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Dessert With NIO CocktailsUpdated a year ago

While aperitivo cocktails are designed to stimulate the appetite before a meal, other cocktails are to be enjoyed as a dessert. Rich, indulgent and delicious, dessert cocktails can range from chocolate to coffee flavoured and are the ultimate treat.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then you’ve no doubt tried a few luscious dessert cocktails, and here, we’ve rounded up 7 of our favourites to add to your repertoire to either serve at your next dinner party or treat yourself to after a long day.

Espresso Martini

A favourite amongst many - especially in the UK, the iconic Espresso Martini is a chilled, coffee-flavoured cocktail that’s typically made with vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso for a rich, robust and thoroughly flavourful cocktail. For those wanting something sweeter, there are also several different variants of the Espresso Martini, such as a Chocolate or Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, and some even choose to swap the vodka for rum for a more intense drink.

Brown Gold

Our signature, whiskey-based Brown Gold was created by our Head Mixologist, Patrick Pistolesi, who was inspired after spending an evening on a Mediterranean beach and wanted to capture the moment forever in a cocktail. Warm, rich and comforting, the Brown Gold combines bourbon, vanilla liqueur, coffee liqueur, citrus and liquid sugar for a smooth, sweet, yet intense cocktail that’s a delight for all the senses.


With a classic mix of gin and lime, the Gimlet is an ultra-refreshing cocktail that has really stood the test of time. Created by Surgeon Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette of the Royal Navy in the 1800s, he added lime to his sailors’ daily gin to keep scurvy at bay on long ocean voyages. Classed as one of the world’s most popular classic cocktails, you can’t go wrong with serving a Gimlet after dinner for a cool, tangy and aromatic drink with a delightfully sharp kick.

Enhance your cocktail box with NIO Cocktails Tumblers and an XL Ice Mould.

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