Popcorn is always a fun party snack. However, when you’re looking to add some adult flavors, this classic snack can become a tipsy treat.
Tipsy popcorn is made with your favorite alcohol. The best part is you can cook off the alcohol or add it after cooking and keep the alcohol content. So, your popcorn gets infused with your favorite alcohol like Apple Crown Royal and the bakers decides if it is alcohol free or not.
There are many different tipsy popcorn recipes available, but which ones are the best? We found the top four tipsy popcorn recipes and how to make them. Are you ready to elevate your party popcorn experience with these alcohol-flavored delicacies? Let’s get started.
Boozy Popcorn Balls
This boozy treat puts an adult spin on a snack that is usually only popular for children. Popcorn balls are no longer just for kids!
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 Bag of Marshmallows
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Liqueur
- 1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
- 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- Cinnamon (add to taste)
Start by popping the popcorn on the stove. Never made stovetop popcorn before? Follow this quick video!
You do not need to season your popcorn (this will happen later with the liqueur). Once the popcorn is ready, set it aside in a large mixing bowl.
Put the butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows in a saucepan at low heat. Mini marshmallows will work best for this recipe as they melt easier. The marshmallows will begin to melt into the butter, stirring frequently. Stir in the liqueur and dash of cinnamon. Reduce the heat and prepare the popcorn for the sauce.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and have some butter nearby. Pour the marshmallow liqueur mixture over the popcorn. Rub the butter on your hands and start to form the popcorn balls. Set the finished products on the cookie sheet. You may need to let the popcorn cool before grabbing it with your bare hands.
After the popcorn balls have cooled, serve them! Everyone is sure to love this tipsy treat!
Recipe courtesy of Fat and Happy Blog.
Champagne Carmel Corn
Champagne Carmel Corn is the perfect choice for any high-class party. Whether it’s served at a New Year’s Eve Party or the company Christmas party, Champagne Carmel Corn will be the center of everyone’s attention.
All you need for this recipe are the following ingredients:
- 1/3 Cup Popcorn Kernels
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup Champagne
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Mix the popcorn kernels with the coconut oil in a brown paper bag. Pop the popcorn kernels in the microwave. Watch the video below to see how to make popcorn from scratch in the microwave!
While the video makes kettle corn, you only need to add coconut oil to your popcorn kernels, leave the sugar and salt out. After the popcorn finishes cooking, pour it into a mixing bowl and set aside.
While the popcorn cools, add the brown sugar, champagne, butter, heavy cream, and vanilla extract to a saucepan. Cook over medium to low heat–too warm, and the alcohol will cook out. Let the mixture simmer for about six minutes or until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool for several minutes. Once the sauce has cooled enough, pour it over the popcorn. Serve this popcorn creation in individual champagne glasses! You can find a package of plastic champagne glasses at your local dollar store.
Recipe courtesy of How Sweet Eats.
Chocolate Rum Popcorn
Chocolate-covered popcorn already sounds likes a delicacy, add rum to the mix, and this treat just went from a ten out of ten to an eleven!
Not only does this recipe make a delicious snack, but it is simple to make too!
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 Shot Rum
- 1/4 teaspoon Gold Sanding Sugar
That’s it! You can make this tipsy popcorn recipe with just four ingredients!
Start by popping the corn however you prefer to do so. You can use an air popper, the stovetop, or the microwave. Lay the prepared popcorn on a baking sheet covered with a layer of parchment paper.
Place a pot of water on the stove at medium to high heat. Place a glass or metal bowl on top of the saucepan and pour in the chocolate chips. You can use white chocolate, dark chocolate, or just plain milk chocolate for this tasty treat. You can even use your favorite brand of chocolate bar!
Never melted chocolate before? Watch the following video to learn how to use the double broiler technique!
It is that easy! After the chocolate has thoroughly melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the shot of rum. Pour the chocolate rum combination over the popcorn. You can roll the popcorn in the chocolate sauce or toss it in a bowl with it to get a good coating on it.
While the chocolate is still warm, add the gold sanding sugar. The sugar will add a bit of sparkle to this already creative corn concoction.
Let the chocolate-covered popcorn cool for several hours before serving. This popcorn recipe is best for a girls’ night-in or an adult holiday party. Whatever the occasion is, enjoy this tipsy treat responsibly!
Recipe courtesy of Perspective Portions.
Margarita Popcorn Mix
A margarita goes well with most meals, but does it go well with popcorn? Absolutely!
Start by gathering your ingredients. For this tipsy popcorn recipe, you will need the following:
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 Cup Margarita Mix
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Shot Tequila
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons Popcorn Kernels
Pop the kernels with your preferred method and set them aside. Season the popcorn with butter and salt. While the popcorn cools, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the margarita mix, sugar, and butter to a saucepan. Cook at medium heat until it boils. Allow the mixture to boil for four minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat. After the sauce has cooled, mix in the tequila. If the sauce is too warm, it will cook the alcohol out.
Pour the popcorn into the saucepan and mix it in the sauce. Pour onto the baking sheet and let it cool before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pick your favorite tipsy treat from the recipes above and test it out! You may decide to change the amount of alcohol used in each recipe to better match your tastes. With these adult snacks, popcorn no longer has to be just for the kids!