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21 Desserts Made All The Better With Booze (RECIPES)

02/24/2014 07:00am ET

If you've ever debated between an after-dinner drink or dessert, you've been living life all wrong. Boozy desserts are your friend -- your totally hedonistic, life-of-the-party friend that you want to hang out with at all times, especially at the end of the night.

Certain booze-filled dessert items -- like this alcoholic whipped cream or wine-infused popcorn -- may leave a bad taste in your mouth, but don't be swayed. When done correctly (as the Italians so often do) booze in desserts is a gift you don't want to pass up.

If you've never made a spiked dessert recipe or sought out an alcohol-filled treat, you've been missing out on one of the great food pairing genres of all time. Here are 21 times booze made dessert so much better.

1
Fudgy Bourbon Balls
Amanda Hesser via Food52
2
Whiskey Pear Tart
Pass The Sushi
3
Grapefruit Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet
Lemon Fire Brigade
4
Browned Butter & Bourbon Blondies
Saving Dessert
5
Stout Hot Chocolate with Stout Whipped Cream
The Beeroness
6
Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding
student epicure via Food52
7
Cannoli Tart
How Sweet Eats
8
Coconut Cajeta & Chocolate Fondue
hardlikearmour via Food52
9
Bourbon Marshmallow S'mores
How Sweet It Is
10
Tiramisu
Desserts With Benefits
11
Zeppole with Caramel Whiskey Sauce
Bell'alimento
12
Rum Apple Cake
colombedujour via Food52
13
Chocolate Porter Beer Tart With Porter Whipped Cream
The Beeroness
14
Kahlua Chocolate Pots de Creme & Thyme Whipped Cream
Verses from my Kitchen
15
Rum Truffles
Bakers Royale
16
Cognac Butterscotch Pudding
Kitchen Confidante
17
Boozy Chocolate Amaretto Semifreddo
Bell'alimento
18
Crepes With Blood Orange Sauce
Ichigo Shortcake
19
Baileys Mint Truffles
Bakers Royale
20
Brown Butter Rum Cannoli
Bakers Royale
21
Affogato allo Zabaglione
mrslarkin via Food5

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