Virgin Mudslide

Are you looking for an interesting drink to make at home? Why not try a virgin mudslide? This is a delicious dessert drink that’s easy to make but tastes almost like the real thing, because it contains a non-alcoholic aperitif. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to impress your friends with this mocktail after dinner. 

mudslide mocktail with chocolate shaving garnish
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Virgin Mudslide

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The blend of ingredients in this Virgin Mudslide recipe taste like a non-alcoholic Irish cream. If you love dessert cocktails, but want an alcohol free version that tastes like the real thing, you will love this recipe.

Ingredients
 

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Mesh strainer
  • Microplane

Instructions

  • Rim a coupe glass with chocolate syrup by putting syrup on a plate and dipping the rim of the glass in it.
  • Put non-alcoholic whiskey, Sacré, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Double strain into your chocolate-rimmed coupe glass.
  • Using a microplane, create chocolate shavings from a chocolate bar on top of the cocktail for garnish.

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Ingredients for a Virgin Mudslide Recipe

When explaining a recipe in detail, I usually highlight the potential healthy benefits or impressive nutrition facts when skipping the alcohol. However, this is a dessert beverage, so it is what it is. If you have a sweet tooth, love a mudslide cocktail, but want to skip the alcohol, I’ve got you. 

I stumbled upon this recipe when testing Woodnose Sacré in several mocktails, and I’m sharing it because it tastes really similar to the real thing. It’s got that mudslide vibe: chocolatey creamy dessert beverage with a bite – just no alcohol. 

Non-Alcoholic Kahlua or Coffee Liqueur

Woodnose Sacre is a non-alcoholic aperitif or amaro substitute that’s delicious and unique.It’s great on ice and in mocktails because it adds a complex blend of bitter, sweet, coffee, and vinegar flavors. Check out the full review of Woodnose Sacré with some amazing brand recommended aperitif recipes tested.

Non-Alcoholic Whiskey

Spiritless Kentucky 74 is a non-alcoholic whiskey developed in Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon. Neat, Kentucky 74 is a little disappointing, as wet wood chips come to mind. However, in mocktails that require a whiskey or bourbon substitute, it actually performs well. Read the full review for Spiritless Kentucky 74 with more recipes tested. 

Heavy Cream

Heavy cream is used to make whipped cream, and is also called heavy whipping cream. It’s made of the part of fresh milk that’s high in fat. It also gives this virgin mudslide dessert drink its creamy quality. 

Chocolate Syrup

A virgin mudslide would not be complete without the chocolate syrup. It’s used in the beverage, as well as garnish on the rim of the glass. There are many types of chocolate syrup to choose from, but Hershey’s Simply 5 has a good consistency for this purpose and is made without high fructose corn syrup. 

Melted chocolate chips or a chocolate bar will also do the trick. It will just take longer.  Cocktail glasses with chocolate syrup rims are great for dessert presentation!

Non Alcoholic Irish Cream

Interestingly, the blend of ingredients in this virgin mudslide recipe impressively mimics the flavor of Baileys, but without the alcohol. Irish cream contains chocolate, whiskey, coffee liqueur, and cream – all similar to the flavors in this virgin mudslide. 

How to Make a Virgin Mudslide

putting chocolate syrup on the rim of a coupe glass

First, get out a plate. Put some chocolate syrup on the plate, then dip the rim of your cocktail glass into the chocolate syrup and set aside. 

Measure out and add Sacré, for the virgin mudslide into a cocktail shaker, then add ice. Put the top on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. 

Using a hawthorne strainer and a mesh strainer, double strain the mudslide into your cocktail glass. Shave a little chocolate from a chocolate bar on top for garnish, using a microplane. This will make the presentation complete.  

Note: If your sweet tooth has no bounds, go ahead and put a swirl of ready whip on top. Then add the chocolate shavings!

Blender vs Cocktail Shaker

Blenders are great for lots of things – even frozen cocktails. But this virgin mudslide recipe is not a frozen cocktail, so it’s best not to use a blender, as the consistency will be completely different.