Some confectionery companies are taking the hard work out of pairing desserts and drinks by putting them together for you. After extensive tastings, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite alcohol-flavored treats that prove you can have your booze and eat it, too. —Photos by Penny De Los Santos / Styling by Meg Baggott
Anette’s Fiery Beer Brittle with Spanish Peanuts
Like your sweets with a kick? Anette’s Fiery Beer Brittle with Spanish Peanuts ($12 for 8 ounces) is made with amber ale and topped with a spicy pepper blend. It’s the perfect combination of crunch, nuts, butter and heat.
Quin Candy Lollipop
What’s summer without rosé or white wine? Now you can enjoy it on a stick with a Quin Candy Lollipop ($6.50 for 10). Made from reductions of Oregon-based Union Wine Co. wines, the handheld treats come in flavors like Rosé and Pinot Gris.
Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears
Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears ($8.50 for 3.9 ounces) don’t pull any punches—they’re made with Dom Pérignon Champagne. The rosé bear is a little tangy, while the brut leans sweet. They won’t replace a real glass of bubbly, but they’ll fill the gap until your next sip of Champagne.
Vosges Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar
To stand up to its rich flavor, Vosges Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar ($7.50) coats a mixture of burnt sugar caramel and Rogue Chocolate Stout in 70-percent cacao dark chocolate. A little smoked salt adds depth and dimension.
Cranberry Sweets & More Oregon Stout & Pretzels Caramel Corn
Sip on a cold brew while cradling a bowl Cranberry Sweets & More Oregon Stout & Pretzels Caramel Corn ($9 for 10 ounces). It’s an ultrasatisfying blend of salty, sweet and crunchy—no judgments if you eat the whole bag.
Sherry B Dessert Studio’s Tipsy Marshmallows
Almost too pretty to eat, Sherry B Dessert Studio’s Tipsy Marshmallows ($2 each) come in a variety of cocktail, spirit and liqueur-inspired flavors that include White Russian, St-Germain and Chambord. The fluffy fillings are coated in crunchy sugar granules for a texture and flavor combination that will rule your world.
Jonboy Absinthe and Black Salt Caramels
Based in Seattle, Jonboy Absinthe and Black Salt Caramels ($10 for 4 ounces) are made with Pacifique Absinthe from Pacific Distillery in Woodinville, Washington. These bite-size chews are intensified by a blend of spices and a touch of black salt.
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