Adding new favorites to the traditional Thanksgiving dessert menu can be easily achieved by recipes that incorporate booze into the list of ingredients!
Alcohol that is cooked or baked mostly evaporates, but when added to unheated fillings and frosting, it maintains its alcoholic content, and, therefore, should be reserved for adults only.
These boozy dessert recipes incorporate alcohol into floats, pies, cakes, you name it — so this year, you can get a little bit of a buzz with your sugar high.
Beer and bacon pecan bars
A savory dessert, Beer and bacon pecan bars from The Beeroness combine pecans, various sugars, heavy cream, bacon and stout for a salty and sweet treat.
Chocolate and Irish cream cupcakes
A pretty little work of art with luscious chocolate and Irish cream, Chocolate and Irish cream cupcakes from A Salad For All Seasons has Irish cream hidden everywhere including in the cupcake batter and delicious ganache!
Spiked apple cider floats
Complete with ice cream, hard cider, bourbon, apple schnapps, and a homemade cinnamon simple syrup, these Spiked apple cider floats from Food Plus Words will impress.
Boozy pumpkin eggnog pie
Boozy pumpkin eggnog pie from Pineapple and Coconut is what happens when pumpkin, eggnog and Maker’s Mark Bourbon get together. We call it a party!
Boozy sparkling cranberries
A syrup made with Crown Royal Maple and brown sugar gives flavor to Boozy sparkling cranberries from Bake Love Give as they soak overnight in the refrigerator. Remove from syrup and roll in granulated sugar to give them sparkle.
Bourbon and spice cupcakes
Bourbon and spice cupcakes from Spicy Southern Kitchen are deliciously made with cinnamon and nutmeg and have a splash of bourbon in the batter and in the frosting, making them adult-only cupcakes.
Hard cider cinnamon cupcakes with Caramel whiskey apples and whiskey buttercream