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6 Boozy Treats That Put Jello Shots to Shame

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Combining the edible with the boozy always adds some “wow factor” to a party spread. The most common instance of this tasty hybrid is, of course, vodka-spiked Jello Shots, but there are plenty of other delicious spiked snacks. If you’re looking to pull out all the stops at your next party, here are boozy treats that will get the job done.

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The ordinary gelatinize alcohol; the extraordinary deep fry it. The preparation takes a little bit of time, but the crispy, fruity result is worth it in the end. Soaked in rum for an hour and coated with fried pancake batter, these fried Strawberry Daiquiri shots transform the summer classic into a carnival-style treat your friends won’t stop talking about.

The Essentials

Strawberries
White rum
pancake batter
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Tequila, chips and guacamole are a trifecta of greatness. The only drawback is having to put down a chip in order to take a sip of tequila—until now. This tequila-spiked guacamole recipe follows your standard homemade guac recipe and adds a teaspoon (or three) of your favorite tequila or mezcal. Oh, and feel free to do the same to your salsa, too.

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Tie your sweater around your waist, grab your parachute pants, and time warp back to the ‘90s with these spiked fruit roll-ups. Made with elderflower-flavored St-Germain, strawberry applesauce, strawberry puree and a bit of lemon juice, these homemade throwbacks may take seven to eight hours to prepare and dehydrate, but only seven to eight seconds to enjoy.

The Essentials

St-Germain
Strawberry applesauce
strawberry puree
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No need to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to whip up these Irish Whiskey Brownies. Courtesy of Houston pastry chef Jillian Bartolome, this recipe combines rich dark chocolate with Irish whiskey for extra-indulgent, ultra-fudgy boozy brownies. Irish whiskey and chocolate is the combination you never knew wanted.

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The boozy popsicle has been attempted by many, but Citysticks founder Justin Harter may have perfected it. Harter takes two days to prepare his Margarita Popsicles—one to perfect the hibiscus syrup and one to incorporate berries as fresh as possible. The recipe makes six ice pops, so you and all your friends (or just you) can enjoy them.

The Essentials

Hibiscus Flowers
Berry Mix
Tequila
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If you haven’t ventured south of the Mason-Dixon Line, you’ve probably never heard of a Koolickle. First, you strain the pickle brine from a 1-quart jar of pickles. Then, you add Kool-Aid and sugar to the brine, and pour it back into the pickle jar. Lastly, after letting it sit for a week, pour out just enough brine to make room for the vodka and let it sit overnight. The result? Delicious, vodka-spiked Koolickles that will have you busting through the wall screaming “OH YEAH!” like the Kool-Aid Man.

The Essentials

Pickles
Cherry Kool-Aid
Vodka

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