(Literally!) Intoxicating Desserts

Sangria Peach Compote with Ice Cream
Looking for a unique dessert recipe to serve at your next party? These desserts with alcohol will give guests something to buzz about. Cake recipes with beer, ice cream toppers with wine-soaked fruits, dessert cocktails, even ice pops made with wine—these dessert ideas are not to be missed.

Peaches & Cream Prosecco Cake

This dessert puts a boozy twist on the classic poke cake. After baking, soak the cake layers in a cup of Prosecco. Add a peach and Prosecco filling between each level and finish with a homemade whipped cream frosting. Peaches and cream have never tasted better!

Watermelon Margarita Pops

This is definitely our new favorite way to eat fresh watermelon. Just freeze watermelon slices in a mixture of orange zest, tequila, and orange juice, and voila! Margarita ice pops that are almost better than the real thing.

Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Whiskey Butter Sauce

What could make gooey, warm, comforting bread pudding any better? Irish whiskey, of course! Soaking the raisins in whiskey gives them a little extra punch, while adding more whiskey to the buttery sauce makes this dessert extra rich.

Guinness Float

Try this adults-only take on the classic root beer float when you're in the mood for something sweet and refreshing.

Baked Alaska with Rum Pudding Ice Cream

Rum-soaked fruit, rum-infused ice cream, and cake brushed with rum: We're fairly confident that if you like rum, you'll like this cake recipe.

Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries

Boozy desserts don't get much easier than this champagne cake. Start with a white box cake mix, replacing the water called for with champagne! For a showy presentation, serve with fresh strawberries on top.

Tequila-Spiked Apple Empanadas

Almost like mini apple pies, these empanadas are taken to the next level with a splash of tequila mixed into the buttery apple filling. A drizzle of tequila-spiked glaze ensures each bite packs plenty of spirit.

Honey-Rose Plum Cobbler

This cobbler's intoxicating edge comes from adding rose wine to the deliciously sweet plum filling. Golden brown biscuits are just the cherry on top of this mouthwatering dessert.

Bourbon-Chocolate Tipsy Cake

Calling all bourbon lovers! Added up, this chocolaty cake recipe with its booze-infused sauce has a full cup of bourbon.

Fruity White Sangria Pops

Give ice pops an adults-only spin by making these fruit-filled treats with a cup of white wine. When you add in strawberries, kiwi, and mango slices, these pops are just like sipping on a glass of sangria—just a little chillier.

Wine-Poached Pear Trifle

Not two tablespoons, not two cups, but two BOTTLES of red wine give this trifle dessert its intoxicating qualities.

Sparkling Rose Blueberry Floats

If regular ice cream floats seem too heavy, this grown-up float is the perfect solution. Just pour sparkling rose over blueberry granita and coconut gelato, then enjoy sipping on this light and fruity float.

Brandy-Kissed Snowflakes

This wintry white dessert cocktail gets its buzz from brandy and creme de cacao and its rich indulgence from ice cream and whipped cream. Bottoms up!

Brownies with Brandied Cherries

Chocolate, cherries, brandy...what's not to love? Brandy-simmered cherries make an intoxicating topper for a classic brownie recipe.

Rose Raspberry Tea Thyme Pop

Rose wine is synonymous with summer, but we took it a step further when we created these wine ice pops.

Bourbon Balls

Do you like chocolate? Do you like bourbon? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you must try this dessert recipe.

Stout Gingerbread with Lemony Hard Sauce

Beer in the batter and liqueur in the sauce will have you drunk with happiness after finishing a slice of this holiday-inspired cake recipe.

Poached Nectarines with Honey Ice Cream

Start by simmering nectarines in sweet Muscat wine, but don't you dare dump that cooking liquid—simmer it a bit longer until it makes a thick syrup to drizzle over the fruit and ice cream.

Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

With bourbon in the cake batter and the caramel sauce, this is one cupcake recipe guests will buzz about.

Chocolate Blitzen

Cheers to a chocolaty, boozy dessert that you drink!

Spiced Zinfandel Granita with Grapes and Cream

Don't scale back on red wine in summer months—freeze it into a fab icy dessert full of Zinfandel and cinnamon flavors.

Sangria Peach Compote with Ice Cream

Wine, brandy, and Cointreau combine with peaches to create a tipsy topper perfect for ice cream, cake, shortbread, or even eating with a spoon straight out of the saucepan.

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