There’s nothing better than drinking a refreshing cocktail, except eating a dessert that tastes like one of your favorite cocktails!
Cocktail inspired desserts are the perfect way to start your weekend or toast the end of summer. The fresh fruit with a dash of booze wrapped in dessert is a delicious time. Whether it’s peach mojito cupcakes or margarita-flavored tart, when you infuse sweets with alcohol, something magical happens.
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1. Raspberry Champagne Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
Raspberry Champagne Cake is made up of champagne infused cake with raspberry champagne jam and vanilla buttercream. Make and serve this cake to share with your girls for a fun girls night in or make it as a sweet treat for Mother’s Day. The combination of champagne and raspberries is something undeniably and truly delicious. Plus, that bright red color from the raspberry jam is striking and beautiful! Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
2. Bailey’s Irish Cream Macarons
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
These Bailey’s Irish Cream Macarons are crispy and chewy with a creamy Bailey’s Buttercream filling. The macarons have espresso powder mixed into the meringue, so the coffee flavor is a nice compliment to the Irish Cream. The Bailey’s in the buttercream filling makes it light and airy looking like fresh whipped cream. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
3. Moscow Mule Cupcakes
Found from Life, Love and Sugar
This Moscow Mule cupcake recipe tastes just like the cocktail. A fresh ginger cupcake is topped with creamy ginger-lime frosting and you will love them so much!
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4. Margarita Tart
Found from Flour Arrangements
This margarita tart is a fresh take on a classic cocktail. This tart starts off with a tortilla chip crust, how cool is that?! The crust is then filled with fresh lime juice, tequila and triple sec in a smooth and creamy custard.
5. Whiskey Sour Cupcakes
Found from Beth Cakes
One taste of this spiked sweet cupcake, and you’ll know right away that it’s mimicked after the whiskey sour! Use fresh lemon juice and zest in this recipe for a bold sour flavor!
6. Bellini Pops
Found from Fine Cooking
These bellini pops are super refreshing and perfect for the hot weather but honestly, I can have them all year round. The combination of ripe summer peaches and Prosecco makes for a sweet frozen treat that tastes a lot like the popular cocktail.
7. Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfait
Found from PureWow
This dessert is the perfect mashup of cookies n cream and Bailey’s Irish Cream. This layered treat is rich and creamy that has delicious layers of crunch throughout. You can’t lose with this boozy parfait.
8. Peach Mojito Cupcakes
Found from Pizzazzerie
This dessert will quickly become a summer staple. The fresh peach is sweet and the fresh mint is bright. The combination of this cupcake is bright and bold that tastes just like a sweet peach mojito cocktail.
9. Gin Tonic Cheesecake
Found from BBC Good Food
Here’s a perfect sweet treat for a grown-up party. This fabulously zingy gin and tonic cheesecake is the best combination of your favorite cocktail and creamy dessert.
10. White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes
Found from Magnolia Days
These mini white Russian bundt cakes have the cocktails classic flavors. A blend of Kahlúa, vodka, and cream makes up for an insanely good dessert. Think how amazing these mini bundt cakes will be for holiday entertaining. (Here are the mini bundt cake pans I use to make these cakes).
11. Mint Julep Cupcakes
Found from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
Mint Julep always makes me think of the Kentucky Derby. The only thing missing from this recipe is a large flower hat. This recipe uses the good stuff, Kentucky Bourbon and crème de menthe liquor for a kick of flavor. You’ll be so impressed with these cupcakes taste because they’ll taste just like the cocktail!
12. Red Wine Chocolate Truffles
Found from Sugar and Charm
Here is a NO Bake recipe that anyone can make. Easily make these Red Wine Chocolate Truffles with your favorite red wine and dark chocolate. Dip and roll into different toppings to mix up flavors and textures like freeze-dried raspberries or cocoa powder with chocolate drizzle.
13. Boozy Raspberry Lemon Souffle Cheesecake
Found from Cooks with Cocktails
This lemon souffle cheesecake is the ultimate dessert for any dinner party or celebration you might be hosting. This cheesecake is rich and decadent with a boozy twist. The booze is in the flavorful raspberry that gets poured on top of the creamy lemon souffle cheesecake!
14. Cucumber Gin and Tonic Sorbet
Found from Bourbon and Honey
This chilly and refreshing Cucumber Gin and Tonic Sorbet is the perfect icy cocktail dessert. Super refreshing, this icy sorbet might just be my new favorite happy hour treat to survive the summer heat. The cucumber makes it all the more refreshing!
15. Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes
Found from The Cake Blog
For those who haven’t ever had this cocktail, it’s a combination of orange juice, grenadine, and tequila and it looks just like a sunrise. This cupcakes taste just like a Tequila Sunrise but won’t leave you hungover the next day!
Get love-drunk off of these cupcakes inspired by your favorite boozy beverages. Whether you are toasting the end of summer or just enjoying the weekend you be so happy with these delicious cocktail desserts!
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