While all my friends are hitting the gym and munching kale in pursuit of their New Year's resolutions, I've been experimenting in the kitchen, testing out all the naughty, boozy dessert recipes I can find, because 2017 is already off to a rocky start. Who's with me? Here are a few of my faves, and today's only Tuesday.
1. Peppermint Mocha Boozy Marshmallows
I mean, it's winter, so peppermint is perfect. These would be (ahem, ARE) fab in hot cocoa.
2. Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits
These probably don't contain any carbs at all, right? So they're okay with my new paleo diet, yes?
3. Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes
Try these now, then make them again for next New Year's Eve, at brunch. They're so sinfully good!
4. Sangria Cupcakes
The color, scent, and (of course) flavor of these remind me of summer. How many days til I can wear flip-flops again?
5. Jack + Coke Cupcakes
I'm not going to lie: what caught my attention first were the little Haribo gummy Cokes.
6. Boozy Birthday Bars
We're all going to be celebrating another birthday this year, so why not do it up right, with booze AND sprinkles?
7. Drunken Cherry Chocolate Cake
Okay, this takes FOR-FREAKING-EVER to make, but it's so, so worth it.
8. Spiked Eggnog Cupcakes
I confess: I love eggnog. And inside these mini cupcakes, you'll love it, too.
9. Boozy Oreos
I'll give you two good reasons to try this recipe. One, boozy. Two, Oreos.
10. Champagne Soaked Gummy Bears
Again, these would be ideal for a grown-up New Year's Eve party. So much easier to hold than a glass champagne flute.
11. Kahlua Tres Leches Cupcakes
So I made these last week, and I'm still dreaming of the way my kitchen smelled while they were baking.
12. Mango Tequila Sorbet
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT eat all of this in one go.
13. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake
This tastes like a long weekend at your Aunt Beth's house in Atlanta.
14. Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge
Aaand yes, why not, have some MORE bourbon! So tasty.
15. Easy Rum Balls
These are really simple to make, but they do take some time.
16. Drunken Cherries
Yes, these *do* taste as sweet as they look. Maybe try them for Valentine's Day?
17. Strawberry Mojito Sorbet
I wasn't sold on the strawberry mojito thing (mint? strawberry? together? what?), but this is so yummy!
18. Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel Sauce
This is all ooey-gooey boozy goodness.
19. Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
I've saved the best for last — these are my favorite!
Okay, so that was more than "a few" recipes, because reasons. Which of these grown-up lady treats will you try first?