5 Drinks To Lift Your Spirits on National Doughnut Day!

What’s more fun than eating a doughnut? Drinking an alcoholic beverage that TASTES like a doughnut!

In honor of National Doughnut Day, we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes that combine two of our favorite things: Pastries and Spirits!

1.) The Glazed Doughnut Cocktail


This Glazed Doughnut Cocktail is tasty, fun, and looks great! Perfect for a grown-up spin on a childhood favorite.
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
For the cocktail:
  • 1.5-2 oz cake-flavored vodka (I used Pinnacle Cake)
  • 1 oz creme de cacao
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • A few drops vanilla extract (to taste)
  • 3 oz half and half
  • Donut holes, for garnish
  • Vanilla glaze, for rim (recipe follows)
  • Sprinkles, for rim
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Make the glaze by mixing all of the ingredients in a shallow, wide bowl. If too thin, add a bit more confectioner’s sugar. If too thick, add a bit more milk. Once desired consistency is reached, Dip the rim of your glass into the glaze to coat. Flip rim-side up and set down, allowing the glaze to drip a bit. Wait 1 minute, and then dip into the sprinkles. Flip rim side up again and let dry.
  2. Pour all of the liquid cocktail ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and then strain the cocktail into the glass.
  3. Poke a hole in a doughnut hole with a straw and pull the doughnut hole down a few inches from the tip of the straw. Remove the bit of stuck doughnut from the inside of the straw (using the prong of a fork, if necessary) and serve.

This recipe came from hostthetoast.com. Check them out, they are awesome! 


2.) Drunken ‘Donuts’ Cocktail



  • 2 ounces espresso vodka
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces chilled or room temperature coffee
  • Splash of hazelnut coffee creamer


  • Donut hole


In a shaker with ice, add espresso vodka, chocolate and coffee liqueurs, coffee and creamer and shake until mixed and creamy. Pour into mugs. Slice a donut hole halfway through, and perch on the lip of the mug. Reward yourself by taking the day off work.
Get more recipes like this at cookingchanneltv.com
3.) Glazed Doughnut Chocolate Cake Shooter



Use lemon and sugar to frost rim of a shot glass. Add the vanilla vodka and hazelnut liqueur, stir together. Lick the sugar rim, take the shot, and bite a piece of lemon. Proceed to enjoying donut.

4.) Chocolate Ganache Donut: Torched Cherry & Cola


Photo via liquor.com



  • 6 oz Cola
  • 2 oz Torched Cherry Rum
  • Cherry


Pour ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish cherry.

5.) Boston Creme Doughnut Irish Carbomb


Photo via huffingtonpost.com


  • .5 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • .5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Guinness Beer


Mix Baileys and whiskey in a shot glass. Drop into the Guinness. Drink before it curdles. Mmmm.


These last three recipes all came from drizly. We don’t have final images, but that just means GET CREATIVE! Check out Drizly HERE


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