A stiff drink and a decadent dessert are two of life’s great indulgences (read: reasons to live). But combining the two can yield mixed results. We tapped our DrinkWire contributors to come up with their favorite boozy dessert recipes, and these are five glorious examples of spiked sweetness.
British dessert meets Italian aperitivo in this creative Negroni Trifle. Made up of layers of Campari and gin-soaked sponge cake, custard, fruit and Jell-O, the dessert imparts the bitter essence of a Negroni in every creamy spoonful.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor The Gin Queen.
A tipsy riff on a root beer float, this take on the childhood classic is perfect to for cooling down on a hot day. Green Chartreuse ice cream is the star of the dish, and you’ll look like a pro when you make it from scratch. Top with your favorite brand of root beer, and sip away.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor DC Bev Co.
Nothing captures the season like the smell of fresh oven-baked apples. Think of this recipe as classic American apple pie, except with cognac instead of a crust. For extra decadence, feel free to top the dish off with some whipped cream or make it a la mode.
Get the recipe and check our more from DrinkWire contributor Jetsetera.
No one can resist a delicious bundt cake. This version ups the ante with fruity flavors like fresh cranberries and the citrusy zest of clementines. The glaze on top takes the whole cake to the next level with a healthy dose of fruity liqueur added in.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Bloomery SweetShine.
This sweet treat is the ideal way to greet summer. With just four simple ingredients, the icy concoction showcases one of the season’s holy fruits: watermelon. Here it’s stiffened with vodka and fresh lime juice for an adult twist that’s better than any ice-cream-truck snow cone.
Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Panna Cooking.
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