Who says desserts are for kids? Enter the world of alcoholic desserts, where sugar and spirits collide!
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.
Easy Alcoholic Desserts
1 – Baileys Tiramisu Crepe Cake
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
13 – Bourbon Buttermilk Pie
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For more boozy goodness, check out some of our favorite alcoholic desserts drinks below —
- Strawberry Rose Champagne Float — A play on the ice cream float but with sorbet and champagne.
- Cookies & Cream Frozen Espresso Martini – Marshmallows and Oreos add a unique twist (visually and deliciously) to the martini.
- Birthday Cake Cocktail — A bourbon cocktail that tastes just like cake.
- Boozy Salted Caramel Root Beer Float — You’ll never want a regular ole root beer float after this!
- Godiva Chocolate Martini — A rich martini that features Godiva chocolate liqueur.
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