Adulting can be hard, what with all the bills, having to work, buying your own groceries, the list goes on…But there is a bright side to being an adult and it’s two words: boozy desserts. Seriously! There is nothing stopping you from turning a regular dessert into a boozed-up version, and then enjoying it shamelessly for a very relaxing night. To help with the decision-making, we’ve got 12 dangerously delicious ideas right here!
1. Amaretto Cheesecake
Amaretto is a sweeter liquor that tastes distinctly of almonds, which makes it the perfect pairing for a creamy dessert such as cheesecake. This recipe is laced with the amaretto liquor, so it will not only satisfy your sweet cravings, but it is also tastefully boozy for a fun night in! The look is complete with an amaretto mousse and a sprinkle of almonds on top, so this dish will impress your guests (or just yourself) both visually and tastefully!
Get the recipe at Life, Love And Sugar
2. Bailey Chocolate Mousse
Bailey’s is another of those sweeter liquors that can be enjoyed on its own, mixed into a drink such as hot chocolate, or in this case added to a dessert for a dangerously delicious boozy result! Because mousse is such a nice, fluffy dessert and isn’t too sweet, the addition of a creamy liquor such as bailey only serves to enhance this creamy and light dish.
Get the recipe at Kylee Cooks
3. Brandy Peach Cobbler
Cobblers are a great way to enjoy many fruits, but particularly peaches because of their extra sweet and juicy nature. Adding brandy to the mix, however, adds a whole new amount of flavour to the cobbler. With a sweeter taste than whiskey, the brandy compliments the sweet peach taste, while still adding the touch of alcoholic spice to the mix. It’s boozy, delicious, and no, you don’t have to share!
Get the recipe at The Kitchen Is My Playground
4. Bourbon Pecan Pie
If you’ve had bourbon straight, you’ll know that the test of this alcohol on its own is packing in flavour with a blend of vanilla, oak, and sweet caramel tastes. Pair this with the caramel and cream taste in a pecan pie, and you’ve got yourself a very dangerously delicious boozy recipe that will ruin regular pecan pie for the rest of your life. Not that we are complaining.
Get the recipe at From Valerie’s Kitchen
5. Cherry-Melot Winesicle
If popsicles are a perfect and cooling treat to enjoy on a hot summer day, but wine is also a perfect treat at the end of a hot day to get yourself relaxed, how can the two be combined? Well, have you ever heard of a winesicle? Because this frozen little treat combines just that, turning a regular popsicle into a boozy one that you can enjoy on a hot day! Who says you have to wait until happy hour to have some wine?
Get the recipe at Foodess
6. Cointreau Caramel Sauce With Grilled Peaches
As you may know, grilled peaches are a delicious dessert thanks to the enhanced sweetness that results from the grilling process. There are lots of different topping ideas to pair with grilled peach, but nothing beats the combination of the orange-flavoured Cointreau and caramel drizzled over top for an extra boozy treat.
Get the recipe at Life Currents Blog
7. Guinness Chocolate Cake
If ever there were two pairings that were just meant to be, it would be Guinness and chocolate cake. When combined together, the resulting cake is incredibly dark, but absolutely packed with dense, delicious flavour, and a subtle taste of Guinness. Other recipes use different types of beers as the main ingredient, but combining the complex flavour of Guinness into a chocolate cake is a match made in dessert heaven!
Get the recipe at The Hungry House Wife
8. Jack Daniels Honey Cupcake
Cupcakes make for a perfect snack-sized dessert, and with the added boozy Jack Daniels addition, it’s a perfect boozy dessert to add to a night in or as an addition to a party! In this smaller dessert, the Jack Daniels flavour really comes out, bringing the strong caramel, vanilla, and oaky tastes to the cupcake, while the honey drizzle provides a balance of additional sweetness.
Get the recipe at Creative Culinary
9. Kahlua Brownies
Another combination that goes together perfectly for either drinks or desserts, is the coffee and chocolate combo. By adding Kahlua, it adds an additional creamy and slight coffee taste, and with the fun of the boozy addition to the sweet and dense fudge brownie, it makes for a perfect Friday night treat!
Get the recipe at Recipe Girl
10. Margarita Lime Tart
Why limit yourself to the drink version of a margarita, when you can incorporate it into this boozed up margarita lime tart! It’s sweet, creamy, a perfect treat for a hot day and has booze in it, so it’s an instant win! Just like a margarita too, this tart is also quick and easy to make! Which really just means that there’s nothing to stop you from making a margarita drink to go along with this…
Get the recipe at Five Heart Home
11. Spiced Rum Bundt Cake
Much like our bourbon pecan pie, this boozy Bundt cake will forever ruin all other regular Bundt recipes. The spiced rum gives an extra kick to the cinnamon and nutmeg spices that are in the cake itself, while the outside is glazed with an additional boozy boost with a rum glaze because really, you can never have too much rum!
Get the recipe at Tasting Table
12. Whisky-Caramel Cheesecake Bars
Brownies and cupcakes can’t be the only bite-sized boozy dessert on our list! And with cheesecake as a popular dessert favourite, this recipe makes them both bite-sized and perfectly boozed! Whiskey on its own is very dry alcohol with a strong bite, but by adding the sweetness of caramel with the creamy taste of cheesecake, the dry taste becomes a perfect complement to sweet, creamy, and just a nip of booze!
Get the recipe at Tasting Table
What do you think of our dangerously, delicious, boozy desserts? Think you might add a few of these ideas to your next party? Let me know what you choose in the comments below!
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