Alcoholic Desserts Don't Have to be Alcoholic: How to Use Flavors to Create Cocktail Inspired Desserts

Sipping a delicious cocktail can be a thing of beauty. The nuances of flavor and complexity within each taste can create an entire mood and keep you coming back for more.

Now, imagine taking all the appealing flavors from your favorite cocktails and transforming them into something sweet and savory and entirely satisfying.

Desserts based on beloved cocktails have become all the rage, and finding new and unique ways to incorporate all the flavor with none of the booze has given these desserts a brand-new appeal.

Ready to get creative? Discovering ways to transform favorite cocktail creations into uniquely delectable desserts provides you – as a baker or manufacturer – with an entirely innovative medium to attract new customers and consumers and amaze them with your culinary creativity.


Decadent AND Alcohol-Free? Yes, Please!

Needless to say, desserts with alcohol certainly give consumers something to buzz about, but if you don’t have any alcohol on hand, or simply don’t want to use alcohol in your dessert recipe(s), your sweet creations can still be decadent and delicious.

This can be achieved by adding the distinct taste of gin, bourbon, rum, wine, or any other alcoholic beverage without the boozy components by incorporating a premium flavor extract to your application.

This allows your dessert to benefit from the essence of the actual alcoholic beverage without having to worry about the overwhelming alcoholic addition.


Flavor Substitutes that Still Achieve That Dose of Spirit

Understanding the options available when attempting to incorporate an alcohol-inspired flavor extract is essential to the creation of a delicious cocktail-focused dessert. Some of the more popular choices include:

Rum Flavoring & Oil – Enjoy the distinct taste of rum without the added alcohol with a luscious rum flavoring that can bring a splash of the Caribbean to cakes, puddings, pastries and more. Find premium rum oil and rum flavoring.

Brandy Flavoring & Oil – Gourmet chefs and bakers around the world recognize the delight and sophistication of introducing the taste of brandy into their innovative cocktail-inspired desserts. Find premium brandy flavor and brandy oil.

Kahlua Flavoring & Oil – A coffee-flavored, rum-based liquor allows you to enjoy a distinctive Kahlua taste in cakes, cupcakes pies, milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream and more. Find all-natural kahlua oil and kahlua flavor.

Chardonnay Flavoring & Oil – A quality wine-inspired oil and flavor of this nature uncorks the natural goodness of plump, juicy white grapes with their chardonnay flavoring leading you to believe that they were plucked from a vineyard and placed into the dessert of your choosing. Find premium chardonnay oil and chardonnay flavor.

Gin Flavoring & Oil – Over the ages, the flavor profile of gin has evolved and is now a leader within the spirit industry, deriving its distinct flavoring from the juniper berry and providing a unique and clear taste to your baking creations. Find all-natural gin oil and gin flavor.

Grand Marnier Flavoring & Oil – This orange-flavored, cognac liqueur is recognized the world over for its distinctive sweet taste and offers an unforgettable flavoring to your cakes, cobblers, chocolates and more. Find premium grand marnier oil and grand marnier flavor.

Sherry Flavoring & Oil – This fortified wine flavoring captures the character and integrity of an age-old spirit while adding a pleasant aroma and taste to all your favorite baked goods. Find all-natural sherry oil and sherry flavor.

Amaretto Flavoring & Oil – Perfect for ice creams, cookies, fondue and other sweet confections, this sweet Italian liqueur is that fun, almond-flavored taste most consumers won’t expect but will love. Find premium amaretto oil and amaretto flavor.

Piña Colada Flavoring & Oil – This one-of-a-kind rich, coconut-rum flavoring will bring a tropical and care-free burst to cakes, pies, pastries, beverages, ice cream, smoothies, candies, and more. Find all-natural piña colada oil and piña colada flavor.

Bourbon Flavoring & Oil – Because bourbon fosters a distinct flavor all its own, this flavoring and oil captures its truly robust and full-flavored taste and delivers it into your dessert application. Find premium bourbon oil and bourbon flavor.

Champagne Flavoring & Oil - Champagne and celebrations go hand-in-hand, so why not add it to your mini treats? Find premium champagne flavoring and champagne oil

Mimosa Flavoring & Oil - Add a bit of indulgence without adding all the calories. This flavor is perfect for your cakes OR frostings. Find premium mimosa flavoring and mimosa oil

Popular alcohol-inspired flavor options like these enable you to think outside the box and use your imagination to create a distinct dessert creation that is uniquely yours.

What Will You Create?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Rum cake
  • Banana rum cupcakes
  • Amaretto cheesecake
  • Piña colada cookie cups
  • Bourbon peach cobbler
  • Chocolate Kahlua poke cake
  • Ice cream with a sweet sherry sauce
  • Grand Marnier molten chocolate cake
  • Gin and tonic tarts
  • Chardonnay chantilly cream dessert


When Committing to an Alcohol Flavoring, Don’t Settle for Anything but All-Natural, Premium Flavor Extracts

Whether you are attempting to create a Piña Colada-inspired bundt cake or cucumber gin and tonic sorbet, using the highest quality flavor extracts is imperative.

Of course, making the decision to use the finest ingredients ensures that your delicious cocktail-inspired desserts will wow your patrons.

But the same thought process holds true when deciding which flavor extracts to incorporate into your innovative dessert concepts and creations.

High-quality flavor extracts allow your consumers to relish in the ingenuity and inventiveness of your cocktail-inspired dessert while providing them with the tastiest cocktail they have ever chewed!


Wholesale Extracts for Baking Program

At Bickford Flavors, it is our mission to help you employ a solution to naturally improve the taste and flavor of your application and help customers come back for more.

When you partner with Bickford and become a part of our baking extracts wholesale program, you receive:

  • Preferred pricing
  • No minimum order requirement after one gallon
  • Faster than normal turnaround times

Learn more about our wholesale and sample program or, to get started today, download our wholesale business verification form:

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Have questions? Contact us today or call 440-494-7777. Toll free at 800-283-8322


We Create Custom Baking Extracts at Wholesale Prices & Quantities, Too

In addition to our alcohol-free flavored extracts and oils – which are suitable for almost any application and formulated to be stronger and more versatile than other flavoring methods – we also create custom baking flavor extracts with one-of-a-kind tastes and aromas.

Want to learn about partnering with Bickford Flavors to create your custom flavor(s)? Find everything you need to know here:

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