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Raise your plate and say cheers to the newest idea in cooking and entertaining - booze infused treats! Already-delicious desserts are loaded with extra flavor when you add a hint of spirits to batters, frosting and more. From martinis and daiquiris to grasshoppers and tequila sunrises, you can turn your favorite cocktail into an intoxicatingly delicious treat for your next adult party. Booze-Infused Cakes, Cupcakes and Treats Drunken Strawberry Shortcake Harvey Wallbanger Cupcakes Mai Tai Cheesecake Chocolate Martini Swirls Cosmopolitan Caketail Grasshopper Cupcakes Straight-Up Bourbon Balls Dreamy Creamsicle Loaf Hot Buttered Rum Cake Hard Lemonade Layer Cake Mini Mountain Mudslides Mint Julep Cupcakes Tequila Sunrise Bundt Cake Pucker-up Margaritas Toast to Champagne Cake Carmelicious Appletini Cupcakes Fuzzy Navel Chiffon Cake After-Dinner Drink Cupcakes Singapore Sling Trifle Tootsie Cake Roll Strawberry Daiquiri Mini Cakes Drunken Peach Pie Bars Grasshopper Brownies Glazed Lush-ious Lemon Cakes Strawberry Tipsy Torte Pear Martini Crisp Toasted Pina Colada Pie Spiked Eggnog Cream Puffs Loaded Sandwich Cookies Boozy Brownie Swirls Rum-Spiked Cherry Cobbler Punchy Crunchy Pecan Pie Boozed-Up Banana Trifle Boozy-Woozy Chocolate Raspberry Cups Mudsicle Squares Grown-Up S'Mores Black Forest Brownies Jammin' Vanilla Cheesecake Poked Cake Shots Schnapp-y Chocolate Cake Balls Cheeky Chocolate Fondue Punchy Peach Fondue Raspberry and Chocolate Shot More Shots and Shooters Shot-sicles and Other Frozen Treats Mango Pops Pina Colada Pops Mimosa Ice Daiquiri Pops Root Beer Pops Cosmo-Sicles B-52 Ice Cream Bomber Just Peachy Bellini Pops Choco-Sicles 'Root Beer' Slush Cherry Vodka Granita Twisted Ice Cream Tiramisu Bombsicle Ice Razzy Yo-Pops Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie Punchy Pops Lemon-Rum Creamsicles Kiwi Colada OJ-Gin Pops Grasshopper White Russian Granita Lime-Pear Sorbet Brandy Slush Bombed Pops Blasted Berries Peppermint Shiver Bullfrog Freeze
I don't know about y'all, but I like to have my cake and drink it too. Let me rephrase, if I can get drunk off of a cupcake, best believe I'm going to do it. Thanks to amateur seamstress and author Peg Couch, we now have a recipe book at our disposal that highlights 75 Booze-Infused Recipes and it's called Spiked Desserts. Imagine delicacies like Hard Lemonade Layer Cake, Drunken Peach Pie Bars, Spiked Eggnog Cream Puffs and a Twisted Ice Cream Tiramisu. The book is littered with colorful photos of all 75 recipes, along with instructions for making the dish, the amount of alcohol needed for each recipe, and advice for baking with booze. We got a copy of the book sitting in our office, we'll share a few recipes with you over the next couple weeks. If we can stay sober long enough to post them.
I don't really drink alcoholic beverages, but I don't mind it when they're mixed with desserts. Spiked Desserts has recipes for both baked treats and frozen goodies. There's a lot of variety when it comes to the liquor used. Right now, I'm eyeing the grasshopper cupcakes. It's mostly creme de menthe, which I like. A special thumbs up for the food styling, too. It's a little more up-close than I would have liked, but it's still very pretty. Thanks to NetGalley and Fox Chapel Publishing for the e-ARC. Publication date for Spiked Desserts is on May 1, 2012. THE GOOD: Gorgeous layout. Interesting recipes. Enticing photos. THE BAD: Some of the ingredients may be hard to find, especially if you don't live in the U.S. FAVORITE QUOTE/S: Come in and make yourself a drink... and a drink-inspired dessert. READ IT IF: You like booze. You like desserts. You like baking. RATING: 4 stars
There is nothing I like more than dessert, except perhaps a dessert made with liquor! And this collection of delish boozy desserts fits the bill. Each dessert comes with a mouth-watering photo and easy-to-follow instructions. This is an ideal cookbook for any dessert-lover who loves the taste of alcoholic in their dessert. I found the instructions comprehensive and user friendly. I particularly liked the Champagne cake (clever to use maraschino cherry juice) and the recipe for drunken strawberry shortcake. There are a also a variety of interesting 'popsicle' recipes you can make using your favorite adult beverage. This is a great gift party gift, and would be delectable served as a dessert to a booze-appreciative crowd. 5 stars. Excellent book.
Raise your plate and say cheers to the newest idea in cooking and entertaining - booze infused treats! Already-delicious desserts are loaded with extra flavor when you add a hint of spirits to batters, frosting and more. From martinis and daiquiris to grasshoppers and tequila sunrises, you can turn your favorite cocktail into an intoxicatingly delicious treat for your next adult party.
From martinis and daiquiris to grasshoppers and tequila sunrises, you can turn your favorite cocktail into an intoxicatingly delicious treat for your next adult party.
About the Author
Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and book acquisition editor at Fox Chapel Publishing. She served as the style editor for Tree Craft and editor of the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series. Fox Chapel Publishing crafts information for a hands on world. With over 350 backlist titles, two magazines and over 90 new books each year - Fox Chapel specializes in educating and inspiring crafters working in a variety of mediums including sewing, woodworking and others.