Vanilla Rum-Soaked French Toast & More: 15 Recipes Using Liquor-Soaked Foods

Cocktail Week is typically devoted to drinks, but your favorite booze doesn't have to stay in a glass. Liquor-soaked foods add just the right amount of punch. Why use regular raisins when you can use cognac-soaked raisins? Why grill regular shrimp when you can make whiskey-soaked maple shrimp? Inspired? So are we.

TOP ROW
1 Cranberry Tart with Cognac-soaked Raisins, Tangerine Zest, and Dark Chocolate, via A Little Zaftig
2 Rum Soaked Date Bars, via Brown Eyed Baker
3 Zucchini & Spinach Tart w/ Whipped Ricotta & Rum Soaked Currants, via The Melbourne Food Files
4 Liquor-Soaked Apple Walnut Ginger Cake, via eCurry
5 Port Wine Soaked Chocolate Cherry Brownies, via 101Cookbooks

MIDDLE ROW
6 Irish Soda Bread with Whiskey-Soaked Raisins, via Pictures and Pancakes
7 Bourbon-Soaked Cherries, via Food Woolf
8 Easy, Tipsy Appetizers: Martini-Soaked Olives, via The Kitchn
9 Cocktail Alternative: Booze-Soaked Fruit Skewers, via The Kitchn
10 Rum-Raisin Almond Brioche, via The Kitchn

BOTTOM ROW
11 Vanilla Rum Soaked French Toast, via Pastry Affair
12 Nigella's Banana Bread with Southern Comfort-Soaked Apricots, via Savory Bites
13 Brandy-Soaked Scallops, via Simple Comfort Food
14 Puff Pastry with Whipped Mascarpone and Cointreau Blueberries, via Lemons and Anchovies
15 Whiskey and Maple Soaked Shrimp on the Grill, via Choosy Beggars

Related: Any Ideas for Using Up Rum-Soaked Fruit?

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