1. Banoffee pie cocktail (1 of 7)
Everybody loves a good British pud but it's hard to appreciate such stodgy goodness at the end of a three course meal. Time for a re-design. With the help of Myles Cunliffe at bar school, Shaker, Hannah Williams has pimped the nation's classic puds to bring you the Best of British dessert cocktails. All the recipes can be rustled up in the most basic of kitchens, so do try these at home .
Banoffee pie cocktail
The mouth watering marriage of banana and toffee was first put together in the 1970s in that hotbed of dessert design - Sussex. It's hard to improve on perfection but we find vodka helps.
Myles uses Jersey top milk as a halfway house between the thickness of cream and the wateriness of milk. Try it for yourself in this banoffee pie cocktail recipe.
2. Cherry Bakewell cocktail (2 of 7)
Those Derbyshire bakers know a thing or two about cakes - but what about when it comes to cocktails? Well their classic blend of cherry and almond tastes just as lush swigged from a glass as scoffed in a pudding. Loosely based on the Ramos Gin Fizz, this cherry Bakewell cocktail recipe tastes delicious with or without a cherry on top.
3. Apple pie cocktail (3 of 7)
A hearty apple pie makes you think of wintry evenings in front of the fire. Not so with the apple pie cocktail – all the goodness of a delicious pud with none of the pastry stodge. This long, luscious cocktail will cool you down on a summer's day as well as cleanse your palate after a hearty winter roast.
4. Knickerbocker glory cocktail (4 of 7)
Why waste delicious desserts on the kids? Knickerbocker naughtiness might be the stuff of childhood dreams but a shot of cherry brandy will ensure a sound night's sleep for the more grown up palate. This knickbocker glory cocktail traditional raspberry sauce for a heady mix of cherry brandy and strawberry sauce. You never got that with a 99.
5. Lemon pie cocktail (5 of 7)
A classic English tart that looks as luscious served with a straw as it does on the cake stand. This Lemon pie cocktail recipe uses vanilla flavoured vodka, which can be made at home by splitting a vanilla pod, dropping it into a bottle of classic vodka and leaving it to infuse for a few days. Simple but effective.
6. Crème Anglais cocktail with shortbread (6 of 7)
Afternoon tea as never been so fun than with this creamy custard concoction. The Creme Anglais cocktail has its roots in an old fashioned 'Flip' cocktail recipe. Think eggnog for the new millennium. And a side order of homemade shortbread should ensure Granny has the time of her life.
7. Treacle tart cocktail (7 of 7)
Now we're getting serious. This treacle tart cocktail uses aged dark rum to teach us the real meaning of a winter warmer. Served without a straw this one is meant to be savoured - like any good tart should be.
Sweet tooth acting up after all that pud chat? Browse 4Food's delicious collection of desserts (don't forget item number).
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