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By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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Beer-Spiked Desserts for Memorial Day
Credit: HECTOR SANCHEZ

Up your Memorial Day dessert game with these awesome beer-spiked recipes.

1. Porter Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Caramel Sauce

Porter Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Caramel Sauce
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This richly flavored cake features quintessential Irish ingredients such as dark porter beer, dark brown sugar and whiskey.

© CON POULOS © CON POULOS

This richly flavored cake features quintessential Irish ingredients such as dark porter beer, dark brown sugar and whiskey.

2. Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
This dessert, created by pastry chef Cory Barrett, is an ode to star chef Michael Symon's father, Dennis, who loves beer, pretzels and chocolate.
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This dessert, created by pastry chef Cory Barrett, is an ode to Michael Symon's father, Dennis, who loves beer, pretzels and chocolate. The ice cream has a strong, malty Guinness flavor that goes supremely well with the salty, milk chocolate–covered pretzels. If you don't want to make the chocolate-covered pretzels, they're easy enough to buy.

Star chef Michael Symon's delicious ice cream has a strong, malty Guinness flavor that goes supremely well with the salty, milk chocolate-covered pretzels.

3. Cherry Lambic Crisps

Beer-Spiked Desserts for Memorial Day
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Kriek—lambic beer fermented with cherries—intensifies the fruit flavors in these crisps.

4. Chocolate-Stout Tiramisu

Chocolate-Stout Tiramisu
This ginger-spiced cake is soaked in a chocolate stout reduction.
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This ginger-spiced cake is soaked in a chocolate stout reduction.

For this rich tiramisu, chef Jason McCullar soaks ginger-spiced cake in a reduction made with chocolate stout (Rogue brewery makes a good version) before layering it with mascarpone cream.

5. Sour-Cherry Lambic Sorbet

Sour-Cherry Lambic Sorbet
Credit: © Frances Janisch

"Above all, sorbet should taste--and feel--almost like eating fresh fruit," says ice cream maven Jeni Britton.