Holiday party season is upon us, so it’s time to whip up some festive finger foods. Looking for a good option? We’re partial to these drunken cherries, which are sweet, adorable and perfect for the over-21 set of partygoers.
First, you soak maraschino cherries in the liquor of your choice. Dorothy of Crazy for Crust chose amaretto, but she suggests that a flavored vodka — such as whipped cream vodka — would be a tasty option as well. You can then dip the cherries in chocolate and sprinkles.
Be sure to keep these treats out of reach of the kids. They may look candy-like, but they’re definitely an adult indulgence.
These cherries can even be made to conform to various dietary restrictions. The “adult” maraschino cherries from This Mess is Ours are perfect for those who stick to a vegan and gluten-free diet. Her recipe also starts with fresh cherries, which might make you feel a little bit better about consuming this indulgence during the holidays. After all, fresh fruits and veggies tend to be scarce on most holiday party menus. The result is a super-pretty and delicious snack.
To make your boozy cherries appear extra festive, try rolling them in green, red or white sanding sugar, as suggested in this other recipe for Holiday Cheery Bombs from Delish.
Cherries aren’t the only snack that you can make taste like your favorite cocktail. If you’re looking for more alcoholic dessert options, you can also check out these boozy RumChata cupcakes. Whether you start with a cake mix or make them fully from scratch, these cinnamon-flavored treats are sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.
For New Year’s Eve, these champagne jello shots would be the perfect way to raise a toast to 2019.
For when the weather is downright frightful, there are many versions of boozy hot chocolates out there that will keep you warm and toasty. And for those who want to stay out of the kitchen altogether, check out these boozy Advent calendars.
Do you have a favorite alcoholic dessert recipe?