Caramel satisfies a sweet tooth like no other—especially in cocktails. It has the right mix of sweetness and warm toasty flavors while also adding rich texture. Best of all, it’s versatile. It emphasizes the natural flavors of bourbon, and compliments the sweetness in rum. And we probably don’t have to tell you that it’s great on ice cream. Throwing some caramel into a cocktail can take your drink from tasty to decadent. Here are five cocktails to try for yourself.
5 Caramel Cocktails That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
The Samoa is the best Girl Scout cookie out there, hands down, no debate needed. But it’s good for more than just satisfying extreme cookie cravings. Drawn from the flavors of a Samoa cookie, this Rumtini is made with coconut cream, rum, honey liqueur and chocolate bitters. A drizzle of caramel sauce and a cookie garnish make the Samoa Rumtini the only dessert you’ll ever need.
Brandy, ice cream and rich caramel flavors belong together, and the Salted Caramel Horchata proves that. Horchata ice cream and cajeta, which is dulce de leche made from goat’s milk, make this spin on Milk Punch irresistible. To be fair, it’s not technically caramel in the drink, but it’s so filled with caramel flavors that it deserves a place on this list.
Horchata Ice Cream
Hot Pants! will transport you to a fine fall day in the Northeast. Warmed apple cider serves as the base (fresh is best, as always), while smoky maple bourbon gives the drink some alcoholic heat as well. Top it all off with caramel sauce and fresh nutmeg, and prepare for a taste of the Northeast’s most delightful season.
Smoked Maple Bourbon
Think of this bananas foster-inspired drink as less of a shooter and more of a small, captivating caramel cocktail. It’s made with caramel Rumchata, gold rum and banana liqueur. Do you really need anything else?
If you like pecan pie, you’re going to love the Salted Rum Praline cocktail. If you don’t like pecan pie, you might want to get your tastebuds checked, but you’re still going to love the Salted Rum Praline. Caramel sauce, sea salt, butter pecan ice cream, milk and dark rum all come together in harmony for a drink that serves as a perfect replacement for after-dinner pies.
butter pecan ice cream