She gave you life, has made you thousands of dinners, and is there whenever you need her. What have you done for her lately? Redeem yourself this mother’s day with chocolate and bourbon! Who doesn’t love chocolate? And obviously if you’re reading this blog you’re a fan of bourbon.
With Mother’s Day around the corner why not surprise the mom you love with a homemade bourbon dessert. Keep reading for our favorites! Our typical favorite dessert flavor, Salted Caramel, even sneaks an appearance.
We’ve curated a variety of options depending on your skill level in the kitchen. If you could guest star on the Food Network give the Hazelnut and Bourbon Torte a try. If you’re more comfortable drinking bourbon than cooking with it you can tackle a Bourbon Bacon Root Beer Float. We promise – you can handle it!
Bourbon Bacon Root Beer Float
We decided to start with the easiest dessert on this list. If you can pour your bourbon in a glass you can successfully recreate this old time favorite. Pick up some fountain shoppe glasses and paper straws to make the experience complete. The bourbon of choice for this float would have to be Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select for it’s strong vanilla flavor and dash of pepper.
To kick it up a notch try using Small Town Brewery’s Not Your Father’s Root Beer! If you’re feeling extra decadent – replace the vanilla ice cream with one with a caramel swirl. Guaranteed to please.
Get the full recipe from Cake N Knife, click here
Those of us in Chicago are crossing our fingers for Spring to arrive – when it does be ready with these cool deep chocolate and bourbon treats! Since the alcohol doesn’t get cooked off they’re not for kids but you may be feeling like one after eating one of these adult pudding pops. Stick with a bourbon that has a sweet finish like Willett Pot Still Reserve.
Get the full recipe from Fine Cooking, click here
Brown Butter Bourbon Cookies
I’ve made brown butter salted caramel cookies and this bourbon alternative seemed like a natural progression. Buffalo Trace is one of our favorites and brings a terrific brown sugar and spice flavor to the cookie. These need to sit in the fridge overnight so plan ahead when you’re baking these goodies.
Get the full recipe from Serious Eats, click here
Hazelnut and Bourbon Torte
Thick, rich and deep – everything we look for in a drink and a dessert. Bourbon is found within the cake as well as the glaze. The favorite woman in your life will want to save this recipe for the holidays – once this gets out there will be no room for pumpkin pie! Have a hot cup of coffee waiting – or even a glass of Maker’s Mark 46 to complement the roasted nut, toffee and dark chocolate finish.
Get the full recipe from Maker’s Mark, click here
Once you’ve tackled these sweet treats we know you’ll feel confident adding bourbon into everyday recipes. Remember – it doesn’t always belong in the glass.
*Image and recipe credits to the original authors linked after each recipe.