by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
Nothing gets us jumping off the walls like an indulgent dessert, but when it comes to good, old-fashioned sugar highs, we love the adult twist of a spiked dessert. From rum-flavored ice cream to whiskey-soaked bread pudding, we've got seven of the best boozy desserts in Chicago. (Photo: Bread pudding at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse)
Updated: September 26, 2011
Table fifty-two is all about comfort food, so it's no surprise that chef Art Smith has a satisfying booze-induced dessert on the menu. His southern coffee dessert features scoops of ice cream with delightful hints of Baileys and Maker's Mark that is topped with coffee, affogato-style. Caffeine, sugar and alcohol--what a combo!
Specialty cupcakes are key at this Gold Coast bakery that carries no shortage of alcohol-infused desserts. Beer lovers can take a bite of the chocolate Guinness cupcake, and for hard liquor fans, there's the margarita cupcake--happy hour in cake form. The champagne brie flavor fills the savory niche.
It's no surprise that delectable desserts are front and center at a restaurant called Hot Chocolate. And there are a wide range of lip-smacking options from which to choose, but we like Beautiful Pear, featuring port wine-poached and roasted local pears, quinoa and tart dried cherry pudding, and gingerbread--it's all served with a layer cake frosted with red wine cream cheese.