Candy is not just kid stuff. It can be infused with different alcoholic beverages, making it a delicious option to give as sophisticated wedding favors! Come and survey the choices we found, made with boozy and bubbly ingredients from champagne to bourbon to tequila to sparkling wine. And in quite a range of forms, too—lollipops, cotton candy, chewy brittle, even gummy bears. Take your pick from these spiked confection for favors that are both fun and fancy!
10 Alcohol-infused Candy Treats to Give as Favors
Making a choice among these sweet treats will likely depend on your wedding theme, the season, and perhaps the size of your guest list. So for the full details of each, be sure to click on the links below.
Most have recipes, too, if you plan to make your own favors. While the rest can be ordered all pre-packaged and ready for giving!
1 – Champagne gummy bears – This adorable idea from Addie’s Confetti Kitchen is made with lemon juice, moscato wine and unflavored gelatin in gummy bear molds. The champagne is a pairing suggestion you can mention in your favor packaging!
2 – Tequila sunrise cake pops – Not exactly a candy, but a great alcohol-infused edible favor for a summer wedding! Thanks to Betty Crocker for the recipe.
3 – Spiked cotton candy – Looking deceivingly innocent, these clouds of spun sugar are spiked with vodka! Find out how to create your own over at Sugar and Cloth.
4 – Mimosa truffles – Heavy cream infused with fresh orange peel, white chocolate and champagne or sparkling wine combine in this recipe from BrownEyed Baker—resulting in a flavor like orange creamsicles!
5 – Bellini petal pops – Organically grown flower petals pretty up these lollipops, courtesy of a recipe by Heather Baird on the Etsy blog. While champagne and peach candy oils emulate the delicious flavor of a Bellini cocktail!
6 – Limoncello rock candy swizzle sticks – This fascinating how-to from Tasty Kitchen guides you in “growing” your candy crystals on wooden sticks suspended in limoncello-laced sugar syrup. Your guests can then use them as swizzle sticks in their cocktails!
7 – Blackberry Cosmopolitan jelly shots – Blackberry brandy provides the spike in these Cosmopolitan-inspired jello cubes, while purple food coloring creates the lovely lavender color. Check out the recipe via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
8 – “Bourbon Nib Brittle” – The classic bourbon taste of the South is used in aging cacao beans (“nibs”) and combining them in this buttery, caramelized brittle from Olive and Sinclair.
9 – “Boozy Set Marshmallows” – A fun finished product all packaged and ready for giving, available from Wondermade in 4 flavors: bourbon, beer, gin and fireball! (Note: The alcohol content burns off during the cooking process, so the resulting marshmallows are non-alcoholic.)
10 – “Maui Sparkling Rosé Wine Jelly” – This artisan jelly candy is made extra special with sparkling rosé wine, and so prettily packaged for a tropical-themed wedding by Maui Fruit Jewels.
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