Drink Your Dessert: 8 Places to Get Your Dessert Cocktail Fix

July 4, 2020

We often find ourselves caught in a dilemma after a dinner out, may it be on a date or with friends—dessert or drinks? This toss-up usually exhausts us of all our options and leaves us often forlorn, as we secretly hope we could have both without revealing our true glutton selves. So why not have both? Here are some dessert cocktails that can satisfy that sweet tooth and your inner alcoholic.

1. Mumms Apple Pie from Red Rabbit

If you’re craving for a warm slice of apple pie, this cocktail from Red Rabbit, Salcedo, hits the spot. Made with 7-year Havana Rum, Apple Cider, and Lemon Juice, this smooth, crisp libation slowly warms you up in all the right places, giving you all the fuzzy, mushy feelings brought by its namesake.

Red Rabbit

Address: Unit 5, Paseo Parkview Tower, San Augustin cor Sedeño St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

2. Winter’s Kiss from Your Local

There are just some days when you need your bubble tea fix, and Your Local provides the perfect cocktail to satisfy your longing. Rum, wintermelon, and orange are shaken together to form a frothy adult rendition of the popular drink.

Your Local

Address: GF, Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

3. The Birthday Cake from The Bowery

Here’s a drink worthy of celebration. Taking cues from the festive dessert, The Bowery’s whipped up a drinkable (and very much drunkable) version using Frangelico, vodka, and lemon juice.

The Bowery

Address: Forbeswood Heights, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

4. Halo-Halo from Salon de Ning at The Peninsula

Ever-reliable Salon de Ning at The Peninsula offers an all-local libation made with lambanog, evaporated milk, ube, jackfruit, beans, and assorted jellies to mimic our local favorite that’s totally traydor.

Salon de Ning

Address: The Peninsula, Ayala cor. Makati Ave., Urdaneta, Makati City

5. Nutter Club from Bank Bar

Have a hankering for pistachio ice cream, but at the same time feel like having a good, strong drink, head over to Bank Bar and order this gin-based drink that’s crusted with pistachios and other lovely things.

Bank Bar

Address: GF RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Sts., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

6. Lasi Lassee from Niner Ichi Nana

Niner Ichi Nina also has a line-up of sweet cocktails that’ll curb any dessert craving. One that we particularly like is the Lasi Lassee, made with Bombay Sapphire, Elderflower liqueur, dry sake, rose syrup, coconut milk, Thai chili bitters, and lemon juice. It makes for an excellent choice if you’re on the lookout for something on the exotic side.

Niner Ichi Nana

Address: GF Globe Telecom Tower, 32nd St. cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

7. The Gaudi from VASK

This cocktail literally tastes like an alcoholic lemon meringue pie with hints of amaretto and Malibu. Tangy, sweet, and complete with that burnt meringue touch, this libation is nothing short of a citrusy cocktail that has all the works.


Address: 5F, Clipp Center, 11th Ave. cor 39th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

8. Irish Oreo from Sweet Ecstasy

If Oreos and Milk is your thing, then we suggest you hop by Sweet Ecstasy and get the lowdown on their Adult Milkshakes. The Irish Oreo makes for a Rated R version of the humble cookie and milk tandem, laced with just the right amount of alkie to keep you abuzz.

Sweet Ecstasy

Address: 10 Jupiter cor Asteroid St., Bel-Air, Makati City

What are your favorite dessert cocktails in Metro Manila? Have you gotten drunk over our suggestions above? Tell us with a comment below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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