Dessert Cocktails is a collection of 40 recipes for occasions that call for sweet indulgence in liquid form, whether as a grown-up alternative to dessert or a cocktail hour treat.
From chocolate, caramel and coffee, to fresh, fruity flavours, to rich, creamy sippers, there is a dessert cocktail here to suit all tastes. While gin cocktails are a focus, the book also features other spirits including American and Scotch whiskies, vodka and rum.
The anthology includes classics such as the White Russian and Gin Alexander alongside original recipes including the Colorado Bulldog, Hot Apple Crumble, and a Rhubarb and Custard Old Fashioned. For the ultimate dessert treat, there are even ice cream drinks such as the White Cargo.
Both authors have fine pedigree in the spirits world. David T. Smith is a drinks writer, consultant, and judge for spirits competitions including the World Gin Awards and the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). He is Gin Magazine‘s contributing editor and, in 2021, became the seventh inductee in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Brooklyn, New York resident Keli Rivers has almost 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including at world-renowned San Francisco bar Whitechapel. She is currently Sipsmith’s US brand ambassador.
The duo teamed up last year to publish Negroni, a collection of 30 classic and original recipes for this world-famous Italian cocktail.
Dessert Cocktails will be published by Ryland Peters and Small on Tuesday, 9 August (RRP £8.99).