Everything is better deep fried. From chicken to doughnuts to pickles, we all go crazy for a crispy coating that gives way to tender, moist goodness inside. And lucky for all the fry guys out there, state fairs across the country have paved the way for some extra-crispy innovations by offering impossible treats like fried Coca Cola, salsa and even butter. Not to be outdone by these good folks, we decided to try some experimental deep frying of our own by reimagining a few of our favorite cocktails as crunchy, breaded delights.
While some cooks simply spike the batter to create “fried cocktails,” we decided to take a tastier and, we think, much more authentic route. We soaked fruit pieces in booze, breaded them and plopped them into sizzling hot oil to create mind-blowing party snacks and impressive boozy desserts. Fire up that deep fryer and get ready to chow down on some delicious drinks.