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Mudslide
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Rating

4.7 / 5
The Mudslide cocktail is a decadently creamy and rich dessert beverage, perfect for those with a sweet tooth and a love for coffee-flavored drinks. It combines the smoothness of Bailey's ... more The Mudslide cocktail is a decadently creamy and rich dessert beverage, perfect for those with a sweet tooth and a love for coffee-flavored drinks. It combines the smoothness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the deep, roasted notes of coffee liqueur, all brought together by the luxurious texture of vanilla ice cream. A splash of vodka gives it a little kick without overpowering the dessert-like qualities of the other ingredients. Served in a hurricane glass, the Mudslide presents an indulgent treat, often garnished with chocolate flakes to enhance its indulgence. It’s a popular choice for a summertime sipper or as an after-dinner delight that doubles as a satisfying dessert.
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Bailey's
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7.45% | 3.46 units *
Details
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Classic

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Mudslide cocktail is a mesmerizing blend of creamy, coffee-infused delight, with Bailey's Irish Cream, coffee liqueur, and vanilla ice cream creating a dessert in a glass that's luxuriously smooth and rich. The addition of vodka lifts the profile with a slight edge, allowing the boozy treat to maintain a playful balance without overwhelming the sweet and creamy foundation of this indulgent concoction.

Method
How to make a Mudslide

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients and ice to a blender and blend until smooth
Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with a crumbled Cadbury’s flake before serving

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Mudslide cocktail?

The Mudslide is a decadent cocktail that originated in the Cayman Islands during the 1970s. It was first concocted at a bar called the Wreck Bar in the Grand Cayman Island hotel, starting as a more indulgent twist on the White Russian, incorporating rich ingredients like Bailey's Irish Cream and vanilla ice cream.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Mudslide cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, it's possible to create a non-alcoholic version of the Mudslide cocktail. You can substitute the Bailey's, coffee liqueur, and vodka with their non-alcoholic counterparts or use a combination of milk, chocolate syrup, and a splash of coffee for the coffee liqueur. Vanilla ice cream remains a key ingredient, so the essence of the cocktail is preserved.

FAQ

What are some common variations of the Mudslide cocktail?

Common variations of the Mudslide include the Frozen Mudslide, which blends the ingredients with ice to create a slushy consistency. Another variation is the Mudslide on the rocks, where the cocktail is served over ice instead of blended. Additionally, flavors can be adjusted by adding ingredients like chocolate syrup, whipped cream, or espresso shots to cater to individual tastes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Mudslide compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.45%, the Mudslide falls into the moderate range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. This is slightly lower than more spirit-forward cocktails such as the Martini or Manhattan but higher than light, fruity cocktails like the Mimosa. Its creamy, dessert-like quality can mask the taste of alcohol, making it deceptively strong.

FAQ

Is the Mudslide considered a dessert cocktail?

Yes, the Mudslide is often categorized as a dessert cocktail due to its sweet, indulgent flavor profile and the inclusion of dessert elements such as vanilla ice cream. It's a popular choice for those looking to enjoy a dessert and a cocktail simultaneously, perfect for finishing a meal or as a treat on a relaxing evening.

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