Theres nothing like all the festive cakes, cookies, and pies that come our way around the Holidays and baking with our spirits will definitely add another layer of flavor and zip to your treats. If you’re looking to try out something new or revisit a classic, these recipes from Liz Clements of Think Like a Baker will give you some inspiration. Let’s start with this gorgeous Spiced Rum and Almond Pound Cake. This showstopper of a cake is easy on the eyes and beyond delicious. Plus, adding our Spiced Rum to the batter, soaking syrup, and glaze gives this almond pound cake a kick that will keep you warm and bright this holiday season. Any eggnog fans out there? Have you ever tried an eggnog cake? This poke cake is a bit like a Tres Leches Cake, with light-as-air sponge cake, rich eggnog, and creamy whip. It is heavenly and sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your gathering. Now, our next cake is chock-full of candied ginger and laced with our Ginger Liqueur. This Gingerbread Snack Cake is cute as can be and will make a wonderfully spicy addition to your holiday table. And what could say Happy Holidays more than a Peppermint Patty Pie? Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate Vodka adds rich, chocolaty depth and a boozy kick, and the peppermint liqueur in the topping will put you in the holiday spirit in no time. You could jazz this up with all sorts of fun holiday decorations like cracked candy canes, shaved chocolate, or colorful sprinkles.
These next few treats would be perfect for those that like to gift with baked goods. We think you should strongly consider making these Spiced Rum Meltaways. Who doesn’t like buttery, delicate shortbread cookies kissed with Spiced Rum and orange zest? Are you a coffee lover? Try swapping the nutmeg for instant espresso and Spiced Rum for Coffee Liqueur to get your caffeine buzz and sweets all in one stop. Or maybe you would prefer to try your hand at some Ginger Molasses Cookies? Our spicy Ginger Liqueur makes these cookies taste like a warm hug. They’re perfect for curling up on a rainy day, yet special enough for your holiday table. The drizzled glaze looks oh-so-festive and really takes the visual appeal up a notch. Plus, did we mention there’s Ginger Liqueur in the cookies and the glaze? Now, for most of these, the spirits are used to add flavor and depth and aren’t really intended to bring a strong buzz. However, these Rum Balls might be a different story. Not for the faint of heart, these rum balls pack a boozy punch. Want some more good news? An oven is not needed to whip up these classic, adults-only treats, making them a welcome addition to your holiday prep list. And finally, why not give the gift of Boozy Caramel Sauce? Tie a ribbon or bow on the jar and watch their eyes light up. You and yours will love drizzling this boozy caramel sauce over ice cream, brownies, or cake. Try adding it to your coffee or using it to dress up your hot cocoa. This sauce works with any of the bake-able spirits — Spiced Rum, Brandy, Coffee Liqueur, or Ginger Liqueur.