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5 Boozy Desserts That Will Have You Drooling

Need You Tonight. Image: Paula Lukas

Dessert drinks have come a long way since the Espresso Martini. And while we realize cocktails are already an indulgence, what’s wrong with combining our two favorite vices—dessert and booze?

With boozy desserts back in fashion, we’re on the hunt for new, exciting recipes. We tapped our DrinkWire contributors to see what kind of boozy desserts they would come up with. These are five recipes worth saving.

  • Boxer’s Tot

    James T. Fransioli

    If you love craft beer and whiskey—and c’mon, who doesn’t?—we’ve found your new jam. This concoction balances rye whiskey with Southern Tier Crème Brûlée imperial stout, resulting in a creamy, rich drink that’s so decadent you’re going to want another right away.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor James T. Fransioli.

  • Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

    Intoxicology

    Boozy milkshakes are no longer just a trend. You can find them at bars and restaurants across the country, and our sweet tooth couldn’t be more thankful. If you’d prefer to make them at home, this banana-cream-pie-inspired version will have you swooning.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Intoxicology.

  • Triple Chocolate Boulevardier

    Gastronomista

    Chocolate Campari? Oh, yes, it can be done. A simple infusion takes this gorgeous riff on the classic Boulevardier to a whole new level.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Gastronomista.

  • No-Bake Strawberry Coconut Verpoorten Cake

    the Niche Import Co.

    If you’re not much of a baker, a boozy no-bake cake is going to be just what you’re looking for. Bonus points if you actually make it into a heart shape.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Niche Import Co.

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  • Need You Tonight

    Need You Tonight. Paula Lukas

    This rye sipper proves dessert drinks can be just as complex as any other cocktail. The Need You Tonight combines rye with rich dark chocolate, rock candy, sour cherries, citrus and cinnamon for a sophisticated dessert cocktail that’s tasty and not overwhelmingly sweet.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Paula Lukas.