We love cooking with wine. Sometimes we even put it in the food. 

Why choose between food and drink when you can have both? A question we’ve often asked but only now decided to answer. We’ve been on a boozy tour of Liverpool’s liquored-up dishes all in the name of “research”. From whisky cheeses to gin cakes, these next dishes will leave you drunk in love with the food and with the city.

Blind Tiger – Duck and Pancakes With Sake Plum Sauce

How are we meant to abide by the government recommendations for how many units of alcohol we should (or should not be) consuming daily with duck like this?


Salt House Bacaro – Cheesecake with Limoncello Soaked Raspberries 

Limoncello is a little bit too easy too drink and should definitely be in more things. Its citrus punch works incredibly well in this beautiful cheesecake.

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Delifonseca – Boozy bangers and mash

Wapping wonderful. A real hearty plate of boozy bangers that’ll make your heart hop a beat.


Laura’s Little Bakery – Strawberry Gin Fizz Cake

Gin AND cake? OK, this is every dream come true. We’re eating this until we’ve sent a text we’ll regret in the morning.

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Slim’s Pork Chop Express – Beer Can Chicken

A very unique way of cooking chicken to keep it juicy and tender. 


Liverpool Cheese Company – Whisky cheese

Imagine if two of your favourite things in the world had a lovechild and it’s even better than your imagining.


Rookwood – Rum Ribs and Beer Cheese

These baby back ribs with a coconut, rum and chilli hit so many notes and make the perfect symphony. Dare to dip it in their famous beer cheese and you’ll be over the limit in no time.


Crust – Biramisu

You’ve got to be really gutsy to try put a twist on a tiramisu but Crust’s chocolate beer one would win any Italian over.

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The Clove Hitch – Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Fish battered in Love Lane? Shut up and take our money.

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Etsu – Baileys Cheesecake

Life tastes better after a slice of cheesecake. Take our word for it and go grab a Baileys one from Etsu. It tastes like Christmas.


Club 23 – Stout Chilli Burger

Club 23 – just beneath Clove Hitch – do a pretty mean burger. Their ‘El Macho’ is a mighty looking, fine tasting patty smothered in a stout chilli that’ll change burgers forever.


Mexican Village – Chimichanga Smothered In Vermouth Sauce

When somebody asks you what is better than a burrito, you look them dead in the eye and tell them a deep fried one with a Vermouth sauce on top.


Puschka – Espresso Martini Fool, Chocolate Bourbon

All kinds of alcohol have gone into this.


Death Row Dive and Diner – Burning Love

Take a double patty, cover it in cheese, add a bacon onion ring to it and drench it all in a flambéed bourbon sauce and you’ve got one hell of a boozy burger.


Lucha Libre – Margarita Prawns

Lucha are so famous for their margaritas they’ve found their way on to the prawns. What a time to be alive. 



Cider is made out of apples so this is basically one of your five a day.


Hombaked Anfield – Klopp Pie

Enough German beer in this to house a mini Oktoberfest.


Cuthberts – Guinness Cake

Every day is Paddy’s day with Cuthbert’s Guiness cake on sale.

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Miyagi – Brownie Spring Rolls With Plum Sake

For heavens sake, have you seen anything more delicious than this?


London Carriage Works –  Game Terrine with Liverpool Gin and blackberry dressing

It looks like it is going to be gin o’clock all year round now we’ve found a way to eat it.

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Lunya – Beer battered Calamari

You don’t need booze to fall in love with Lunya’s cooking but we’re sure as hell not complaining.


Italian Club Fish – Cozze Alla Francese

Mussels, fries and a good slosh of wine. What more do you want?


Love & Rockets – Margarita Pizza

Looks like a normal pizza, right? Not with a tequila tomato sauce it ain’t.


Tribeca – Bountyfull Baked Cheesecake

The Bounty’s might be the last to be chosen in a selection box but there will be no bites of this cheesecake left. Put a heavy dosage of Malibu in anything and we’re anybody’s.


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