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These Vodka & Berry-Layered Cup Desserts Make For Absolute Flavour Explosions

By: Neelanjana Mondal

berry vodka desserts

It might seem like a weird combination and you might conjure up vodka running off the surface of blueberries like water, but that's hardly the case with the desserts in this article. Although contrasting the flavours of berries are enhanced by the vodka’s undetectable presence. That being said, berries, especially in layered form make for delightful desserts with whipped cream, and cake in between them.

These desserts are single-serve, quadruple or octuple depending on the number of people you intend to make the desserts for. They will love them, that is for sure, who doesn’t like a boozy dessert that is the perfect after-meal indulgence? Enter berry-licious desserts, that meet the flavourless vodka for the ultimate dessert that is a flavour explosion in a cup.

Strawberry Desserts Cups

Vodka-soaked strawberries fuse with whipped cream in this delightful dessert cup and if the strawberries aren't enough the booze will fill in the gaps of the ‘missing’ element.


60 gm strawberries
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Smirnoff vodka 
30ml heavy whipping cream
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Sliced strawberry and mint leaf for garnish (optional)


Thoroughly wash the strawberries, hull them and dry them.

Grab a large bowl, add the strawberries, vodka, and sugar and mix well. Wrap it with a plastic and let them macerate for an hour. 

Whip the heavy cream with sugar and vanilla next, until stiff peaks form and transfer into a pastry bag to pipe into a glass later, add the metal tip and refrigerate. 

Unwrap the strawberry mix and layer it into a mason jar or glass. If you dislike the juice, discard it by straining the strawberry, and just use the strawberry pulp. 

Bring out the piping bag and pipe a layer of whipped cream next. Repeat the layers until the glass or jar is full to the brim.
The top layer should be a generous amount of whipped cream.

Refrigerate for an hour or two before serving, and push a few slices of strawberry or mint leaves as a garnish for this delightful dessert.

Vodka Trifle Dessert

A trifle even without the booze is delicious, but a spiked version of it is just perfect after you've had your heavy meal, especially dinner. Serve this trifle after your next dinner party, guests will love it especially if they like the occasional drink and have a sweet tooth.

blueberry trifle


30 gm sponge cake (Vanilla)
15 ml vodka
70 gm instant vanilla pudding 
Coffee liqueur
15 gm blueberries (crushed)
60 ml whipped cream


Make the vanilla pudding first as per instructions on the pack, replacing 1/4th of the milk with coffee liqueur. While mixing crush whole blueberries and add the pulp to the pudding, mix.

Dice the sponge cake and place it in a martini glass, then pour the vodka into it. 

Layer the pudding over the sponge cake, top with whipped cream and serve.

Vodka Berry Cup Parfait

What can be better than blueberries and strawberries, perhaps raspberries? How about all three of them together, squashed and mixed with vodka? If that sounds like something you'd love to take a bite of, then this is the recipe for you.

vodka berry parfait


25 gm fresh strawberries
25 gm fresh raspberries
25 gm fresh blueberries
15 ml vodka
½  tsp sugar
60 gm vanilla yoghurt  
30 ml whipped cream
Mint leaf for garnish


Pulverise the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries then toss the berry trios with vodka and sugar to coat them completely and set them aside for the berries to soak in the vodka.

After around 10-15 minutes place this mixture at the bottom of a parfait glass, around a tablespoon of it.

Layer with vanilla yoghurt then add another spoonful of the vodka-infused berries on top of it.

Continue alternating the layers until you fill-up the glass and top it with a dollop of whipped cream.

Let the finished parfait bowls chill in the fridge for half an hour before serving.

Note: The whipped cream in all these recipes needs to be whisked with or without sugar (depends on how much sweetness you like) so it attains that airy, cloud-like structure. 

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