The ultimate mudslide cocktail recipe: A perfect winter drink

The ultimate mudslide cocktail recipe: A perfect winter drink

Without having a decent summer, we’re already seeing the signs of another Autumn. I never liked cold weather, I’m a completely summer person so there are some ways for me to make this chilly weather more enjoyable. Yes, one of those ways is definitely a good, delicious drink, such as Mudslide Cocktail!

A mudslide cocktail has a very simple recipe that will tempt chocolate and coffee lovers. The base ingredient is vodka for this delicious drink, so if you’re a vodka fan, keep reading.

Mudslide Cocktail With or Without Cream?

When you search for a Mudslide recipe, you will see that some of them use double cream. This is completely a personal choice. The recipe you will see below does not contain cream but I will also give you the ratios for that version.

I used Kahlua for coffee liqueur and Baileys for Irish Cream liqueur in my cocktail. These two are the most common brands and accessible ones for me and I’m quite satisfied with their taste. As always, the recipe I give here should only be a guide for you. Don’t hesitate to change the ratios. Add more coffee liqueur if you like it more or some more Irish Cream if you like the creamy taste. There’s no perfect recipe that will meet everyone’s taste but it is up to you to create your perfect mudslide cocktail!

Mudslide Recipe with Cream

a glass of mudslide cocktail on a wooden table, with bottles of Smirnoff vodka, baileys irish cream and kahlua coffee liqueur.
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 part Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 part Double Cream

Put all ingredients in a shaker with lots of ice, and shake well until you feel that the outside of the shaker is cold enough. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Here I prefer a coupe glass because I find the looks of it more suitable =)

You’ll see the recipe for the classic mudslide cocktail at the bottom of the page.

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There are also some different ways to garnish your Mudslide. You can rim the glass with fine to middle-grated chocolate, melt the chocolate in a double boiler and coat the mouth of the glass with melted chocolate or grate the chocolate directly onto the drink, as I did with this one.

It has been a while since I have updated my blog so I hope that you’ll enjoy this recipe. I already plan to make more coffee and chocolate-based cocktails to keep myself entertained this autumn. If you try and like Mudslide, please comment below and share your thoughts. Don’t forget to keep your eyes on my blog and follow me on Instagram at @shakethecolours. Cheers!

A woman hand shredding chocolate on a Mudslide cocktail from a cocktail shaker to a coupe glass on a wooden table.

Mudslide Cocktail

This is the simplest version of a classic mudslide without cream.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 part Coffee liqueur Kahlua
  • 1,5 part Vodka
  • 1 part Irish cream liqueur Baileys
  • 1 piece Chocolate Milk or dark, whichever you like


  • Put all ingredient, except chocolate, into a shaker.
  • Add lots and lots of ice and shake well until the outside of the shaker is ice cold.
  • Pour your drink into a chilled glass. I prefer coupe because I love the look of that glass.
  • Shred some chocolate on top to garnish. Enjoy!
Keyword chocolate, coffee, irish cream, liqueur, vodka

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