Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail Recipe

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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 Oatmeal Cookie cocktail is a delicious dessert-inspired drink that has been enjoyed by many for its rich and comforting flavors. It is said to have been created by a bartender who wanted to recreate the taste of a warm, freshly baked oatmeal cookie in a glass. This cocktail is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and enjoy indulging in dessert-like beverages.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Gained popularity among dessert cocktail lovers
  • Ideal for: After dinner, dessert replacement, or cozy gatherings

How Oatmeal Cookie Tastes?

The Oatmeal Cookie cocktail is sweet, creamy, and rich in flavor. It has a smooth texture with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it a warm and comforting taste. The combination of liqueurs creates a balanced sweetness that is not overly cloying.

Interesting facts about Oatmeal Cookie

  • The Oatmeal Cookie cocktail is sometimes referred to as an 'adult milkshake' due to its creamy texture and dessert-like flavors.
  • This cocktail can be easily customized by adding different liqueurs or adjusting the ratios to suit personal taste preferences.
  • The Oatmeal Cookie cocktail is often served in a rocks glass, but can also be presented in a martini glass for a more elegant presentation.


Irish Cream Liqueur

With its smooth texture and sweet, milky flavor with a twist of Irish whiskey, Irish cream is the comforting base of our Oatmeal Cookie cocktail. If you pour too little, you'll lose that creamy mouthfeel; too much, and the drink becomes overly sweet and heavy. Without it, you lose the 'cookie' essence. Alternatives? Try a touch of vanilla cream liqueur for a similar profile.

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Butterscotch Schnapps

Butterscotch schnapps adds a rich, buttery depth that whispers 'bakery-fresh cookies.' Skimp on it, and the drink might lack in character; too much, and the butterscotch overpowers the more subtle flavors. If you're out, a caramel liqueur could add a similar sweet profile.

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The secret spice! Jägermeister brings a complex herbal contrast to the sweet players. Omitting it would leave you with a one-dimensional sweetness, but overdo it and the cocktail tastes more like a herbal tonic. No Jägermeister? A dash of amaretto could provide a different, nutty kind of depth.

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Cinnamon Schnapps

This adds the warm, baking-spice zing, reminiscent of cookies straight from the oven. The cocktail loses its spicy kick without it. Too much could drown out the other flavors though. Alternatively, add ground cinnamon or a cinnamon-flavored syrup for a similar kick.

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This dairy rounds out the texture, giving the cocktail a satisfying richness. Too little, and the drink lacks body; too much can make it too milky, muting the flavors. If you can't do dairy, consider a rich oat milk to maintain that luscious texture while staying on theme.

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Recipe. How to make Oatmeal Cookie Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Irish cream liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, Jägermeister, cinnamon schnapps, and half-and-half to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Optionally, garnish with a cinnamon stick or a dusting of ground cinnamon.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Use fresh ice for the best taste.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of flavor.

Perfect Pairings

Coffee & Desserts

Perfect for a sweet end to a meal or a cozy nightcap, the Oatmeal Cookie cocktail pairs wonderfully with:

  • Coffee: The robust flavors of coffee complement the sweet, creamy components of the cocktail, making for an indulgent experience.
  • Desserts: Opt for desserts that are not overly sweet, such as classic oatmeal cookies, ginger snaps, or a vanilla almond biscotti. The spices in the cocktail will harmonize well with these flavors.
  • Cheese Plate: A selection of mild cheeses, like brie or camembert, can provide a creamy balance, contrasting pleasantly with the sweet and spicy notes of the drink.

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What you could change in Oatmeal Cookie

  • Irish cream liqueur can be replaced with a non-alcoholic creamer for a less potent cocktail.
  • Butterscotch schnapps can be substituted with caramel syrup for a different flavor profile.
  • Jägermeister can be replaced with another herbal liqueur if preferred.

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Espresso Oatmeal Cookie

Ingredients: Same as the original, but add 0.5 oz of espresso.

Recipe: Follow the original steps adding the espresso to the shaker with the other ingredients.

The rich coffee flavors take the drink to a new dimension, making it even more fitting as an after-dinner treat. The espresso adds a bitter counterbalance to the sweet notes of the cocktail.

Vegan Spiced Oat Cookie

Ingredients: Substitute half-and-half with coconut cream, and use a vegan-friendly Irish cream.

Recipe: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve.

This vegan twist keeps the creamy texture but introduces a tropical coconut note and ensures it's plant-based. A sprinkle of nutmeg on top would enhance the spice bouquet.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

Ingredients: Add 0.5 oz Crème de Cacao and a pinch of sea salt.

Recipe: Mix all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

The chocolate liqueur adds a cocoa twist reminiscent of chocolate chip cookies, while the sea salt balances the sweetness, creating a sophisticated flavor profile.

In case you forgot basics how to make Oatmeal Cookie

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.

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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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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Oatmeal Cookie

What is the best time to enjoy an Oatmeal Cookie cocktail?

There is no 'best' time per se as it depends on personal preferences. However, due to its dessert-like flavor, it can be enjoyed after dinner or during gatherings with friends and family.

Can I make this cocktail without a cocktail shaker?

Yes, you can stir the ingredients together in a glass but shaking with a cocktail shaker allows the ingredients to blend better and imparts a smooth texture to the cocktail.

How long does it take to make an Oatmeal Cookie cocktail?

It usually takes less than 5 minutes to prepare this cocktail, provided you have all the ingredients ready.

What are the key flavors of the Oatmeal Cookie cocktail?

Key flavors for this cocktail are creamy, sweet, with notes of cinnamon and butterscotch.

Could I use a different type of glass for the Oatmeal Cookie cocktail?

Yes, while traditionally it's served in a rocks glass, you can serve it in a martini glass or any glass of your preference.

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