Cocktail Time – Are You Ready for a Mudslide?

If you’ve spent much time at block Island, there’s a good chance you’ve been tempted to enjoy a Mudslide. So, I thought it was worth it to do some research.  From what I can find, there are two main variations on the recipe.  Basically, both recipes include vodka, coffee liqueur, and irish cream liqueur. The thing that varies is the source of creaminess.  Some recipes use ice and cream or milk.  Other recipes use vanilla ice cream.  Some recipes even include a banana being blended in.  Either way, it sounds like a pretty good taste test to me.

Here are the recipes that I think are the most promising:


First, drizzle a glass with chocolate syrup.  Then, blend the following ingredients in a blender and our in your chocolatey glass to enjoy.

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 6 oz. vanilla ice cream


  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 2 jiggers (1.5 oz.) Vodka
  • 2 jiggers (1.5 oz) Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 jiggers (1.5 oz) Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream for garnish

If you prefer a Mudslide that’s not frozen, You can mix 1 oz. each of vodka, Baileys, and Kahlua and shake it over ice.  Enjoy!


If you are looking for supplies to make these drinks, you can start here:

Please remember to drink responsibly.  These drinks are so much like a desert that the alcohol in them can be deceiving.