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If you like a nice, boozy kick to your desserts, check out these 40 Incredible Boozy Desserts You’ll Love. With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find plenty of favorites! These dessert recipes are perfect for grown up parties, celebrations, and holiday fun!
For more boozy sweet treats, check out the following:
Best Boozy Desserts for Ultimate Grown Up Fun
BAILEYS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
This light and fluffy mousse is so creamy, rich, and delicious! If you love Baileys, you’re sure to love this easy dessert recipe perfect for the holidays.
From Lemon Tree Dwelling
KAHLUA COFFEE BROWNIE CHEESECAKE
Just look at the amazingly rich and dense layers of brownie, Kahlua coffee cheesecake, chocolate ganache, and Kahlua whipped cream in this show stopping cheesecake. This dessert is every chocolate and coffee lover’s dream! For more amazing cheesecakes, including another boozy cheesecake, check out 40 Extraordinary Cheesecakes You Just Gotta Try.
From Life, Love and Sugar
BOURBON BACON BRITTLE
Bet you never thought you’d find bacon on this list of decadent desserts, but I love desserts with contrasting salty sweetness like this crunchy brittle with bacon, pecans, and bourbon. This sweet treat would be perfect for homemade Christmas gifts your friends will love!
From What Molly Made
If you like fruity drinks, you need to try this fun, festive cupcake full of fresh fruit and topped with a sweet and colorful frosting containing homemade red wine syrup!
From The First Year
KAHLUA CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE
Look at this moist cake and light, fluffy frosting all loaded with Kahlua – this rich chocolate poke cake is baked in, soaked in, and even frosted with Kahlua!
From Sugar + Soul Co.
FUDGY BEER BROWNIES
Adding stout or porter to the batter brings out the chocolate and espresso flavors in this ultimate fudgy brownie recipe.
From Meg is Well
BOOZY DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE TRUFFLES
These yummy truffles feature the classic pairing of orange and chocolate with high quality dark chocolate, Cointreau, and fresh orange juice. These would be great for Christmas. Just replace those icky chocolate oranges with this amazing recipe – for the grown ups anyway!
From Thyme to Mango
BOOZY COCONUT HOT FUDGE SUNDAE MILKSHAKES
Upgrade your favorite ice cream sweet treat with this slightly healthier coconut version of a hot fudge sundae milkshake made with coconut ice cream and milk, coconut rum, crispy coconut, and lots of hot fudge!
From How Sweet Eats
Upgrade moist boozy brownies by topping a fluffy, buttery Baileys Irish Cream frosting and rich Baileys chocolate ganache for even more decadence!
From Spend With Pennies
FIREBALL WHISKEY CARAMEL SAUCE
Here’s a recipe you can add to just about any sweet treat for a boozy kick!
From The Gold Lining Girl
BOOZY CHOCOLATE STOUT CAKE
Do you enjoy Irish Car Bombs? Then, check out this Guinness chocolate cake with a Jameson glaze and Baileys Irish Cream frosting for the best ever Irish celebration!
BOOZY BUTTERBEER CUPCAKES
You’re never too old to love Harry Potter. For your next adult Harry Potter Party or movie night, serve these delicious cupcakes loaded with Buttershots for lots of magical fun, and check out my other Harry Potter posts, 40+ Harry Potter Party Ideas to Help You Throw the Best HP Party Ever and 30 Harry Potter Cocktails + Super Fun Drinking Games for the Ultimate HP Party for even more amazing HP Party Ideas.
BAILEYS COOKIES + CREAM PARFAITS
Contrasting smooth and crunchy textures are layered together in this rich, creamy, and surprisingly easy dessert with Oreo crunch, Baileys chocolate cream, and Baileys whipped cream.
From Homemade Hoopla
SALTED BOURBON CARAMEL SHORTBREAD COOKIES
I’m a big fan of salt and sweet together, so I absolutely love salted caramel. Here soft salted caramel is paired with buttery shortbread for a rich and decadent cookie treat. For more delicious cookie recipes, see 60 Best Ever Christmas Cookies for Every Taste.
BOOZY BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH ICE CREAM
Even if you’re not a fan of bananas, consider trying this ice cream. I don’t like the taste of bananas on their own, but I love them in smoothies and ice cream recipes like this because they add a bit of natural sweetness and smooth, rich texture. In this recipe, the bananas even add some extra depth of flavor, since they’re roasted and added to a traditional ice cream base with egg yolks, sugar, half and half, and cream, made boozy with dark rum in the ice cream and a Salty Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce generously drizzled on top.
From Bojon Gourmet
BAILEYS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE BROWNIE CAKE
This cake is like two desserts in one – a dense, rich brownie is topped with a light, smooth Baileys chocolate mousse for an irresistible sweet treat.
TEQUILA SUNRISE CUPCAKES
These cupcakes, and the cocktail they’re based on, feature delicious tequila (one of my favorites), fruity grenadine, and nutritious orange juice, which basically makes this dessert a health food 😉
From The Cake Blog
This super easy bundt cake recipe is spiked with Fireball whiskey for a cinnamon spiced kick!
From The Gold Lining Girl
PINOT NOIR BROWNIES
These brownies are the richest, fudgiest brownies ever! This recipe specifically calls for Mirassou Pinot Noir for its hint of cherry, strawberry, and red currant flavors, but you can substitute any wine you prefer.
From Sugar Dish Me
BAILEYS OREO MILKSHAKE
If you love cookies and cream flavor, check out this thick and creamy Oreo milkshake made all the more fun with Baileys and vodka for an amazing treat!
From THE 5 O’CLOCK Chef
BAILEYS CHOCOLATE WHOOPIE PIES
Whoopie pies are super popular in my area due to the German and Amish influences in Pennsylvania. I bet the Amish never make a whoopie pie version this fun, though!
S’MORES PUDDING SHOTS
That beloved childhood treat gets a major grown up makeover with lots of Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka in these yummy pudding shots.
From My Baking Addiction
DRUNK IN THE KITCHEN BROWNIES
Liven up your life and your party with these fudgy brownies with peanut butter bourbon frosting, chocolate covered pretzels, and salted caramel sauce. Who could resist?!
From Ready to Yumble
JACK DANIELS HONEY WHISKEY CUPCAKES WITH BOOZY DRIZZLE
This cupcake is seriously boozy. Are you up for the challenge?
From Creative Culinary
Margaritas are my favorite cocktail, so I had to include this amazing cake made extra boozy with additional tequila and orange liquor soaked in after baking.
From Pastry Affair
GUINNESS BAKED DONUTS
Serve these amazingly delicious Guinness donuts with Irish Cream glaze with a cup of hot coffee for a comforting and indulgent breakfast or dessert.
From Wonky Wonderful
BOOZY RED VELVET TRIFLES
The brilliant red color of this red velvet trifle with red velvet cake, cheesecake cream, homemade whipped cream, and boozy raspberries makes it perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any other romantic occasion!
From Eat In Eat Out
Capture the taste of summer all year long with this light and tasty cupcake based on the Paloma cocktail with lime, grapefruit, and tequila.
From Nourish and Fete
MOONSHINE CHERRY CHEESECAKE BITES
Coming from a family of bootleggers, I like my moonshine, though I can’t have much of it, since I’m such a lightweight – a fact I’m sure my ancestors aren’t so proud of. Now, I can keep family tradition alive by making these (perfectly legal) moonshine cherry cheesecake bites my gram and her badass family would have loved!
BROWN SUGAR BEER COOKIES
If you like soft cookies (I know I do!), this recipe is for you! These soft and chewy beer cookies stay soft even after days of storage!
From Jennifer Meyering
BERMUDA RUM CAKE
If you’ve ever been to the Caribbean and had one of their famous rum cakes, you know how amazing these little cakes can be! Well, you’re in luck now because here we have the best homemade rum cake recipe ever with a boozy sweet citrus cake topped with an addictive butter and dark rum caramel sauce!
From Jo Cooks
IRISH COFFEE CREME BRULEE
Creme Brûlée is a favorite at my house. Make an adults only version with this Irish coffee spiked recipe.
From Baking a Moment
BRANDIED PEACH COBBLER
Crunchy graham cracker crust and streusel topping, creamy cheesecake and whipped cream, and fresh, fruity peaches combine with bourbon for the ultimate boozy cheesecake. You can use canned peaches to enjoy this summery treat any time.
MILK + COOKIES SHOTS
Edible shot glass? Yes, please! Eat your cookies with milk spiked with Baileys Irish Cream. Yum!
CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES [PERFECT NEW YEAR’S DESSERT]
Pop open a bottle of bubbly for these tasty champagne cupcakes perfect for celebrating any time of the year!
BOOZY BLUEBERRY PANCAKE MILKSHAKE
Start drinking early and have dessert for breakfast with this boozy, tasty blueberry vodka milkshake that tastes just like blueberry pancakes.
DARK + STORMY STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
The classic British dessert gets an upgrade with spicy ginger and dark, tropical rum in a moist, melt-in-your-mouth cake topped with an easy butter rum sauce for an unforgettably boozy treat!
From Baking a Moment
DRUNKEN CHERRY CHOCOLATE CAKE
I love to eat loads of fresh cherries when they’re in season, but this cake is a definite upgrade – don’t tell Mother Nature I said that!
From Natasha’s Kitchen
KAHLUA CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
These chocolatey cupcakes would be perfect for an adults only birthday party! Fresh chocolate shavings sprinkled over Kahlua buttercream frosting gives this simple dessert an elegant flair.
From Veronika’s Kitchen
WHITE RUSSIAN CHEESECAKE BARS
White Russians were one of the first alcoholic beverages I liked after turning 21, along with my Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot. I think alcohol is an acquired taste, and sweet drinks help you get started. For a creamy, boozy, delicious dessert sure to please everyone who loves decadent desserts (and perhaps a nostalgic trip down memory lane, or is that just me?), check out this yummy recipe.
From Baking a Moment
The amazing sweet treats on this comprehensive list of 40 Incredible Boozy Desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with a fun, boozy kick! These recipes would be great for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations when spirits are high and flowing freely.
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