Her Shot: Boozy Desserts for Fall


Her Shot November 1, 2015 No Comments.

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As the temperature continues to drop, and the days shorten, it is our instinctual tendency to crave warm drinks, soft blankets, fireplaces (with fires, duh), and desserts. Even better, desserts with a twist, if you know what we mean (wink wink nudge nudge). The births of Pinterest, Buzzfeed, and food bloggers really brought boozy desserts into our hearts, because why would you want fudge brownies when you could have Guinness fudge brownies? So, today, we bring you our favorite fall inspired boozy desserts. No, it’s not just you; our mouths are watering too.

Bourbon
By far the most common alcohol to use in fall-themed desserts, Bourbon treats are the best mix of sweet and smoky around. To get started, try any one of these recipes to get you in the swing of things.

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting

Gluten-free Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Rum
While this typically wouldn’t be considered a dessert, it sounds too good to pass up. The next time you need to satisfy your nutritional quota, whip up some of these bad boys.

Rum-Spiked Roasted Caramelized Mango

Brandy
Hot chocolate season is on our doorstep, so give this adult version a try. We’re almost positive you’ll fall in love.

Boozy Orange Hot Chocolate Recipe

Kahlua
One of the more festive liqueurs around, Kahlua can pack a discrete punch in any dessert, but goes the best with chocolate.

Kahlua Chocolate Cake

Champagne 
You wouldn’t typically think to throw any bubbly in your desserts, but trust us, it works. It adds a pleasantly surprising “pop” to each bite. (yes, pun intended)

Champagne Cupcakes & Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Beer
It’s almost as if Guinness was made for cooking. The richness of the beer does not get lost in translation and makes for unique flavor combo in this dessert.

Guinness Chocolate Bundt Cake

Wine
Put the dark in dark chocolate with this interesting addition. While some claim to stay away from dark red wine, nobody will be able to stay away from this cake.

Chocolate Merlot Cake

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