Spring is the perfect time for strawberries and booze. Also a great time for this shot, inspired by the seasonal flavors of a traditional strawberry shortcake recipe.
This Strawberry Shortcake Shooter recipe is very cute, very pastel and very powerful. Don’t let the sweet appearance fool you, it goes down quick and easy and it’ll sneak up on you!
The base for this drink is frozen strawberries. I used frozen sliced strawberries from Targets store brand. Make sure they don’t have any added sugar or your drinks will be way too sweet.
Thawed strawberries make a great puree, the freezing breaks up the cells in the berries and makes them release their juices. Pour them into the food processor and whirl until liquefied.
If you want to get fancy you can press it through a sieve to remove the seeds. I’m not fancy so I left them in.
I used an entire bag of strawberries, because strawberry puree is amazing on ice cream, waffles, anything that stands still long enough. Store the extra in the fridge.
The cake flavor for this drink came from cake flavored vodka. I’m fairly new to the world of pasty flavored vodka and I ended up with a bottle of Three Olives Cake Vodka. It was affordable and the bottle was adorable.
If you’re familiar with my Hot Toddy recipe you might remember that I buy Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey because there’s a turkey on the bottle. What can I say? I’m a simple girl, I like turkeys and pretty liquor bottles.
I was surprised by how strongly the vodka smells like cake. I was expected a half-hearted vanilla and butter scent but it really smells like cake! It adds the perfect bakery notes to the cocktail.
Even though I added pure strawberry puree to the drink I wanted to add in some more strawberry flavor and a touch of cream. I picked up a bottle of Tequila Rose to check both of those boxes.
Tequila Rose is a strawberry cream liquor with, you guessed it, tequila. It’s a milky pink, very pastel and it’s responsible for the opacity of this drink.
Start building the drink by adding a small spoonful of strawberry puree to the bottom of a shot glass.
Top with equal amounts of cake vodka and Tequila Rose. You can ball park it or get fancy bar tender equipment.
Give it a quick stir to get the strawberry mixed in. The strawberry gives it a thicker texture than a normal shot.
If you’re not a fan of thick drinks you can skip the strawberry puree all together in favor of a very alcoholic beverage.
Mixing everything up in a shot glass can get a little messy and tedious so I recommend making up a batch in a glass mixing cup and pouring it into shot glasses to serve.
Or drink it yourself out of a rocks glass. I’m here to inspire, not to judge. I had to go to 4 stores looking for shot glasses before I finally found these on clearance at Target.
Of course my boyfriend promptly shot down my dreams and informed me they’re shooter glasses… The box said shot glass so that’s what I’m sticking to.
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- Frozen Strawberries, thawed
- 1 part Cake Vodka
- 1 part Tequila Rose
- Strawberries for Garnish
- Puree thawed strawberries in a food processor until smooth. If you want a completely smooth puree press through a sieve to remove the seeds.
- Spoon a small amount of strawberry puree into the bottom of the shot glass
- Add equal parts of Cake Vodka and Tequila Rose
- Garnish with a sliced strawberry to impress your friends and family