Valentine’s Day is the most romantic time of the year. With most of the focus on fancy gifts and candlelit dinners, it’s crucial not to forget the importance of the perfect elegant dessert. Although a box of chocolates is the traditional option, we prefer our sweet treats with a little booze. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite boozy candies that you can make for you upcoming V-Day celebrations, whether it be a girls’ night or romantic date.
1. Rosé Gummies
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When Sugarfina started selling these eye-catching treats, they became the trendiest candy of 2016. Since then, many enterprising bloggers have been inspired to develop homemade recipes. With just four ingredients, these pink sweets could be a perfect last-minute gift for that special someone.
Get the recipe here, or buy Sugarfina’s version here.
2. Drunken Cherries
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Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, these are the perfect treats. Marinated in the alcohol of your choice, then dipped in white chocolate, these naughty cherries are guaranteed to be a delicious treat. You can even practice tying a knot in the stem once you’re finished!
Have you ever seen anything so decadent? Red wine lends a hand to make these truffles extra special. For extra festive decorations, the treats can be coated in a variety of colorful ingredients, such as freeze-dried berries or cocoa powder. These picture-perfect wine-spiked desserts were made to be shared!
Made with delicious layers, these colorful gummies will certainly bring out your creative side. The grapefruit layer is spiked with Campari while the pomegranate layer is infused with Grand Marnier. The candies can be cut into any desired shape, meaning you can get some boozy heart gummies ready for one of the most special days of the year.
You won’t have to buy any kitschy stuffed teddy bears when you have these truffles! Made with the rich flavor of Baileys Irish Cream, these chocolately delights will wow any date. The tasty bears can be decorated however you choose, though we love the version with little red bowties. Some heart-shaped eyes would add an extra Valentine’s touch!
Everyone loves a luxurious fudge, so adding some extra boozy fun is an obvious choice. Vodka gets thrown into a classic fudge recipe to create the perfect chocolate dessert with a kick. Orange zest turns it up a notch to give this treat a refreshing citrus flavor that no one can resist.
This is about as “healthy” as candy can get: a boozy sweet treat with a hearty dose of nutrients. Feeding your partner grapes is a romantic fantasy for some. These sparkling gems double the fun, soaking the fruit in Champagne and coating it in glistening sugar.