We’re going to put this out there: We love dessert and we love drinking. And in a trend we are very excited about, people are finally starting to realize how perfectly those two things go together. Sure, there have been sweet wines and after-dinner drinks forever, but now there are more creative ways to blend booze and desserts than ever before. Here are five places guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and your parched throat.
Spirited Brooklyn: This just-opened "dessert speakeasy" features alcohol-infused desserts that are, according to Kimberly Wetherell, head baker and dreamer behind Spirited Brooklyn, “a little bit naughty.” The desserts use local liquors, bitters, tonics and beers. The menu––booze-infused “Mal-O’mores,” limoncello-and-linzer cookies, chocolate-ginger gin cake, to name just a few—will easily distract you from your day job.
Prohibition Bakery: The two women behind this small bakeshop on the Lower East Side came up with their idea for tiny, boozy cupcakes at a bachelorette party. And, in yet another ingenious move, the alcohol is added after baking, so you won’t miss an iota of punch.