Sometimes a sweet treat is made even better with the addition of a little spice. If you’re not afraid of a little heat in your desserts, you’re going to love the new Red Hot Beignets at Walt Disney World.
This new menu item at Scat Cat’s Club in Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is a fresh beignet topped with crushed Red Hots and a sauce made from the beloved cinnamon candies. Oh, and they’re also served with a tube of Fireball whisky, designed to be injected straight into the pastry to make one sweet, spicy and boozy treat.
A serving of two beignets is selling for $9.99, according to Disney Food Blog. That website showed what these sinful new snacks look like on Instagram, as well, and my tongue is tingling just looking at it!
For the under-21 set or anyone who would like to enjoy the spicy cinnamon flavor of this treat without the alcohol, you can also reportedly get a Mickey Mouse-shaped, nonalcoholic Red Hot Beignet for $2.99.
You can see what a full order of the alcoholic Red Hot Beignets looks like in this Instagram post from WDW News Today, which reviewed the new dessert this week.
This new concoction isn’t the first time Disney has experimented with liquor and beignets, which are French pastries that are a staple of New Orleans cuisine.
Back in 2018, Walt Disney World rolled out a number of other boozy beignets, known as the Baton Rouge Beignets, with the option to inject a syringe of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlúa or RumChata into the pastry. According to the menu posted online, you can still get your hands on all three of these beignets at Scat Cat’s Club, with the option of two beignets for $14.99 or a single pastry for $7.99
Check them out in the photo below that was posted to Instagram by Disney Food Blog in July 2018.
Red Hot Beignets are not the only new development in beignets at Walt Disney World. New pastries, dubbed Just Take Three, inspired by the New Orleans-set Disney favorite “The Princess and the Frog,” will be making their debut at Disney Villains After Hours, a special event that sees the Magic Kingdom park stay open an extra three hours.
During 24 dates from Feb. 7 through July 10, guests can take in Villains Unite The Night, a fun production featuring classic Disney villains, including Maleficent and Jafar. Disney Villains After Hours also features special attractions and food.
The Just Take Three dessert consists of three beignets topped with powdered sugar served with vanilla ice cream, which is itself topped with whipped cream and chocolate ganache. The dessert gets its name from a lyric in the classic Disney song, “Friends From the Other Side.”