Cheesecake Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Cheesecake Cocktail is a relatively new addition to the cocktail world, inspired by the creamy and sweet dessert that we all know and love. It's perfect for those who enjoy sweet, dessert-like cocktails and is a popular choice for after-dinner drinks or special occasions.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Growing
  • Loved by: Sweet tooth, Dessert lovers

How Cheesecake Cocktail Tastes?

The Cheesecake Cocktail is rich, creamy, and sweet. It has a strong vanilla flavor with a hint of tanginess from the lemon, and the graham cracker rim adds a delightful crunch and sweetness.

Interesting facts about Cheesecake Cocktail

  • The Cheesecake Cocktail is often served in a martini glass with a graham cracker rim.
  • It's a great cocktail to serve at dessert-themed parties.
  • Despite its name, the Cheesecake Cocktail doesn't contain any actual cheesecake.


A few good options for Cheesecake Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Vanilla Vodka

  • Vanilla Vodka (1.5 oz) provides a subtle, sweet flavor of vanilla, infusing the cocktail with a decadent dessert-like quality. If you skimp on it, the cocktail may lack depth. Too much could overpower the delicate balance.

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Cream Liqueur

  • Cream Liqueur (1 oz) contributes a silky texture and a hint of warmth. Less could make the drink too tart, more could make it overly rich.

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Lemon Juice

  • Lemon Juice (0.5 oz) brightens the cocktail, adding a fresh zestiness that cuts through the richness. Without it, the drink might taste flat.

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Graham Crackers

  • Graham Crackers (1 oz crushed) for rimming add a nostalgic twist and a crunchy texture contrast. No crackers? You'll lose out on that quintessential cheesecake crust experience.

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Whipped Cream

  • Whipped Cream (1 oz) on top adds visual appeal and a creamy finish. Neglect it, and you miss out on the full cheesecake effect.

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Recipe. How to make Cheesecake Cocktail Drink

  1. Crush the graham crackers and rim a martini glass with them.
  2. Shake the vanilla vodka, cream liqueur, and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • For a lighter version, you can use low-fat cream liqueur and light whipped cream.
  • For an extra touch, you can garnish with a lemon twist or a small slice of actual cheesecake.

Perfect Pairings


  • Chocolate Truffles - The sweetness will complement the creamy notes of the cocktail.
  • Fruit Tarts - The acidity from the tarts will balance the sweetness and richness of the drink.


  • Espresso - A shot of espresso alongside the cocktail can enhance the overall experience with its bold flavors.


  • Mild Cheeses - Choose a Brie or Camembert to go nicely with the vanilla and lemon hints of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Cheesecake Cocktail

  • Vanilla Vodka: Can be substituted with regular vodka and a dash of vanilla extract.
  • Cream Liqueur: Can be substituted with half-and-half and a bit of sugar.

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Berry Cheesecake Cocktail

  • Add 1 oz of mixed berry puree into the shaker. It will bring a fruity note and a lovely color to the drink, making it even more irresistible.

Chocolate Cheesecake Cocktail

  • Melt 1 oz of dark chocolate and blend it into the mixture before shaking. This creates a rich, chocolatey version for chocoholics.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Cocktail

  • Include 0.5 oz of pumpkin spice syrup when shaking. This twist screams autumn and gives a spiced depth that's perfect for cooler weather sipping.

In case you forgot basics how to make Cheesecake Cocktail

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Cheesecake Cocktail

What type of glass is best for serving the Cheesecake Cocktail?

The Cheesecake Cocktail is typically served in a martini glass. However, it can also be served in a cocktail glass.

Can I add any other garnishing to the Cheesecake Cocktail?

Certainly, besides the graham cracker rim and whipped cream, you can also add fresh fruits like strawberries, berries or a slice of lemon. Remember to keep the presentation simple and appetizing.

Is the alcohol content of the Cheesecake Cocktail high?

The Cheesecake Cocktail's alcohol content is about 14%, which is considered moderate. Always remember to drink responsibly.

Can this cocktail be made in large quantities in advance for a party?

Yes, you can make a large batch of the cocktail and keep it chilled. However, remember to add the whipped cream just before serving.

What other desserts pair well with the Cheesecake Cocktail?

The Cheesecake Cocktail pairs well with many desserts such as chocolate cake, fruit tart, and of course, cheesecake.

How do I prevent the graham crackers from falling off the rim of the glass?

Try applying a thin layer of honey or lemon juice to the rim of the glass before dipping it into the crushed graham crackers.

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