Best Alcohol-Infused Food Recipes

Because sometimes cocktails just aren't enough

What's the one thing that could make cooking and baking even more fun? Adding a little booze, of course. Alcohol enhances the flavor in both savory and sweet dishes when used properly, and is great for marinades, sauces and baking. Looking for the secret to the flakiest piecrust? Add a splash of vodka to your pie dough and never look back.

Despite many beliefs that the alcohol cooks out during the baking or cooking process, a small amount can still remain depending on the spirit and how the dish is being prepared. Of course, if you prefer that extra kick of liquor, you can always make a no-bake dish like this frozen margarita pie.

Impress everyone at your next party with these 11 alcohol-infused savory dishes and desserts.

Drunken Shrimp

Spicy Guava and Habanero Rum Sauce

Red Wine-Marinated Rib Eye

Poached Branzino with Beurre Blanc

Red Wine-Braised Lamb Neck

Bourbon-Chile Barbecue Sauce

Whiskey-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Ginger Molasses Rum Cake

Beer-Soaked Tiramisu

Guinness Cake with Irish Cream and Whiskey

Frozen Margarita Pie