Every now and again, I pitch a column and straight away suppose higher of it. For this trouble of Flagpole, I thought, “Hey, how about cakes made with booze?” And even as that seems like a great concept, it does require eating a number of desserts, and I have extra of a salt enamel than a sweet one. Still, if you’re the form of person who prefers to quit a pleasant meal with a neat glass of single-malt scotch (I am!) or a narrow goblet of fancy sherry, you may from time to time need to step out of doors your liquid weight-reduction plan and attempt a number of those desserts.
Heirloom Cafe, in Boulevard, has a quite significant dessert menu, consisting of a few adorable ice cream sandwiches, the flavors for which switch out from time to time. At this heat time of year, you could treat your self to the Garden Party, which puts a widespread scoop of limoncello sorbet among two crisp lavender shortbread cookies. Is it clean? Yes. Is it cute? For sure. Is it boozy? Not surely. The lemon and lavender overpower the liqueur taste, and even though it’s a nice dessert, it’ll no longer provide you with whatever drawing near a buzz.
Condor Chocolates, in Five Points, does a bourbon truffle, made with the real stuff. It’s as state-of-the-art however still palate-friendly as maximum of the stuff the store makes (in assessment to the cacao palms race pursued with the aid of many artisan chocolatiers, which ends up in stuff that’s rattling close to inedible). How boozy is it? It has a pleasant, robust bourbon taste, however you’d in all likelihood should pop an entire box to feel any impact. Still, it’s an amazing compromise between drink and dessert.
Downtown, Clocked does what it calls “shaketails,” that are milkshakes made with grown-up elements, indexed at the returned of the specials menu. At the moment, you can get a Church Lady (Irish whiskey, almond liqueur and chocolate ice cream), a Jittery Ivan (vodka and espresso) or a Blackberry Bramble (gin, crème de cassis, vanilla ice cream). The latter is pretty quite, with a spray of thyme jauntily poking up out of the whipped cream, and it has a cute taste. How boozy is it? It’s not a specifically robust drink, especially for $nine, however it is clearly a drink, and a amusing one.
Stronger however less subtle and pretty are the alcohol-infused milkshakes at Grindhouse Killer Burgers, on Lumpkin just down from Five Points. Available upstairs in the bar or downstairs inside the restaurant, they’re $8.Ninety nine and are available 5 flavors: El Duderino (coffee shake, coffee liqueur, vanilla vodka), Stimulus Package (Oreo shake, chocolate syrup, peppermint schnapps), Monkey Wrench (chocolate peanut butter malt, banana liqueur, vanilla vodka), Cinnamon Toast Crunk (horchata vodka, cinnamon toast crunch shake) and Booty Shake (peach shake, peach whiskey). Are they boozy? Indeed they’re. They’re the equivalent of a cocktail, although they suffer a touch as milkshakes as a end result, being on the thinner side.
One of the house specialties at DePalma’s (all locations) is its zuppa inglese, which means “English soup” in Italian. Much like tiramisu, it’s a trifle-esque dish that involves soaking a baked precise (in this example, sponge cake) in a liquid, then layering it with creamy stuff. The liquid at DePalma’s is rum, no longer the conventional natural liqueur, and even though the dessert doesn’t to start with sense particularly strong, gravity plus time mean that the nearer you get to the bottom of the dish, the extra you’ll experience the consequences. How boozy is it? Surprisingly! Not enough to require ID to order it, but greater than you’d suppose.
Among the numerous snoball flavors at Buvez (on Barber Street, in Boulevard)—cherry, lemon, chocolate made with Condor syrup, espresso with one thousand Faces, Nola Nectar, ginger-hibiscus—are a pair which are geared to grown-ups, despite the fact that they’re now not listed on the equal board. Ask the bartenders, and that they’ll inform you that, in the interim, you may both spike the ginger-hibiscus with caperitif (a South African chenin blanc-primarily based aperitif with floral flavors) or the lemon with Yzaguirre blanc (a minerally vermouth). They’re bloodless enough to provide you mind freeze until you spoon out the contents slower than you’re willing to, however when they melt a bit, you’re better off sipping them immediately from the stemmed glass it is available in. Are they boozy? Very mildly. It’s alongside the lines of a kalimotxo (Coca-Cola and pink wine in equal components), in that it’s as a minimum as fresh as it is dehydrating. The snoballs are also discounted through a dollar at happy hour.
Want something that isn’t sweet at all and absolutely is just a drink, no longer a dessert? You’ll need considered one of Seabear’s negroni slushies. Prefer real alcohol flavor but no danger of a buzz? The tequila ice cream at La Michoacana… es Natural (Hull and in the Eastside Cali N Tito’s) is your pace.