45 Alcoholic Desserts to Liven Up Your Next Party

Who says desserts are for kids? Enter the world of alcoholic desserts, where sugar and spirits collide!

Alcohol Desserts

Let’s be honest. Sugar and alcohol have always had an undeniable chemistry. Combining them is like bringing together two charismatic personalities that together are pure magic! 

The sweetness of desserts seamlessly blends with the unique flavors of various spirits. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or take your next adult gathering up a notch, these boozy treats are here to raise the bar on dessert indulgence. 

From rum-infused cakes to wine-soaked puddings, these delightful concoctions effortlessly combine our two greatest loves: dessert and booze. 

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Easy Alcoholic Desserts

1 – Baileys Tiramisu Crepe Cake

Baileys Tiramisu Crepe Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth for alcoholic desserts
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Infused with Baileys and using crepes as a twist on the traditional layer cake, this Baileys tiramisu crepe cake is a seriously drool-inducing concoction. There are many recipes that incorporate the Irish cream liqueur, and this is our favorite Baileys dessert.

2 – Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake Recipe

Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

You say it’s a boozy mudslide icebox cake that’s double the booze, cream, coffee AND chocolate. We say, say less. Everything you could want in a dessert: booze, cream, coffee and chocolate. What else could you possibly need other than seconds? Pair it with a classic mudslide cocktail.

3 – Spiked Cotton Candy

How to make spiked cotton candy - Sugar & Cloth for alcoholic dessert ideas
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

In case cotton candy wasn’t sweet enough, we found a way to take it to the next level with this spiked cotton candy recipe.The sugar is soaked beforehand with your favorite adult beverage (we are partial to coconut rum) to make this adult party pleaser!

4 – Champagne Donuts

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Indulge in the perfect blend of elegance and sweetness with these champagne donuts, crowned with a luxurious white chocolate chip glaze. The garnished sprinkles add a touch of sparkle.

5 – Tropical Alcoholic Freeze Pops

photo of frozen freeze pops
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Beat the heat in style with these tropical alcoholic freeze pops! Bursting with vibrant pineapple and coconut flavors, these refreshing treats offer a playful twist on classic cocktails, making them the ultimate adult-friendly way to cool down and unwind

6 – Adult Dirt Cups

photo of a finished dirt cup dirt dessert recipe
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Elevate nostalgia with a grown-up twist in these adult dirt cups, a delightful blend of rich chocolate pudding, crumbled cookies, and a kick of your favorite liqueur. They’re perfectly themed for a Halloween party.

7 – Spiked Peeps

photo of the homemade spiked easter peeps by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Add a spirited twist to your Easter festivities with these homemade spiked peeps! These fluffy marshmallow treats, infused with a touch of your favorite liqueur, bring a delightful and adult-friendly spin to the classic holiday indulgence. You can even customize them for any other holiday.

8 –  Piña Colada Snow Cones

best pina colada snow cone recipe for summer alcohol desserts
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Enjoy the perfect blend of coconut, pineapple, and a splash of rum with a piña colada snow cone, a boozy and refreshing take on a classic summer treat. 

9 – Baileys Ice Cream with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Experience the rich harmony of Baileys ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce,  a delightful symphony of creamy indulgence and bold whiskey notes that transforms your dessert into a blissful treat.

10 – Spiked Lollipops

marbled DIY spiked lollipops - sugar and cloth - recipe
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Elevate your confectionery game with these spiked lollipops. The recipe includes 2 ways to make your own, including an easy hack that melts hard candy and liquor.

11 – Boozy Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart

Boozy peanut butter and jelly tart recipe - sugar and cloth
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

Reimagine a classic childhood favorite with a grownup twist in this boozy peanut butter & jelly tart. The recipe features a peanut butter cookie crumb crust and hazelnut liqueur.

12 – Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Whether you are a bourbon lover or not, these brown butter bourbon pecan cookies are the perfect combo of warm and toasted and boozy! 

13 – Bourbon Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie
Photo by Well Plated

Baking with liquor is always a good idea, and this bourbon buttermilk pie is living proof of that. We love the custard filling with the sugary cracked top. We gotta give Well Plated props for a unique take on a Southern classic.

14 – No Bake Boozy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

One of our favorite easy alcohol infused treats are these boozy dark chocolate peppermint truffles. They are rich and fudgy and best of all, require zero baking skills! 

15 – Buttered Rum Cupcakes

When it comes to desserts with alcohol, a rum cake is one of the most popular. These buttered rum cupcakes will quickly become your favorite boozy comfort food treat! Creamy with spiced rum, perfect for a party or to keep all to yourself. It’s a judgment free zone here! And if you really want to up the alcohol content, garnish each cupcake with a rum-filled squeeze top.

14 – No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots

Dessert shots are the epitome of adult desserts. These strawberry cheesecake pudding shots are easy to prepare. Plus, these are no-bake boozy desserts that can be made well in advance.

16 – Drunken Cherries in Amaretto

Drunken Cherries in Amaretto
Photo by The Novice Chef

Looking for alcoholic desserts for a crowd? Drunken cherries in Amaretto are some of the most beautiful liquor desserts. Boozy maraschino cherries are soaked in amaretto liqueur, and then dipped in white chocolate and almonds making some of the most popular alcoholic treats!

17 – Fireball Cupcakes

These easy Fireball cupcakes bring the heat! Full of cinnamon flavor and a few shots of Fireball Whisky, they are the ultimate party starter. And don’t let the pretty buttercream frosting fool you, it has a little cinnamon whisky in it too! Pair these with our Fireball jello shots, and you’ll have everyone raving.

18 – Drunken Monkey Bread

They had us at bourbon banana caramel. This drunken monkey bread is a labor of love with homemade brioche (or you can do the semi homemade version and buy store-bought). It’s the perfect boozy brunch recipe. 

19 – Gin Boozy Fudge

We would like to hug the person who decided that fudge would be better by adding booze! Genius! This 3-ingredient white chocolate boozy gin fudge is the perfect combo with the strong taste of the gin and the creamy white chocolate and lime zest.

20 – Rum Cake 

Rum Cake
Photo by Jo Cooks

A classic when it comes to alcohol infused dessert recipes, this homemade rum cake is boozy, sweet and citrusy. It’s glazed with a delicious butter and dark rum caramel sauce too.

21 – White Russian Pudding Parfaits

A White Russian on its own is a delicious treat, but turn it into a dessert, and it’s a major win! This White Russian pudding parfait is the perfect blend of whipped cream, vodka, and Kahlua.

22 – Vodka Infused Oreos

Drunken Oreos
Photo by Pop Sugar

Everyone’s favorite cookie but spiked, the vodka infused Oreos is a drunken cookie dream. They would pair so well with a White Russian, if you’re in the mood for some double dunking! 

23 – Vodka & Rum Soaked Gummy Bears

These alcohol soaked gummy bears took Pinterest by storm and for very good reason. They are so very tasty! Easy to make, you literally just soak them in booze. And the possibilities are endless. Flavored vodka or rum or apple brandy for a fall seasonal treat, these gummy treats are a perfect treat for a girls’ night or party.

24 – Chocolate & Red Wine Cake

Chocolate and red wine are a combo straight from the heavens which is why we LOVE these mini chocolate and red wine bundt cakes. The rich chocolate and the red wine make for the most tasty chocolate cake treat! 

25 – Summer Sangria Berry Crumble

SUMMER SANGRIA BERRY CRUMBLE
Photo by How Sweet Eats

Looking for summer desserts with alcohol? A berry crumble is a summer staple. Add some sangria and your summer sangria berry crumble becomes next level delicious! We bet it won’t last 5 minutes at your summer BBQ or party.

26 – Kahlua Coffee Brownie Cheesecake

This Kahlua coffee brownie cheesecake is what dreams are made of! A dense brownie on the bottom, Kahlua and coffee cheesecake in the middle, and a top layer of homemade chocolate ganache and kahlua whipped cream is a boozy dessert lover’s dream!

27 – Bourbon Bacon Brittle

bourbon bacon brittle
Photo by What Molly Made

Can you say bourbon bacon brittle three times fast?! You are gonna want to make 3 batches of this brittle because this candied bacon goodness is gonna be gone in the blink of an eye. First, you candy the bacon with brown sugar. Then, you add the alcohol.

28 – Fudgy Beer Brownies 

Fudgy Beer Brownies
Photo by Meg is Well

Chocolate, espresso and beer, oh my! These fudgy beer brownies are a triple threat in all the right ways. Rich chocolate fudge and espresso paired with a stout beer bring out the rich flavors to make one of our favorite desserts with beer.

29 – Boozy Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream

BOOZY BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH ICE CREAM
Photo by Bonjon Gourmet

They had us at “boozy ice cream”. This boozy banana butterscotch ice cream is creamy and smooth. And to be honest, we only want boozy ice cream from here on out in life!

30 – Baileys Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Baileys is a pretty popular adult beverage when it comes to baking and there is a good reason why. Pillowy chocolate cakes filled with Baileys buttercream, these chocolate whoopie pies are a deliciously boozy treat that will be a major win at your next party or girls night in. 

31 – Spiced Rum Pecan Cheesecake

Spiced Rum Pecan Cheesecakes for alcohol desserts
Photo by Sugar Dish Me

Take your taste buds on a journey with this mouthwatering spiced rum pecan cheesecake, where creamy indulgence meets satisfying crunch with a shortbread crust!

32 – Donut Bourbon Bread Pudding 

Donut Bourbon Bread Pudding for alcohol desserts
Photo by Aspiring Winos

Discover a delightful twist on classic bread pudding with a delectable donut bourbon bread pudding. The rich flavors of glazed donuts soaked in a boozy bourbon sauce will leave you craving for more.

33 – Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars

Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with these Irish Cream mocha latte magic Bars, a heavenly blend of rich Irish cream, velvety mocha flavor, and decadent chocolate.

34 – Mexican Paloma Cupcakes

Mexican Paloma Cupcakes
Photo by Nourish & Fete

Spice up your next dessert table with these unforgettable Mexican Paloma cupcakes! With their blend of citrus flavors and tequila-infused frosting, these cupcakes are guaranteed to be the life of any party. Pair it with our Spicy Paloma.

35 – Alcoholic Desserts No Bake: Banana Bread Bites with Bourbon

Dairy Free Banana Bread Bites with Bourbon
Photo by Cotter Crunch

These no bake banana bread bites with bourbon are dairy free and require zero baking skills. Whether you pop one or 5 in your mouth, we won’t tell, and you can thank us later.

36 – Milk & Cookies Shots 

Milk & Cookies Shots
Photo by Delish

Classic milk and cookies can’t possibly get any better right? WRONG! These milk and cookies shots are perfect for any party and one we can’t get enough of.

37 – Boozy White Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Indulge in the ultimate sweet and savory treat with boozy white chocolate covered popcorn, a delightful combination of creamy white chocolate, crunchy popcorn, and a hint of your favorite spirit.

38 – Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles
Photo by Belly Full

Dive head first into pure bliss with these Baileys chocolate truffles. The luxurious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream meet velvety cocoa goodness that are out of this world delicious and provide a moment of pure luxury.

39 – Loaded Chocolate Hazelnut Liquor Turnovers

As if loaded chocolate hazelnut turnovers weren’t enough to grab your attention, this recipe calls for pairing them with a salted vanilla bean whipped cream, and we can’t stop thinking about them. The best part of all is this is an easy fool proof recipe you really can’t mess up which makes it a major win!

40 – Spiked Mint Milanos

Delight in the delightful contrast of crispy cookies infused with irresistible hints of cool mint and decadent chocolate in every bite of these spiked mint Milanos

41 – Pound Cake with Grand Marnier Poached Apricots

Pound Cake with Grand Marnier–Poached Apricots
Photo by Bon Appétit

Experience pure decadence with an unforgettable pound cake featuring luxurious Grand Mariner poached apricots, a match made in dessert heaven. 

42 – Maple Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake

Maple-Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake
Photo by Food & Wine

You’ll go bananas for this irresistible maple bourbon banana pudding cake! This boozy twist on a classic treat will have your taste buds doing the happy dance.

43 – Boozy Lemon Bars

Zesty, boozy, and downright addictive, this lip-smacking boozy lemon bar recipe is a delightful twist on a classic favorite and a citrusy treat like no other you have had, we promise you!

44 – Peanut Butter Whiskey Rice Crispy Treats

PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY RICE CRISPY TREATS
Photo by Elle Talk

These boozy rice crispy treats are made with peanut butter whiskey for an alcoholic dessert idea you’re going to want to double the batch for! There are few things better than peanut butter in a dessert and that’s peanut butter booze desserts are what actual dreams are made of.

45 — Bananas Foster

When it comes to classic desserts with alcohol, bananas foster is probably one thing that always comes to mind. This traditional flambé dessert is fired up with rum or bourbon for a 10-minute dessert that will also probably be consumed by everyone in less than 10 minutes!

Dessert Cocktails to Try

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