The only thing better than a delicious dessert is a delicious dessert with a bit of an alcoholic kick to it, particularly at the weekend when it is time to kick back and relax after a long working week.
Adding a touch of alcohol to a dessert can make for an enjoyable dash of flavor to any sweet treat.
These kinds of desserts can even be enjoyed by those who aren’t drinkers, as the tastes in these desserts are often subtle and understated, adding more to the recipe without the need to include overpowering and overwhelming alcoholic flavors.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at thirty-three boozy desserts that are delicious but also subtle enough to be enjoyed by a wide variety of people, including those that don’t engage in alcohol particularly often. Let’s get started.
If you are looking for a bite-sized boozy dessert to serve up at parties, then these moonshine cherry cheesecake bites are an excellent choice. These finger food style desserts are made up of cherries that are soaked in moonshine.
The cherries are also covered in a chocolate and cheesecake graham cracker coating that is also infused with moonshine. Though only small, these bites pack a punch thanks to the amount of moonshine included in the recipe.
These brown butter rum cannoli cookies are a little different from the traditional recipes due to using baked wonton wrappers.
It also has a bit of rum in the mascarpone and brown butter filling that cuts through the sweetness and adds a kick that isn’t too overpowering, making it well-suited for those who prefer a more subtle alcohol flavor in their desserts.
Fans of pumpkin pie are sure to love this fiery take on the traditional fall dessert thanks to the inclusion of Fireball cinnamon whiskey.
To make the pie a little sweeter, pair it with a sprinkling of cinnamon or some whipped cream. This sweetness will also combine excellently with the strong taste of the whiskey.
If you are looking for a gentle punch with your boozy dessert, this gin and tonic drizzle is a great choice. This is also an amazing recipe to make for gin and tonic lovers!
To make this recipe for yourself, you will need three eggs, butter, self-raising flour, natural full-fat yogurt, golden caster sugar, granulated sugar, the zest and juice of two limes, and- of course- 100ml of gin and 100ml of tonic.
Milkshakes are another delicious way that you can enjoy a sweet treat for yourself, and you can also incorporate alcohol into them, as is the case with this boozy blueberry pancake milkshake.
As well as having an alcoholic bite to it, this milkshake also replicates a tasty blueberry pancake and it does so by including blueberry vodka along with maple syrup, butter extract, milk, vanilla ice cream, and milk as well as a cup of blueberries and sugar.
If bourbon is your drink of choice, then this bourbon buttermilk pie is sure to be a sweet treat that you will love. The pie features bourbon whipped cream that has a rich taste and a smooth and silky texture that is reminiscent of custard.
Not only that, but this pie also only takes a few minutes to make, making it the perfect quick treat to whip up on the weekend.
Creme de Menthe is a popular peppermint-flavored liqueur that is known for its green coloring, making it a perfect drink to incorporate into a dessert to create an eye-catching look.
These creme de menthe cupcakes are as visually pleasing as they are delicious, featuring mascarpone frosting that is infused with your crème de menthe.
Negroni is a delicious Italian cocktail made up of one part Campari, one part vermouth rosso, and one part gin, and this delicious cheesecake incorporates the beverage perfectly via the negroni-infused jelly topping.
As well as that boozy negroni jelly, the cheesecake also features a hazelnut biscuit base that is buttery and crunchy, blending well with the rich and creamy cream cheese filling.
Fans of chocolate are sure to adore these deliciously rich, fudgey brownies that are not only super sweet but also includes Pinot Noir in the recipe for a bit of an alcoholic punch.
These brownies are also beautifully dense and thick, loaded with heaps of dark chocolate and offering some fruity flavors- such as strawberries, cherries, and red currants- thanks to that Pinot Noir.
The Pinot Noir is included in both the brownie base as well as the frosting to emphasize that super fruity flavor along with the chocolaty goodness.
Looking for a boozy treat to enjoy during the hot summer weather? Then this tasty frozen margarita tart is a must.
This tart has a refreshing and invigorating flavor thanks to the use of vegan lime tequila, but it also has a crunchiness from the salted pretzel crust.
The lime and tequila filling is also delectably creamy and, when served cold, makes for the perfect frozen summer treat for adults.
This take on the traditional apple and pecan cake features a shot of brandy for a bit of a kick, making for a delicious dessert to enjoy if you are feeling like baking up a classic and putting a boozy spin on it.
As well as the brandy shot, this cake also features a caramel drizzle that covers the entire top of the cake. This combination of caramel with apple, pecans, and brandy makes for a particularly delicious cake.
Pannacotta is known for its rich creaminess, as well as how versatile it can be in terms of different flavors. This makes it particularly easy to incorporate alcohol into it, such as with this peach bellini pannacotta.
The peach flavor of the pannacotta with the alcoholic twist works wonderfully well with the creamy nature of the dessert in general, making for a sweet and summery treat.
Top off the pannacotta with some fresh mint as well as some actual peaches to make that summery taste even better!
A White Russian is a tasty combination of coffee liquor with cream and vodka, making for a basic but incredibly delicious drink. It features a creamy sweetness with a hint of roasted richness thanks to the coffee liqueur.
Sound like a good combination? Then you are sure to love these cheesecake bars! This dessert takes the White Russian cocktail and puts it into these creamy cheesecake bars, creating a unique and tasty take on the drink.
Top off the cheesecake bars with some whipped cream and sprinkle them with cocoa powder for the ultimate decadent, boozy treat.
As well as being a dessert that is perfect for the hot weather, this pomegranate champagne sorbet is also a great treat for a celebratory occasion such as New Year’s Eve or Christmas due to its classy, extravagant nature!
As long as you have an ice cream maker, this is an incredibly simple dessert to make, only requiring granulated sugar, pomegranate juice, brut champagne, and light corn syrup.
You can also add some fresh pomegranate arils and whipped cream for an optional garnish.
If you are looking for a boozy dessert that is a little healthier than some of the other choices that we have looked at so far, then these honey rum-grilled bananas could be exactly what you are looking for.
This is one of the simplest recipes that you can make when it comes to an alcoholic dessert.
All you need to do is grill some bananas, mix up some honey, rum, and cinnamon in a bowl and then brush the bananas with that honey-rum mixture.
Cover them up and grill the bananas again for about five minutes, you are ready to go! Serve it up with some ice cream for some extra sweetness.
Blancmange is an underrated dessert that is deliciously creamy, made of either cream or milk and sugar that has been thickened up with either cornstarch, gelatin, or rice flour to create a jelly-like treat.
This particular blancmange features a layer of Aperol Spritz jello on top, offering a subtle but flavorsome kick that is sure to please fans of that particular cocktail.
The bright orange jelly on top of the white blancmange also makes for a dessert that is aesthetically pleasing as well as tasty.
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned whoopie pie and if you are a fan of the treat and are looking for a way to give it an alcoholic kick, then these Bailey’s chocolate whoopie pies could be exactly what you are looking for.
The Bailey’s flavors can be found in the gorgeously creamy buttercream filling, making for a rich filling that combines well with the crunchy cookies.
Bailey’s is an Irish cream liqueur flavored with Irish whiskey, cocoa and cream, which makes for a match made in flavor heaven when combined with the chocolate cookie elements of the whoopie pies.
Crunchy, chewy, and chock-full of delicious chocolate pockets, these blondies are another great choice of dessert for those who prefer a more subtle alcoholic bite in their desserts.
The bourbon included in this recipe is only a small amount, offering a small yet noticeable rich bourbon flavor that combines excellently with the pecans, chocolate, and brown butter that can also be found in the dessert.
This affogato brownie recipe includes some Kahlua- a type of coffee liqueur-, which combines well with the coffee taste of the affogato as well as the chocolatey nature of the brownie in general.
Another subtle take on a boozy dessert, this recipe is a must for fans of the rich taste of coffee and Kahlua as well as the sweet, chocolate indulgence that brownies are best known for.
For a spectacular cake to serve up at a party during the summer, this summer cup bundt drizzle cake is an excellent choice as not only is it delicious and includes a bit of an alcoholic punch, but it also looks beautiful and could make for the perfect centerpiece.
The cake includes red vermouth, bitter, triple sec Cognac, and cucumber-flavored gin to create a summery, fruity alcoholic taste that is similar to that found in the English gin-based fruit cup brand that is Pimms.
If you are looking for a boozy dessert to serve up on Valentine’s Day, then look no further than these deliciously decadent boozy red velvet trifles.
This dessert brings together a classic red velvet cake with sweetened cream cheese sauce, whipped cream, raspberries, and liqueur to create the ultimate, indulgent treat to snack on during a date.
Top off the trifles with some grated chocolate to amp up that decadence even more so.
A sweet, simple, and sophisticated choice for a boozy dessert, these champagne cupcakes are a sublime way to ring in the New Year or celebrate over the festive season.
Moist and rich, these cupcakes are full to the brim with that elegant and light champagne flavor thanks to it being included in the cake bases and the buttercream frosting.
The cupcakes are then topped off with golden sprinkles to further emphasize that luxurious look and taste.
If stout beer is your alcohol of choice, then this next dessert is sure to grab your attention.
This rich and epic cake combines malted chocolate with stout beer to create a treat that is sure to be a heavenly dessert for beer and chocolate lovers alike.
The dark flavors of the stout and the chocolate complement each other beautifully, with the Irish cream frosting acting as the literal icing on the cake to bring everything together into one delectable cake.
Stollen is a particularly popular dessert during the festive season, thanks to combining spices, nuts, and candied or dried fruit in a way that is similar to traditional Christmas cake.
This whiskey-infused take on stollen could make for a great dessert to enjoy at an adult Christmas party, with the traditional stollen recipe infused with a whiskey mac cocktail- and featuring a sweet and soft marzipan center- to create a delicious, grown-up holiday treat.
Looking for a layered cheesecake that brings together the sweetness of brownies with the richness of Kahlua coffee liqueur? Then this is the recipe for you!
This Kahlua coffee brownie cheesecake features a dense and rich brownie bottom, followed by a coffee and Kahlua cheesecake middle.
The top layer finishes everything with some sweet and silky homemade chocolate ganache. The finishing touch is some Kahlua whipped cream to top it all off.
For brownies with a bit of bite, these red wine brownies are a perfect choice.
The recipe for this dessert is pretty simple, utilizing a run-of-the-mill brownie recipe but including a quarter of a cup of red wine to add richness and depth to the flavor, as well as some of the classic red wine kick.
If cookies are more your thing, then these caramel whiskey cookies are a must-try, particularly if you have a soft spot for whiskey.
The punchy whiskey combined with the sweet caramel and the chocolate drizzle makes for a combination of flavors that explodes pleasantly in the mouth.
Including some rum can add an extra dose of deliciousness to a creme brulee, as is demonstrated perfectly in this next recipe.
The recipe blends a dark and stormy cocktail- made up of bitter, rum, and ginger beer- with a creamy and sugary crème brûlée to create a combination of sweet and spiced flavors.
The lime zest adds an extra burst of citrus flavor, bringing everything together and creating a truly delectable, tangy, spiced, and sweet dessert.
Do you love s’mores? Do you love pudding? Do you love shots? If your answer to at least one of these questions was yes, this could be a recipe that takes your interest!
Shots are always a fun way to drink with friends, so adding the creamy, chocolatey and marshmallow-y goodness of s’mores and the sweetness of pudding makes for an even more fun time, as well as a delicious one!
The final champagne dessert on this list, this champagne cake roll, is another fantastic choice for celebrating over the festive season.
The spongy and light dessert is flavored with sweet vanilla as well as reduced champagne and champagne-flavored whipped cream, making for the perfect holiday treat.
If you prefer a more tropical taste with your desserts and your drinks, then this banana colada is a tasty choice.
This recipe features a crunchy, coconut and oat base that is topped off with a rich banana and rum caramel filling, creating a decadent piña colada in cheesecake form.
Inspired by the grenadine, tequila, and orange juice cocktail that is the Tequila Sunrise, these cupcakes feature two-tone frosting for a pretty and appealing look.
The maraschino cherry on top finishes off the cupcakes perfectly, whilst the cocktail taste makes for a delicious party treat.
Last but not least, these margarita macarons are the perfect way to whip up some quick and easy boozy treats for a get-together or just for yourself to enjoy at home.
This recipe includes a tequila lime buttercream filling for your macarons, which works beautifully with the sugary sweetness of the cookie parts of the macarons.
Can I Make Boozy Slow Cooker Desserts?
Can I make boozy slow cooker desserts? Absolutely! There are numerous enticing slow cooker dessert ideas that involve adding a splash of alcohol to tantalize your taste buds. From decadent rum-infused chocolate lava cakes to spiked apple cinnamon crumbles, these boozy treats bring a delightful twist to your favorite sweets. Try experimenting with different liqueurs or spirits to create unique flavors and elevate your dessert game.
So there you have thirty-three delicious desserts that are sure to liven up your weekend!
No matter what your preferences are in terms of sweet treats, what kind of alcohol you enjoy, or even if you drink alcohol at all, you are sure to find a recipe here that suits your tastes and makes for a delicious dessert for you to enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Alcohol can add a fair amount of flavor to desserts, much like cooking with wine does for certain dinner recipes.
Fruit desserts can become sweeter, whilst chocolate desserts can become richer. Just make sure that you keep them out of the hands of any sweet-seeking kids!