15 cocktail recipes that we'd give up dessert for

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Bye bye dessert trolley - hello cherry espresso martinis and apple strudel cocktails.

National Coffee Week Recipe: Cherry Espresso Martini
After stuffing your face on a big meal - you have to decide whether to squeeze in either a pudding or a cocktail before your jeans' button gives up the good fight.

We love dessert as much as the next sugar addict, but these cocktail recipes are enough to make us shun the crème brûlée in favour of a daiquiri.

Click on the recipes below to get the step-by-steps...

CHERRY ESPRESSO MARTINI RECIPE (above)

It's a dessert, coffee hit and cocktail all rolled into one glorious caffeine hit.

Malibu Snowcoco Apple Strudle


MALIBU APPLE STRUDEL COCKTAIL RECIPE

An apple strudel cocktail. Just give us a glass of custard to wash it down with.

Great Gatsby gin cocktail


GREAT GATSBY COCKTAIL RECIPE: THE GIN RICKEY RECIPE

Do you think they ate pudding at Gatsby's parties? Of course not - they downed another four of these gin rickey cocktails and danced like a crazy person.

Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri


FROZEN BERRY AND VANILLA DAIQUIRI RECIPE

Like a drunken sorbet you can eat with a straw.

Grand marnier ginger cocktail


GRAND MARNIER CHAMPAGNE GINGER COCKTAIL

Ginger and Champagne united together at last. We would drink this for breakfast (if you know, we wouldn't get fired on the spot).

Death by Chocolate Cocktail


DEATH BY CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL RECIPE

Oh my. Rum, chocolate and more chocolate. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

Salvatore Calabrese's spicy fifty cocktail

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SALVATORE CALABRESE'S SPICY FIFTY RECIPE

The perfect end to a heavy meal - this spicy cocktail will cleanse your palate. Just in time for the cheese course.

Watermelon mojito


WATERMELON MOJITO COCKTAIL RECIPE

A refreshing drink for an al fresco meal out on a terrace somewhere fabulous.

Baileys Tiramisu cocktail recipe - cocktails that are better than pudding - unhealthy cocktails - bailey's - food and drink - handbag.com

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BAILEY'S TIRAMISU COCKTAIL RECIPE

Is it a pudding, is it a cocktail - no one knows. No one cares.

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