Posted on by Katie Sloan


Currently Trending: Liquor-Loaded Desserts

If you remember our "Happy Hour Holiday Collection" from December, it may not surprise you that some of us at One Girl love a cocktail in our desserts.

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That is why our first "Dessert Trend" blog post is dedicated to some great boozy desserts out there, and two even include my personal favorite aperitif: Fernet Branca. I love the black liquorice flavor of the liquor and it's power to soothe even the fullest of stomachs!

I'm not sure when I first noticed this trend of incorporating a drink into a dessert, but I think it's something that's going to stick around. Maybe, as inexhaustibly busy New Yorkers, we enjoy food that combines our needs into one delicious bite: a drink, something sweet, and something satisfying. The food scene in New York City is ever-changing, always seeking the Next Big Thing, and the ingredients are always daring and inventive. There are so many food trends, advances, and experiments; boozy desserts are certainly one of my favorites.

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Clockwise from top left:

1. All'onda (22 E 13th St, New York, NY): Fernet Branca semifreddo topped with fennel moustarda.

2. Pearl and Ash (220 Bower, New York, NY): Fernet Branca ice cream sandwich.

3. The Gander (15 W 18th St, New York, NY): Creme brulee semifreddo with anise milk chocolate, walnuts, bacon, and whiskey. Who needs a cocktail and first course when you can have this dessert?

4. Battersby (225 Smith St, Brooklyn): Black and Tan souffle.

Sources: one, two, three, four.

Posted on by Katie Sloan | Posted in cobble hill


Katie Sloan

About Katie Sloan

Katie is the newest addition to the One Girl family. She relocated to New York City after spending four years baking for some of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Prior to rolling up her sleeves and getting friendly with cookie dough, Katie worked as a financial analyst and studied math and food science in college. She came to One Girl Cookies to culminate her passion for numbers, food, and people. However, she never expected to gain an entirely new family in the process! She's probably the one you talk to on the phone and also is behind all the tweets and facebook posts you read.

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