In their own right desserts can be wonderful and alcohol can be just as appealing. But, something amazing happens when you combine the two together. After all, alcohol does have the tendency to alter food in unexpected ways, often making it more appealing and certainly changing the flavor profile.
This list is a collection of some of the best alcohol laced desserts out there.These desserts come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them might be good just as a sweet snack, while others might make the perfect dessert to serve at a party.
Typically the alcohol in these desserts won’t be enough to make anybody drunk, but it may be enough to break the ice, especially if people are drinking anyway. Regardless, including alcohol in desserts is always a recipe for a good time and this is a great way to kick your dessert up a notch.
On a side note, I want to point out that in most cases alcohol doesn’t actually burn off in cooking. There are some circumstances where it will but generally speaking you will still get some alcohol in cooked food and cooked desserts, regardless of how long they are cooked for. Also, don’t forget we’ve published our own boozy dessert recipes with things like whiskey, bourbon, cognac, gin, rum, vodka, and more. We made these especially for those that love cooking with alcohol. Personally, I LOVE desserts with alcohol in them because they’re fun to make and always a crowd pleaser.
24. Rum Caramel Corn
This popcorn uses rum to add to the flavor. I imagine this dish would be a great option for an adult movie night or just for a snack when you want something a little bit different. I personally love the fact that the popcorn just looks like normal caramel popcorn but you would probably notice the difference as soon as you gave the popcorn a try. You can find details about how to make this snack along with the exact amounts of the various ingredients over at rachelcooks.com.
23. Salted Chocolate Pistachio Cookies
I love the way these cookies immediately look different than anything you typically see, although without a doubt that is connected to the pistachio aspect of the cookies. All-in-all though, this is actually quite a fun recipe, especially because it takes advantage of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Of all the different types of alcohol out there, Bailey’s is one of the best options for desserts just because of its creamy nature and I imagine that it would be absolutely perfect in these cookies. However, you’d have to go and check out the recipe at wildflourskitchen.com to find out.
22. Vodka Root Beer Floats
I love the way this recipe is a twist on something that many of us would have had as kids (and as adults, for that matter). In fact, the idea of making adult versions of some of the old classics is pretty appealing in general. The recipe itself is from minimalistbaker.com and as you can probably imagine from the type of recipe, it’s pretty simple to make. The recipe also gives a few potential variations for the liquor, just in case you aren’t a big vodka fan.