Irresistible Spiked Strawberry Desserts For Your Next Soiree
The it-girl of the fruit world, strawberries bring a charming touch to drinks and food alike. And what happens when these sweet, juicy berries meet the daring character of spirits? It’s a match made in heaven and it’s only getting sweeter today. We’re whipping up spiked desserts that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also add a zing to your dessert repertoire.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Strawberry Compote
Let’s start with something simple yet sophisticated. Gently simmer your strawberries in a mix of sugar and 30 ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label. The whisky adds a smoky depth to the sweet strawberries. Spoon this over vanilla ice cream for an adult twist on a classic dessert.
Tanqueray No. 10 Strawberry Gin Cake
Imagine a light, fluffy sponge cake with a gin twist. Infuse your cake batter with a zest of lemon and 45 ml of Tanqueray No. 10. Once baked, top it with fresh strawberries and a gin-infused glaze. The gin’s botanicals add a refreshing note that cuts through the sweetness of the cake.
Baileys Strawberries and Cream Tarts
For these tarts, whip up a Baileys-infused cream filling with chopped strawberries. Fill buttery tart shells with this mixture and chill. The creamy texture and rich flavour of Baileys Original Irish Cream create a luxurious and indulgent treat that melts in your mouth.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with a Vodka Twist
Who can resist chocolate-covered strawberries? Let's elevate this classic by infusing it with 30 ml Ciroc vodka. Dip your strawberries in dark chocolate mixed with vodka (plain or flavoured, you decide!) for a little kick. The heat from the vodka and the bitterness of the chocolate meets the sweet strawberries to create a simple yet memorable party-pleaser.
Don Julio Blanco Strawberry Margarita Sorbet
Turn the classic strawberry margarita into a frozen delight. Blend strawberries with lime juice, a dash of sugar, and 30 ml of Don Julio Blanco. Freeze the mixture, and voila – you have a tangy, tequila-infused sorbet that’s both refreshing and exciting.
Captain Morgan Dark Rum Strawberry Trifle
Layer a classic sponge cake soaked in 30 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum with strawberries and a rich custard. The dark rum adds a warm, spicy undertone to the trifle, elevating this traditional dessert with a boozy kick. This can also be a great birthday cake idea for your rum-loving friends!\
Singleton 15 Strawberry Whisky Fool
Mix mashed strawberries with a hint of sugar and 30 ml of Singleton 15. Fold this into softly whipped cream for a simple yet elegant dessert. The whisky’s mellow fruitiness blends seamlessly with the fresh strawberries, creating a dessert that’s both light and indulgent.
Each of these desserts marries the freshness of strawberries with the distinct characters of spirits, creating combinations that are both surprising and delightful. Whether it's the smoky touch in a compote or the botanicals in a cake, these spirited strawberry desserts promise a unique ending to any meal.