5 Boozy Treats
Get a buzz while satisfying your sweet tooth.user rating
It’s summertime. You deserve a treat. Why not satiate your sweet tooth while getting a little buzz at Dallas’ Gourmet Ice Cream Bar, located in specialty shop Chocolate Secrets, where you can find soft-serve ice cream mixed with booze. Options like Wine Ice Shots, three shot glasses of homemade sorbet floating in apple ice wine; the Beer Float, three scoops of Apricot Ale Sorbet in Pyramid Apricot Ale; and The Champagne Float, mango-bourbon ice cream and a mini bottle of champagne, make a great case for braving the scorching heat. If you’re outside of Texas, here are a few other slightly boozy sweets that will hit the mark. —Denise Shoukas
Anette’s Chili Lime Tequila Tortilla Brittle
A hint of spice and lime, organic tortilla chips, roasted pumpkin seeds and a splash of tequila make for a tipsy snack (though you’d probably have to eat a lot of this to feel it). If tequila flavor isn’t your thing, try Anette’s other brittles, like Firey Beer with Spanish Peanuts or Triple Nut Bourbon with Pistachios, Almonds and Pecans.
Anette's Chili Lime Tequilla Tortilla Brittle is a 2011 sofi Awards Finalist
MSRP: $9.95/8 ounces
Bissinger’s Chocolate Covered Wine Grapes
Sweet Muscat grapes are infused with Shiraz wine and coated with Bissinger's legendary 60 percent dark chocolate. Pair with your favorite libation or snack on them alone. You’ll get a burst of wine with each bite.
These chocolate-covered wine grapes were also named a 2011 sofi Awards Finalist
MSRP: $17/8-ounce box
Lillie Belle Farms Chocolate Cups
Try these chocolate cups for a cocktail-inspired sweet treat. Filled to the brim with quality liquors, like Don Julio Anejo, Makers Mark, Monopolova Vodka or Organic Nation Gin, these handcrafted cups use organic, couverture-grade cocoa, so you get the best of the best in every bite.
MSRP: $12/5-piece box
Sugar Poofs White Russian Marshmallows
A fluffy concoction of coffee liqueur, Irish Cream and cane sugar, White Russian Marshmallows are perfect for adult s’mores by the campfire or for dropping into a cup of spiked cocoa. These gourmet marshmallows are handmade and hand-cut, and available in seven additional flavors.
MSRP: $12/10 marshmallows