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15 Adults-Only Indulgent Desserts

Posted On : 25 February 2015 | Category : Recipe Lists

Some weeks, neither a dessert nor a cocktail alone can beat the stress. Teamed up in these boozy desserts, however, they’re a one-two punch that will drive the worries back to work hours.

Add these restaurants and shops to your GPS for some standout boozy desserts, no baking or cooking required.

By Linnea Zielinski


1. Apple-Rum Sauce

Sometimes the simplest touch takes a dessert from splurge-worthy to indulgent. This seasonal drizzling sauce is just the touch for everything from fruit to cake.

Recipe: Apple-Rum Sauce

 

 

 


2. Chocolate-Bourbon Tart

This rich tart is like a dark-chocolate truffle in a crisp, flaky cocoa crust. Bourbon adds a wonderful smokiness; be sure to heat it carefully with the sugar so it doesn’t ignite.

Recipe: Chocolate-Bourbon Tart

 


3. Red-Wine Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake may be a perennial at children’s birthday parties, but there’s nothing childish about this cake. Red wine adds a sophisticated flavor note to this already rich and colorful dessert.

Recipe: Red-Wine Velvet Cake

 


4. White-Chocolate Semifreddo

Exceptionally creamy yet surprisingly light and airy, this amaretto-spiked white-chocolate dessert is an ideal finale for a romantic dinner for two.

Recipe: White-Chocolate Semifreddo

 

 


5. Rum Balls

Served chilled, these balls are formed when a batch of brownies is broken into bits, flavored with dark rum, and rolled. Just make sure these boozy brownie bites don’t disappear all in one night.

Recipe: Rum Balls

 


6. Beet Cake with Bourbon Sauce

Michel Nischan’s supermoist beet cake is layered with a silky, rich whiskey custard that packs a satisfying punch.

Recipe: Beet Cake with Bourbon Sauce

 

 


7. Mango Mojito Popsicles

Sweet, juicy mango and fragrant mint are an unbeatably refreshing combo — especially when spiked with a shot of rum.

Recipe: Mango Mojito Popsicles

 

 

8. Bourbon-Nectarine Ice Cream Sundaes with Pound-Cake Croutons

This is an excellent grown-up version of an ice cream sundae, made with lush nectarines cooked in bourbon. The best part: the crisp, buttery pound-cake croutons.

Recipe: Bourbon-Nectarine Ice Cream Sundaes with Pound-Cake Croutons

 


9. Wine Slushes

These sweet, ruby-red slushes contain a pinch of matcha powder; its earthiness balances the rich red wine and sugar that dominate the dessert.

Recipe: Wine Slushes

 

 


10. Double Bourbon-Pecan Pudding

Don’t let this dessert’s innocent looks fool you. It may look like a lunchbox feature of your childhood, but there’s bourbon folded into both the chocolate and whipped cream layers for a doubly indulgent treat.

Recipe: Double Bourbon-Pecan Pudding

 

 

 


11. Amaretto Truffles

These rich truffles, accented with sweet almond liqueur, make a great hostess gift or dessert tray accent this holiday season.

Recipe: Amaretto Truffles

 

 


12. Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles

This sweet-tart take on the usual whiskey sour is just right for summer and packed with and abundance of fresh seasonal fruit.

Recipe: Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles

 

 


13. Maple-Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake

While this delicious, simple cake bakes, a sweet, rich sauce forms in the bottom of the dish.

Recipe: Maple-Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake

 

 


14. Almond-Apricot Tart with Whipped Cream

Rings of apricots top this tart for a flowerlike effect, but once you take a bite, the decor won’t be the most impressive part of this dessert. The filling has a bit of amaretto in it.

Recipe: Almond-Apricot Tart with Whipped Cream

 


15. Blueberry Cabernet Cheesecake Popsicles

Rich, creamy, and fruity, these decadent wine-laden popsicles have everything you love in a traditional cheesecake — and more.

Recipe: Blueberry Cabernet Cheesecake Popsicles

 

 

Source: delish.com