27 Boozy Desserts That Bring the Party, From Red Wine Brownies to Whiskey Caramel Cupcakes
Cocktails are great. Desserts are great. So why not mix the two to create the greatest hybrid in human history? Alcohol-infused dessert recipes are a thing, friends, and they are glorious. Just go easy on the portions when you make one of these 27 boozy desserts—there’s no hangover quite like a sugar hangover. (Although, good luck holding back on the red wine brownies.)
1. Birthday Cupcakes with White Wine Buttercream
It’s your party and you can spike the cupcake frosting if you want to, right? Choose a bottle that leans tart, like sauvignon blanc, to offset the sweetness.
2. Eggnog Custard with Raspberry Jam
When there’s leftover eggnog in the fridge (which, around the holidays, there always is), this is how you use it up. The bourbon is technically optional, but we’d argue it’s mandatory.
3. No-Cook Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu
Bourbon, coffee and pumpkin spice in one dessert? Don’t mind if we tirami-do.
4. Baileys Affogato
This sundae is strictly for the adults. (Never thought you’d hear that, huh?)
5. Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla
Psst: There’s a whole bottle of wine in there.
6. Sparkling Rosé Jell-o
These are way classier than your average Jell-o shot, if you ask us.
7. White Sangria Ice Pops
Behold the refreshing summer cocktail you can eat.
8. Mini Tiramisu
They may be pint-size, but thanks to a quarter cup of brandy, they pack a real punch.
9. Vegan Black Forest Cherry Cake
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this gorgeous layer cake, which is flavored with a little bit of kirsch (aka sour cherry liqueur) for funzies.
10. Boozy Lemonade Granita
You know what they say: When life gives you lemons, make a boozy dessert.
11. Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops
You thought ice pops were just for kids…but these are for *brunch.*
12. Eggnog Snickerdoodles
The recipe calls for rum extract, but we say swap it for the real deal.
13. Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These are best served with an ice-cold glass of milk, obviously.
14. Piña Colada Cupcakes
It’s like a tropical vacation in every bite. (The secret is Malibu rum in the frosting.)
16. Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, may we have another slice?
17. Piña Colada Italian Ice Pops
Nothing beats the heat like an ice pop spiked with coconut rum.
18. Boozy Coconut Hot Fudge Milkshakes
It’s like an ice cream treat from your favorite drive-through spot, but better, because it can get you tipsy.
19. Boozy Blueberry Floats
A very grown-up version of a childhood favorite.
21. Boozy Blueberry Pancake Milkshakes
We’re certain the milkshake is delightful, but can we also talk about those tiny blueberry pancakes?
23. Dark Chocolate Whiskey Cake Bites
As if they could get any better, it turns out these lil’ guys are no-bake.
24. Bourbon Chocolate Milkshakes
For those who prefer their ice cream with a little booze, look no further.
26. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce
Bread pudding is rich and decadent on its own, but a whiskey cream sauce really takes things OTT.
27. Irish Cream Tiramisu
If an Irish coffee and an Italian dessert had a very delicious baby, this would be it.