The ingredients of any good party are delicious desserts and an open bar. But what do you get when you mix the two? The best of both worlds!
It’s International Vodka Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday than giving you a few ideas to spice up your next gathering. Combine the party-favourite spirit with desserts to create boozy treats that would elevate your menu instantly.
Boozy desserts are not a new phenomenon by any measure. We’ve all tried (and loved) rum-infused cakes and other liquor-based confectionery. Flavoured vodka popsicles have also been around for a minute and make for the perfect treat during poolside parties and barbeques.
We’ve curated vodka-based dessert recipes from some of the best restaurants around the country that you can try easily, the next time you’re looking to have a good time…
Delicious Vodka-Based Dessert Recipes
1. Sinful Almond Dessert
By Chef Sidharth Sharma, Corporate Chef, Moonshine Food Ventures, Gurugram
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 and half lts water
- 300 gms dark brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 200 gms of ground almonds (shelled and unshelled)
- 1 lime (zest)
- 2 and a half lts milk
- 60 ml Vodka
- Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl.
- In a saucepan on medium heat, add the water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat until you have a golden syrup.
- Add the almonds and lime zest and stir until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Stir the milk in gradually.
- Beat the egg yolks, then add to the milk mixture.
- Bring to a boil again on medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Pour into a serving dish, add vodka and refrigerate for at least two hours.
- Garnish with ground almonds.
- Serve chilled, preferably after being refrigerated overnight.
2. Spolica Black Forest Polish Vodka Gateau
By Ganesh Rajaram Amkar, Executive Sous Chef, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
- (For the chocolate sponge)
- 330 gms eggs
- 150 gms sugar
- 150 gms cake flour
- 60 gms cocoa powder
- 135 gms hot water
- 75 gms melted butter
(For the chocolate mousse)
- 190 gms egg yolk
- 150 gms sugar
- 75 gms cream
- 400 gms of 54% dark chocolate
- 15 gms gelatine
- 500 gms whipped cream
- 120 ml Spolica Vodka
- 200 gms cherry compote
(To make the chocolate sponge)
- Beat eggs with sugar until they increase three times in volume. If the batter forms thick ribbons, you’ve got the right consistency.
- Sift flour and cocoa powder into the batter.
- Fold in the dry ingredients gently. Be careful to not overmix.
- Add cake batter to an oiled or parchment paper-lined baking pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Poke the cake with a toothpick to check whether it’s cooked properly or not.
(To make the mousse)
- Melt the chocolate with the cream until smooth and homogenous.
- Cool the mixture to room temperature (this should take about 15 minutes).
- Fold the whipped cream into the melted chocolate and add bloomed gelatin to it.
- Chill in the refrigerator until set.
(To assemble the dessert)
- Soak the sponge cake with vodka.
- Layer the cake with chocolate mousse as frosting.
- In between every layer, add cherry compote.
- After making three layers, cover the cake with dark chocolate chavings and cherries, depending on your preference.
- Serve and enjoy!