Friday, April 13, 2012

Boozy Brownies

Boozy Brownies
I've previously mentioned that for my "survival job" I am a promotional model-and I largely do liquor promotions. For once, I brought my work home with me. One day I was doing a tasting for the, newly released, Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa Coffee Liqueur with dark chocolate and made with Patron Silver tequila. As I was giving recommendations to consumers for what they could use the liqueur for, I had an epiphany! 
Boozy Brownies

I had seen a million chocolate recipes (cake, brownies, etc.) that had some coffee added, just to intensify the chocolate flavor. And I knew I'd seen brownie recipes with liquor in them before. So, I decided, then and there, I was going to make brownies using Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa.
I told everyone I spoke with that day. They were all very jealous. They wanted me to bring them those brownies.
Boozy Brownies
If I have any leftovers from my tasting (unless there's a lot left), I'm able to bring the alcohol home with me. I usually don't-I don't drink, so why bother? But this time I made an exception. That night, I looked and found the recipe I wanted to use and adapt (I knew there would be no recipe specifically for this, as it was a brand new drink). The next day-I made these brownies. They are super gooey, quite sweet, and there's just a little something extra given to them by the XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. You can use any liqueur you fancy in these, have fun with it! Try not to eat the brownie batter, though, you won't be able to stop, and then you'll be drunk. And I assume baking + drunk do not mix well.

Boozy Brownies

Adapted from How Sweet's Bailey's Brownies, which are adapted from the same brownies as these.

Boozy Brownies
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 oz. chocolate of your choice (anything from unsweetened to semi-sweet would work)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (this is very sweet, you can reduce sugar if you like)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose. Maybe whole wheat would work?)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup liqueur of choice (I used Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. You can also use Bailey's or whatever else you think would taste good!)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cream the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
  • Add sugar and vanilla and beat until "fluffy" (about 2 minutes).
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Add flour and stir until just combined.
  • Stir in liqueur.
  • Pour into a greased baking dish (you can use 9 x 13 or 10 x 10, or some other size-use your judgement)
  • Bake 35-45 minutes, until just barely done.
Boozy Brownies
EXTRA boozy gooey-ness 
Linking up here.


  1. Mmmmm these look so rich and gooey and the booze doesn't hurt either!

  2. Mmmm good thing it's Friday, boozy brownies are right up my alley!! :)

  3. Boozy brownies - now that sounds like the perfect Friday night snack! I didn't realize you also had a side income of promoting alcohols, but that sounds kind of fun (although that's probably just a naive perception)... I've never baked drunk, but I have baked buzzed a few times and it's the oddest sensation - suddenly I'm just not as concerned if the cookies turn out just right ;)

  4. Girl, you are baaaaaaaad.

    And I love you for it. :D

  5. that was so genius! i don't usually drink liquor, but this makes me want to run out and get some just to make these! these look amazing!

  6. My hubby would love these! His favorite is Patron!! Have fun at your premiere this weekend, how exciting!!!

  7. Brownies and booze- double yum! They look so good. I love the concept of eating dessert and consuming alcohol at the same time. It spices things up a bit.

  8. Baking and drinking don't mix? So that's where I've been going wrong! :) I'll have a glass of these brownies, please. :)

  9. When I lived with my sister we had no idea what to do with this particular flavor of patron so we simply mixed it with milk and bailey's, we never thought to use it in brownies! Looks sooo gooey and delicious. Have a beautiful weekend!

    1. This one is actually brand new (it's the "Dark Cocoa") but it's super similiar, and yummy in lots of ways-brownies are always a win :)

  10. Yea! Tequila it's a party!! Kayle did you make Boozy Brownies as a to-go snack for the road to CT? I am soo making these heehee. Where did you find this kind though?

    1. You mean Maine? I got the liqueur from work, it's a new flavor of Patron. I'm sure it's carried at most liquor stores

  11. We need a little booze, every now and then, don't we? Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Whoa I have got to get me some of that Patron. I imagine it is tasty by itself as well as in these brownies. Cool that you used to do liqueur promotions-a girl with many hats!
    Very creative recipe here and excellent flavor combo. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  13. Hi, Kayle. I'm stopping by to give you the versatile blogger award. Thanks for providing me with all of your decadent recipes. Keep on whipping up greatness.

  14. Chocolate and alcohol? Yeah, that's just what I need in my diet every single second :)

  15. Those look like really moist and yummy brownies. Your site is very nice!!
    Cheers, Tara

  16. Do you have any recipes for Patron XO in a cake? I am sure I can adapt this brownie recipe for a cake, but I cant. LOL. no idea how to do anything without a recipe!!

    1. I've never used it in a cake recipe myself so I can't tell you for sure! You could try baking this recipe in a cake pan or try out this recipe I found (I can;t attest if it's any good or not) and use Patron XO for the coffee liqueur


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