Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Gettin’ Spooky Dirt Cup Cocktails

Have you ever had dirt cups when you were little? They were made with chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate cookies, and neon gummy worms poking out. The dirt cups were like as if you had just scooped a cup from the garden versus whipping it up in your kitchen. They were always so fun, ick factor from eating “dirt” with “worms” and all!

I, Ashley, wanted to serve a spooky but chic cocktail at a Halloween party and was inspired by these nostalgic tricky treats. Which is why I’m sharing this dirt cup cocktails recipe with you today! All the layered dirt cups goodness, but in cocktail form! What’s not to love?!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Even if you have never had these creepy crawly childhood desserts, you can definitely enjoy this grown-up version! I would say they are better than the real thing, but the booze might make me biased…

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails

  • Yield: makes 2

Ingredients

  • 3 fluid ounces bourbon
  • 3 fluid ounces creme de cacao
  • 3 fluid ounces cream
  • chocolate bitters (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons crushed chocolate cookies
  • whipped cream
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • edible flowers
  • 4 vodka soaked gummy worms

Instructions

  • Add gummy worms to a container and add vodka to cover. Let soak for a few hours
  • Add the first 5 ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a glass.
  • Add whipped cream to the glass to just below the rim, being sure to cover the cocktail. Add straw and spoon crushed cookie on top of the whipped cream. Add mint and edible flowers to the cookie layer and finally top with the vodka spiked gummy worms.
  • *To enjoy as a non-alcoholic beverage, make it into a milkshake by blending 1 cup milk with 4 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder in a blend. Add 4 cups vanilla ice cream and bland. pour into 2 large glasses. Top with whipped cream then the crushed cookie layer. Add mint and flowers followed by regular gummy worms.

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

When adding the whipped cream, cover the entire circumference of the glass and then add the straw before topping with the cookie crumbs. This will keep the cookie from getting into the drink and becoming soggy. It’s fun to get the cookie, cocktail, and whipped cream all in one sip.

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Elevate the classic dirty cup by adding edible flowers and mint to make it look more like a pretty potted plant. I also found spiking the gummy worms are a fun way to add more boos (ha!).

Gettin'-Spooky-Dirt-Cup-Cocktails

Be careful though, as I found out in college, gummy candy will suck up ALL the liquor it’s soaked in and gets very boozy. Unless that’s what you want to go for, haha!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

You can easily make these into dirt cup milkshakes, if you want to also offer a *non-alcoholic version. I provided the recipe for these as well, so everyone one can enjoy!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

If you’ve been looking for a creepy cocktail (or mocktail) to make for your Halloween soiree, then look no further! These Dirt Cup Cocktails will be the hit of any monster mash! We’ll gladly cheers to that!

Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Gettin’ Spooky Dirt Cup Cocktails

Have you ever had dirt cups when you were little? They were made with chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate cookies, and neon gummy worms poking out. The dirt cups were like as if you had just scooped a cup from the garden versus whipping it up in your kitchen. They were always so fun, ick factor from eating “dirt” with “worms” and all!

I, Ashley, wanted to serve a spooky but chic cocktail at a Halloween party and was inspired by these nostalgic tricky treats. Which is why I’m sharing this dirt cup cocktails recipe with you today! All the layered dirt cups goodness, but in cocktail form! What’s not to love?!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Even if you have never had these creepy crawly childhood desserts, you can definitely enjoy this grown-up version! I would say they are better than the real thing, but the booze might make me biased…

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails

  • Yield: makes 2

Ingredients

  • 3 fluid ounces bourbon
  • 3 fluid ounces creme de cacao
  • 3 fluid ounces cream
  • chocolate bitters (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons crushed chocolate cookies
  • whipped cream
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • edible flowers
  • 4 vodka soaked gummy worms

Instructions

  • Add gummy worms to a container and add vodka to cover. Let soak for a few hours
  • Add the first 5 ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a glass.
  • Add whipped cream to the glass to just below the rim, being sure to cover the cocktail. Add straw and spoon crushed cookie on top of the whipped cream. Add mint and edible flowers to the cookie layer and finally top with the vodka spiked gummy worms.
  • *To enjoy as a non-alcoholic beverage, make it into a milkshake by blending 1 cup milk with 4 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder in a blend. Add 4 cups vanilla ice cream and bland. pour into 2 large glasses. Top with whipped cream then the crushed cookie layer. Add mint and flowers followed by regular gummy worms.

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

When adding the whipped cream, cover the entire circumference of the glass and then add the straw before topping with the cookie crumbs. This will keep the cookie from getting into the drink and becoming soggy. It’s fun to get the cookie, cocktail, and whipped cream all in one sip.

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Elevate the classic dirty cup by adding edible flowers and mint to make it look more like a pretty potted plant. I also found spiking the gummy worms are a fun way to add more boos (ha!).

Gettin'-Spooky-Dirt-Cup-Cocktails

Be careful though, as I found out in college, gummy candy will suck up ALL the liquor it’s soaked in and gets very boozy. Unless that’s what you want to go for, haha!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

You can easily make these into dirt cup milkshakes, if you want to also offer a *non-alcoholic version. I provided the recipe for these as well, so everyone one can enjoy!

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Dirt Cup Cocktails by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

If you’ve been looking for a creepy cocktail (or mocktail) to make for your Halloween soiree, then look no further! These Dirt Cup Cocktails will be the hit of any monster mash! We’ll gladly cheers to that!

Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

Comments

  • JoDi

    10.25.17

    Dirt cups!!! I totally forgot about dirt cups. What a delicious, fun Halloween treat. Thanks for the inspo and reconnect with my inner child ;)

  • Helen

    10.25.17

    I had been seeing all these pudding dirt cup recipes all over Instagram, but I like the idea of a cocktail so much more. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    • so awesome to hear that, Helen! Thank you! xoxo

  • Kate

    10.26.17

    These are adorable! So cute and clever. I can’t wait to make them.

    • thanks so much Kate! Ashley seriously out did herself with these. Let us know how they turn out! :)

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