While everyone is trying to get their hands on Sugarfina’s Rose Gummy Bears, there are countless spiked treats that are readily available for New Yorkers. From ice cream to donuts and even waffles, here are some of boozy treats that are worth trying. By John Friia
54 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
Slate, the Flatiron hotspot, brings a new meaning to boozy brunch with their new 21+ Waffle. Executive Chef Darryl Harmon has created a unique sweet dish that is made with a Belgian waffle, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, topped with whipped cream and finished with a banana Jameson syrup. As if that was not enough, Slate adds a surprise to every dish, making each visit a unique and special one.
What happens when you mix ice cream and alcohol? You get Tipsy Scoop, which is the must-have spiked treat at any summer party. Tipsy Scoop takes an adult twist on favorite childhood flavors, including including Cake Batter Vodka Martini, Vanilla Bean Bourbon, Strawberry White Sangria Sorbet and Spiked Hazelnut Coffee. The treats can be purchased online and are ideal for summer barbecues.
251 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
As the temperature rises, people can enjoy the Buzz Pops at this rooftop bar. Crafted by Liquid Lab NYC mixologists Parker Boase and Gregory Lucas, these spiked popsicles come in four fruity and refreshing flavors. Choose between the Blue Dream, with blueberries; Kiwi Kiss, with fresh kiwi; Wild Berry, with strawberry puree; or the Arctic Passion, with passion fruit puree. Revelers should not be surprised if they end up trying all the flavors by the end of the night.
The Roxy Lounge
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
The beloved donut gets a makeover at The Roxy Lounge with its Butterscotch Bombolini. This can’t miss treat is spiked with bourbon and is the perfect bite to enjoy while listening to one of the performance and sipping one of their signature cocktails With jazz and soulful singers performing weekly, the Butterscotch Bombolini sets the mood for an unforgettable evening.
200 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
The chic and sophisticated tri-level rooftop bar in the heart of Midtown is bringing a trendy twist to a beloved dessert. The Skylark offers their signature Spiked Mini Ice Cream Cupcakes, which are made with mocha Kahlua and salted caramel amaretto. These treats are the perfect bites to enjoy while overlooking the Empire State Building, Times Square or the sunset over the Hudson River.
Three Babes Bakeshop
Instead of heading out to enjoy some spiked treats, people can order a Bourbon Pecan Pie from Three Babes Bakeshop. This boozy pie is made with 100% organic and locally sourced ingredients, and is even gluten-free. With a splash of bourbon, this pie is perfect for summertime entertaining or fall festival. Three Babes Bakeshop can be purchased online and ships nationwide.
John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.