Happy National Drink Wine Day! Today is the one day a year everyone is encouraged to indulge themselves just a bit, so enjoy a glass or two - or three. Thursday is practically the weekend, right?
Not a big drinker? Don't worry - we've got you covered. Not everyone likes wine, but everyone does like cake. And brownies. And candy. Enjoy the day anyway with these totally doable wine-flavored desserts.
1. . Cheesecake Bars with Wine Gelée
It's cheesecake. With wine on it. I'm sorry, but what more do you need?
2. . Pinot Noir Brownies
Just look at how decadent these are. So boozy. So delicious.
2. . Chocolate Red Wine Loaf
Is there any pairing more natural than wine and chocolate? Usually you have to settle for indulging in the two separately, but never again. What a time to be alive.
4. . Sangria Cupcakes
Your favorite drink in delicious cupcake form. You're welcome.
5. . Wine Gummies
The best part about being a kid (eating candy) mixed with the best part about being an adult (drinking alcohol)? Sign me right the hell up.
6. . Wine Lollipops
And here I thought nothing could be better than wine gummies. I happily stand corrected.
7. . White Wine Cake
Looking for something a little more understated than alcoholic fruit snacks? Then keep it classy with a white wine cake. It's like a slightly edgier pound cake.
8. . Wine Cookies
Keep it even classier with these wine cookies, which at first glance may look like the most boring desert ever, but they're made with white wine so I'm sure they have some kind of flavor kick to 'em.
9. . Wine Poached Pears
Soaking fruit in wine? Sounds like a good idea to me. That's gotta be super healthy and full of vitamins and antioxidants, right?
10. . Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes
Here's something a little more middle-of-the-road if soaking your fruit in wine is a little too much for you.