My friendships are founded on mutual respect, sarcasm, alcohol, and bad decisions. Therefore, our birthdays are an excuse to day drink and celebrate like hangovers don’t exist. To kick off the festivities, ditch the traditional birthday cake for these colorful cake shots. With a shockingly authentic flavor, this cute and quick cocktail recipe mixes white chocolate liqueur and cake vodka into a booze-tiful birthday treat.

Birthday Cake Shots

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:10 servings
  • Easy


  • 1/4 cup premade vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon pink gel food color, divided
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup cake vodka, chilled
  • 1 cup white chocolate or irish cream liqueur, chilled
  • Step 1

    In a small dish, tint the frosting with a 1/2 teaspoon of pink gel food coloring.


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  • Step 2

    Dip the rims of 10 shot glasses in the frosting and sprinkles. Set aside.


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  • Step 3

    In a cocktail shaker or large Mason jar, mix together the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring with the vodka and liqueur.

    #SpoonTip: If using Irish cream, the mixture will be light brown. Therefore substitute the pink food dye with a darker color like purple.

    GIF by Courtney Lewis
  • Step 4

    Shake until completely mixed. Pour in prepared shot glasses and serve immediately.

    #SpoonTip: If using a Mason jar, get a cocktail shaker lid for easier handling.

    GIF by Courtney Lewis