Alcohol-Infused Recipes for a Tipsy Evening

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The year has almost come to an end. This definitely calls for parties and celebrations, which means it is time for lots of food and for people who love to drink - lots of alcohol. And if you want to take this love for alcohol to the next level, we’ve got some really delicious alcohol-infused recipes that would pair well with your drinks and make your evening more intoxicating.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Creamy Vodka Sauce

Pasta is a popular party snack which is not only delicious but filling at the same time. And this pasta recipe gets a smooth kick of vodka. Penne pasta is coated in a delicious tomato basil sauce, topped with fresh cream and a good dash of vodka. The flavour combination of sauces and vodka makes for an interesting dish to serve at a new years eve party.

Grilled Prawns in Vodka Sauce

If you like prawns and you love vodka, you’re going to fall in love with this recipe. Prawns are cooked on a pan in a simple butter, salt and pepper sauce. This is later flambeed with lemon, vodka and brown sugar to give it a subtle yet delicious kick.

Drunk Chicken

Enjoy drinking rum? This Drunk Chicken recipe might be perfect for you. Chicken drumsticks are rubbed in a pepper-paprika seasoning, and pan roasted. This juicy fried chicken is then and tossed in a delicious sauce made with dark rum and brown sugar resulting in a contrasting combination of flavours making this a hit at your party.

Red Wine and Beetroot Risotto

If you’re in a mood for something Italian, this recipe is worth trying out. Arborio rice is cooked with vegetable stock and flavourful red wine, along with numerous spices and later fused with beetroot puree giving you a delicious and fancy looking risotto.

Orange Cupcake with Red Wine Frosting

Alcohol fuses well not just with the main course, but also dessert. This quick and easy cupcake recipe is infused with orange, including decent amounts of orange zest and juice and topped with a flavourful icing made with reduced red wine. The contrasting flavours of orange and red wine is definitely a match made in heaven.

Vodka Cupcakes

The classic recipe gets a naughty twist with the inclusion of vodka to make things interesting. Keeping everything else standard, this cupcake recipe is fairly simple to make and delivers delicious results. Definitely a perfect end to a fun party dinner.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.