Everything seems more delicious around the holidays. Suddenly the flavors of nutmeg, peppermint, caramel, and cranberry become the rock stars of desserts and drinks, causing everyone to have out of control cravings for food with these ingredients. You may be thinking, it doesn't get any better than my favorite Christmas cookies. But what if your favorite cookie was spiked with your favorite adult beverage? Then would you think it could get at least a little better? Make a move this year and explore some boozy desserts for the holidays.
You know how well the right dessert can pair with your favorite wine or cocktail — combining the two into one sweet and festive treat will send you into a blissful holiday dessert coma. It won't take long for one of these delicious boozy confections to win you over and convert you to an adult friendly dessert aficionado. A big bonus to this roundup, is that almost every one of these recipes is easy enough for even the most basic of baking novices to master. Most require few ingredients, and some don't even need to go in an oven, which is a huge score when you need to whip something up to take with you to a party.
This Christmas, instead of sticking to the same old recipes as always, try adding one of these seven boozy holiday desserts to your list and you just might find a new favorite.
1Kahlua Mocha Milkshake
Decadent spiked milkshake? Yes, please! Blend up this Kahlua mocha milkshake from Damn Delcious if you need to chase away the winter blues.
2Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake With Bourbon Glaze
Nothing says Christmas morning breakfast like a cup of coffee and bundt cake. A Spicy Perspctive's nutty cardamom bundt cake with bourbon glaze, takes breakfast to some next level deliciousness.
3Boozy Sparkling Cranberries
Stop what you're doing and make these boozy sparkling cranberries from Bake Love Give. With only five ingredients, you'll be able to whip up a big batch (and you might even share, if you feel like it).
4Peppermint Kahlua Oreo Cookie Balls
My Baking Addiction must have had me in mind when she created these peppermint kahlua oreo cookie balls, because they check every box for my favorite things in a dessert.
5Red Wine Chocolate Truffles
Enjoy the chocolate and red wine combo in one simple bite, with these red wine chocolate truffles from The Pastry Affair. These will go down way too easy.
6Boozy White Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake
Finish off a savory holiday meal with Bake Love Give's boozy white chocolate peppermint milkshake. It's the perfect dessert for any sweet toothed person.
7Leftover Christmas Pudding Strudel With Salted Caramel Rum Butter
The Sugar Hit's recipe for leftover Christmas pudding strudel with salted caramel rum butter has a little bit of everything that make a great dessert. Although the salted carmel rum butter sounds good enough to eat on it's own!