Dessert trends include gels, gems, queens and squid ink

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Sweet combinations worth toasting

In Bal Harbour, Fla., and New Orleans, the dessert and cocktail cultures are getting shaken and stirred together, with delicious results.

Mixologist Oscar Morales of 1 Bleu restaurant at The Regent Bal Harbour in Florida converts cocktails into $10 edible desserts by making gels out of the key alcohol component. His creations include a Cosmopolitan of vodka gele, orange sorbet, cranberry cloud and lime zest, and a Pia Colada