BOOZY DESSERT COCKTAILS

I'm always looking for fun cocktails to make for friends and family during the holidays. I typically don't like sugary drinks but there's something about this time of year that makes me want to drink my dessert, haha! Anyone else with me on that?! Well if you are, this post will be right up your alley. I've rounded up four sweet cocktails - the first one I made last year for an event and three others are on my list to make over the next couple weeks. Cheers!

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

CINNAMON COFFEE MARTINI
Equal Parts coffee, milk (I use coconut milk) and vanilla bean infused vodka. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake! Then pour into martini glasses - I used mini ones found at a party store above and hung a little gingerbread cookie off the rim. 

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK MARTINI
Recipe by Waiting on Martha
You had me at peppermint bark! To be honest I don't drink martinis unless it's the holidays but something about them make you feel festive! The peppermint bark from Williams-Sonoma is one of my favorite things this time of year and I know it would be amazing on the rim of this cocktail. 

RASPBERRY CHAMPAGNE
Recipe by The Effortless Chic on Style Me Pretty
I've never heard of muddling raspberries with rock candy but it's a GENIUS idea! I typically don't like super sweet cocktails so I'd probably swamp out the Sophia for an extra dry brut to balance out the rock candy. But this would be the perfect signature drink for NYE!

CAMPFIRE COCKTAIL
Recipe by Lark & Linen
This is most definitely Christmas in cocktail form. The toasted marshmallow on top screams festive! I'm definitely making this when I'm in Park City over the holidays.