Want to get creative with your alcohol? We have got you sorted! There are ways you can actually eat your alcohol. Yes, you read it right! From meals to desserts, liquor can be incorporated into a variety of delectable treats that won’t ruin your diet. There are numerous recipes out there that use various types of liquors to make delicious food items. Get your rhythm going with a bite of food rather than consuming those unwanted liquid calories that come with alcohol consumption.
These alcohol-infused bites will not give you a hangover while still keeping you cheerful for an upbeat party.
1. Beer Stuffed Mushrooms
To put an additional flavour profile to your stuffed mushrooms, sauté onions in your preferred beer. Combine with panko bread crumbs, cheese, and seasoning to make the ultimate party entree! Adding beer to this appetizer will bring out the flavour of the mushrooms even more beautifully.
2. Spiked Fro-Yo Cupcakes
Mix pecans, maple syrup, and coconut oil to form a crust, then press it tightly into an oiled cupcake tray. Combine the Greek yoghurt, coconut sugar, and vanilla vodka and pour over the crust. Chill it in a freezer for 5 to 12 hours or longer to create a delightful dessert that will make you feel like a child once again!
3. Rum Balls
These delectable treats are ideal for both your after-dinner drink and your dessert. A win-win situation! In a medium mixing bowl, mix crushed Oreos, some cocoa powder, any nuts, and cream. Begin with one-fourth cup of rum and incorporate more as required to achieve a consistency that maintains its form when rolled (If you add too much and they become too loose, put more cookie crumbs to achieve the perfect consistency; keep in mind that the crumbs soak up the fluids as they rest). Scoop dough into spheres with a small scoop. Roll in sprinkles to coat. Keep it in the fridge for at least 2 days before eating.
4. Tequila Spiked Salsa
Agavins (natural sugars) present in Mexican tequila is known to reduce glucose levels and leave you feeling fuller than artificial sugar. Thus, along with the tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt, pour in two tablespoons of your favourite tequila to your salsa. This snack will not only taste delicious, but it will also make you lose excess belly fat.
5. Mezcal Gazpacho Soup
Here is another delectable suggestion. To make a soup with a fantastic smokey taste, blend 2 ounces of creyente joven mezcal with the tomatoes and herbs and the rest of the ingredients of a typical gazpacho in a blender. As this soup is eaten cold, you can sense the smoked underground agave, which complements the roasted tomatoes.
6. Whiskey Marinated Chicken
When grilling chicken, spice things up with a whiskey marinade. Whiskey, honey, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, lime juice, and garlic are combined to make the marinade. It is a very flavourful way to boost certain proteins and give them an extra push.
7. Tequila Lime Shrimps
To add a bold taste to a shrimp dish, combine tequila and lime. All you have to do is sauté the shrimp in some oil and then add tequila and lime juice to it and cook it till the shrimps are done. Shrimp is a fantastic protein that is a must-have for those trying to reduce weight. You’ll be content and pleased if you put this shrimp to a salad, lettuce wrap, or stir-fry.
8. Beer-Braised Chicken
We were blown away by how inventively liquor can be used in various food items to spice it up a notch. You’ve probably heard of “beer can chicken,” but if you try it, make it this way: In a braising pot or slow cooker, put two pounds of chicken breast, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and flavourful herbs. Then add any local wheat ale to give the chicken a zesty, citrus flavour and to help break that down as it cooks. The result? Juicy and sumptuous chicken breasts!
9. Pina-colada Popsicles
Travel to the tropical areas with a healthier version of the famous island beverage. Pineapple, coconut milk, coconut water, and rum are blended to make Pina Colada popsicles. Keep it in a freezer for 12 to 24 hours in plastic cups with a stick (or those trendy Popsicle freezer moulds). Coconuts are high in nutrients that are good for your hair, skin, and also your energy. It also tastes pretty great. These snacks are a light and relaxing way to get a buzz without the bloat.
10. Boozy Melon Salad
Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are all excellent fruits for soaking in spirits. These delicious melons can be scooped out and soaked in a triple sec, fruit-based vodka, and a bit of pineapple juice with a scoop of ice cream. Cherish a fruit salad that is vivid in colour and big in taste after around 2 to 5 hours.
11. Infused Ice Pops
Who said that ice pops are only for children? Try ice pops with some of your beloved liquor. To reduce the artificial sugar content while maintaining that original sweet taste, mix Smirnoff Ice or Bud Light Straw-Ber-Itas with water or freshly squeezed fruit juice. Store it in a freezer for 8 to 12 hours, and you’ll have a dessert you will feel good about. You might also use liquor to dissolve and refreeze these kinds of popular weight management popsicles.
Apart from the 11 recipes above, there are also dips and sauces which when infused with alcohol, will work excellently with your food. Therefore, we have added this additional bonus section to help you make a complete meal that will make your taste buds say ‘WOW!’
12. Spicy Beer Mustard Sauce
Spicy beer mustard is a great way to amplify the taste of your grilled chicken or steak. Mustard seed has a lower calorie count and is said to aid in digestion. To make a dipping sauce unlike any other, combine brown and yellow mustard seeds, vinegar, honey, cayenne, allspice, turmeric, and dark beer.
13. Bourbon Peanut Butter
Try mixing whiskey with your peanut butter. It is also easy to prepare at home. Blend the peanuts after roasting them in a sauté pan, with brown sugar, raisins, and 3 ounces of whiskey. To bring a little more depth, we suggest Amador Whiskey; the notes of that whiskey (brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and spice) truly complement the other flavours. We’d like to warn you to be careful with the brown sugar and not overdo it.