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Feb 14

Frosting Shots

Frosting Shots – this easy cocktail recipe has just two ingredients, vodka and frosting! They’re the perfect dessert drink recipe especially for a birthday.

Frosting Shots - this EASY 2 ingredient cocktail recipe is simply frosting and vodka! EVERYONE loves them.

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine turned 40 and we threw her a party with our closest friends. She’s a mom of 3 boys and rarely gets to feel girly (it’s all baseball and basketball and rough and tumble over at her house) so we pampered her with an extra girly evening full of flowers and food and fun.

I was in charge of desserts for the party (obviously, when am I not?) and I made an assortment of thinks like red velvet cake, lemon tarts, and drunk cherries. (PSA, if you make those cherries I urge you to re-think soaking them for a full week before serving or you will go from 0 to drunk in no time at all!) I’d originally planned to make lots of flowery decorations for her cake using canned frosting (the cake was frosted with the real stuff) but then I got lazy and did my default rosette pattern instead. I found myself with a can of frosting and as I was setting up the bar I thought…why not mix FROSTING with VODKA?

Sometimes I’m a genius.

These shots were so easy and so good – everyone loved them. The birthday girl drank more than a few!

Frosting Shots - this EASY 2 ingredient cocktail recipe is simply frosting and vodka! EVERYONE loves them.

I did a few trial ones as singles to taste but I found that it was better (and almost easier) to make a few shots at once instead of one at a time.

The first time I made them, I just tried to shake frosting with the vodka, which left clumps. Then, when I was making them for the dessert table, I wanted to have several prepared at once. I decided to melt the frosting a little bit before adding the vodka and it worked wonderfully.

Did you know you can heat canned frosting in the microwave and it becomes warm and pourable? That’s the consistency you want. You can also use scratch frosting, just make sure its super room temperature (or even warm it up a bit too).

Instead of using a cocktail shaker, I used a shaker smoothie bottle, but you could also use a jar. You want to shake these up vigorously to combine the vodka with the frosting. The mixture will last in the refrigerator for several hours, so you can even make them up early in the day and then just give them a shake before pouring and serving.

Frosting Shots - this EASY 2 ingredient cocktail recipe is simply frosting and vodka! EVERYONE loves them.

I rimmed each shot glass with sprinkles by dipping them in corn syrup first. You could also use honey or maple syrup. I suggest using nonpareils for this rather than big jimmies because they’re more dainty. Sugar would be okay too, but it’ll dissolve faster.

As with all cocktail recipes, the strength is personal preference. I found we preferred 2:1 frosting to vodka, but if you want it less strong, just use less vodka. It might take some trial and error to find your perfect match.

I used plain vodka but I think a flavored one would work well too, except remember that frosting is super sweet so a sweet vodka will just make it even more so. I want to try it with chocolate frosting too!

These are perfect for a birthday, a girls night in, or even date night. Plus they’re pretty!! (Remember I’m addicted to sprinkles. 🙂 )

Frosting Shots

Yield: 4-6 shots

Frosting Shots – this easy cocktail recipe has just two ingredients, vodka and frosting! They’re the perfect dessert drink recipe especially for a birthday.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frosting (canned or from scratch; try vanilla or cream cheese or chocolate)
  • 2-4 ounces vodka (depending on how strong you want it)
  • Sprinkles and corn syrup or honey, for rimming the glasses

Directions:

  1. To rim the glasses: place corn syrup or honey on a small plate and sprinkles in a small bowl. Dip the rim of each glass in the sticky syrup, then in the sprinkles.
  2. If using canned frosting, heat it until it’s warm and pourable but not too hot (15-25 seconds for most microwaves). If using a homemade frosting, make sure it is very room temperature and smooth. Pour into a jar or something with a tight fitting lid. Add the vodka, then seal and shake vigorously, until the frosting is mixed with the vodka.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve. You can also let this sit for up to 3 hours, then shake and pour before serving. They’ll last in the glasses at least an hour before starting to separate.

Frosting Shots - this EASY 2 ingredient cocktail recipe is simply frosting and vodka! EVERYONE loves them.

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