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Made from coffee liqueur, vodka and Irish cream, the mudslide cocktail is the ultimate boozy dessert drink.

Mudslides in short glasses.

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Legend has it that the famous mudslide cocktail was created at the Wreck Bar, a popular bar and restaurant located in the picturesque Cayman Islands. The recipe for this delicious cocktail is super simple: one part coffee liqueur, one part vodka, and one part Irish cream. It is typically served over ice and enjoyed as a dessert drink due to its sweet and creamy flavor. Although it goes down easy, this cocktail packs a punch. It’s worth noting that there is no virgin mudslide—take away the booze and all that remains is ice!

Mudslide pouring into a glass with ice.

Photo by Our Salty Kitchen

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Made from coffee liqueur, vodka and Irish cream, the mudslide cocktail is the ultimate boozy dessert drink.

Servings: 1 drink
Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys


  1. Shake coffee liqueur, vodka and Irish cream liqueur in a shaker with lots of ice. Pour into a rocks glass with ice.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (1 servings)
  • Calories: 384
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Sugar: 33 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Can’t believe this drink doesn’t have more comments. We usually have this around Christmas but, having some now instead of ice cream!

    • — Kerrie on May 28, 2023
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  • This is what we call “the adult milkshake”. We’ve been making this for the last 30 years – my wonderful husband always does one for me every time I have hot, relaxing bath! It’s a fabulous drink!

    • — Leslie on March 14, 2023
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  • As soon as I read the ingredients, I knew I had to make it and it is Delicious!!!! Cheers!

    • — MaryAnn on January 27, 2023
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  • I haven’t had one of these in years – it was SO GOOD! I guess I’ll have to make them more often.

  • This is a good one. I’ve always enjoyed a mudslide when out, but I never knew how to replicate one at home. They often do a chocolate sauce swirl in the glass before filling it. I will try it that way. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • I have not made this, but I love your cookbook and especially the emails. I have been to the Caymans and I would love the recipe for their Cayman lemonade. I have searched (the Internet), but have never located anything close. Thank you for all that you do!

    • Hi Laura, Thanks for purchasing the cookbook and hope you have lots of new favorites in it! I’ve never heard of Cayman Lemonade. I’ll have to add it to my list of recipes to potentially develop. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • “There is no virgin mudslide; take away the booze and the only thing you’re left with is ice.” From a person that doesn’t drink, I found this statement HILARIOUS. Well said Jenn!

  • A perfect combination in just the right proportions. Not too strong as is often the case with these types of drinks and was the perfect after dinner drink for your chicken fajita recipe.

  • I love mudslides. My very kind husband used to make them for me when I would go out to our hot tub when we lived in San Francisco- now that we live in England, it’s when I go up for a hot bath. I’ve told so many people here the recipe but i think they think I’m making it up. I am so thrilled you’ve posted this in your blog, I can now share and they will know it’s legit! Thanks!!!

  • Oh YES!! After a long day this so refreshingly delicious… cheers

    • — Nancy Burroughs
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  • I’ve always called this an adult milkshake – it’s brilliant – especially in an hot tub with the snow falling around you 😘

  • I’m making this for a St. Patty’s Day party – and I don’t need to try it out beforehand because I know (like all your recipes) it will be perfect! Thanks for being so good at what you do! Please tell me you’ll have a book signing near Grand Rapids?!

    • Hi Kendra, so glad you feel confident enough with the recipes to use them for entertaining! I will be having some book signings, but I don’t know where yet. 🙂 When I have more information, I will be sure to let readers know – thanks for your support!

  • This is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. Happy Friday!

  • Thanks for the idea! The ratios are perfect. In fact, all of the recipes that I’ve tried on this site are excellent and it’s why when I want to try something new, I rely on your recipes. Given that, I can’t wait until the cookbook is released. Congratulations!

  • These are delicious and incredibly easy to make. FYI – you can buy mudslides already made in a bottle but this is really so much better so save your $ and go for this way to mix your own.

    • Hi Emily. I didn’t know there were mudslides in a bottle. I’m not a drinker, but I’ve tried them (just a sip). I’ll probably try them again sometime. But who makes them and where can you get them in bottles? Thanks.

  • Many many congratulations on your cook book! I cannot wait to read it in time! My little sis, who is now the mother of five and a phenomenal chef, told me about your blog around two years ago. My studies brought me to Paris over 25 years ago and I never left as I met my husband (and the rest is history). Your recipes have been enjoyed with SO much praise from him and our two children, in addition to many French schools, at gatherings, etc. EVERYONE here sings your praises and your recipes!! Thank you SO much for your tremendous gift and for bringing your recipes each and every day to Paris. Un GRAND MERCI!! I will also be eternally grateful to my wonderful sister for sharing news of you and your cooking! We will be first in line to get a copy of your book! Félicitations!!!

    • Thanks so much for the kind words — I’m thrilled to hear that you have shared some of my recipes with your French friends and neighbors. (After all, that’s where I was “bitten by the cooking bug.”) I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. 🙂

  • Absolutly Delicious! We had no idea how easy these were to make! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Those are so tasty! Thank you! – and congrats to finishing your cookbook. You will have a lot of new fans out there!
    I have shared your website with many friends who are very excited about your recipes.

  • This drink sounds wonderful, and I intend on trying it soon! Jenn, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been thankful to have found your site! I know you’ve heard this from followers before, but it bears repeating – EVERY recipe of yours that I’ve tried has been wonderful and a definite “keeper!” My husband still raves whenever I make the chocolate banana bread! And don’t even get me started about your slow-baked BBQ short-ribs! Looking forward to your cookbook! Congratulations!

    • Thanks Sandy (and everyone else who has commented) for submitting such nice, supportive notes about the site and my upcoming cookbook– I so appreciate you taking the time to write!

  • I really can’t wait to get your cookbook. I have tried up to 20+ recipes on your website and you never fail to deliver great instructions and wonderful recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time and having the passion to have a cookbook issued. The drink recipe looks marvelous and it is next on my list to try. All the best, Joni

  • Congratulations! I am SO looking forward to your cookbook – every recipe I’ve tried from your site is amazing. And a mudslide is one of my favorite cocktails! It’s 5:30 on a Friday in California, now you’ve got me thinking…

    • Thank you, Julia! 🙂

  • This looks like the perfect Friday night drink. Can’t wait for your book..let your readers know when you go on the road to promote it-would love a signed copy and to see you at my local bookstore:)

    • Will do, Jill…I hope to meet you too one day! 🙂

  • All the recipes I’ve tried from your site are a success! I’m from far away New Zealand but still can’t wait for your book to arrive. 🙂 This drink sounds yum! Congratulations!

    • Thank you, Sheila!

  • Can hardly wait for your “baby” to be born. We will all want autographed copies. looking forward to making this drink at the first opportunity.

    • — Carol Winkelman
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    • So sweet, Carol. Absolutely!

  • Cannot wait for your cookbook…possible to get one autographed?????? just 2 miles separate us…lol! Thank for the Mudslide recipe-yum!

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    • Of course, Christine…come on over!

  • A favorite liquid dessert!
    Congratulations on seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel!” I am now very selective regarding cookbooks I add to my collection! But I can assure you – you’re will be on the shelf in full view!

  • Congratulations Jen!! I can hardly wait for your cookbook to be released!! CHEERS!

  • Best wishes on your cookbook. I have 3 teen boys that love to eat. Would love your tip(s) on how you stay fit with all your tempting recipes? My sons need calorie rich food, but I don’t.

    The Mudslides are great frozen treat too!

  • Is there anything that can substitute for the Kahlula? Love Bailey’s, but not a coffee fan.

    Enjoy your vacation!



    • Hi June, I think you could definitely use rum. And thank you!

    • Thanks for asking that – I’m the same! I have all three of those ingredients, lol – rum, vodka and Bailey’s. I’ll give it a try.

      • I was actually wondering about Sambucca replacing the Kahlua – Sambucca and Bailey’s is wonderful together!

        • Hi Sandra, Sambucca has a very different flavor than Kahlua so it wouldn’t naturally occur to me to use it here. But if you like the combination of Sambucca and Bailey’s, it’s worth a try. Please LMK what you think if you try it!

  • Congratulations Jen! I for one can hardly wait for it to hit the shelves. I love every recipe that I’ve tried from your site. This drink sounds delicious.

    • Thank you, Sandi!

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