Sugar Cookie Shots are a delightful concoction that bring a playful twist to your cocktail experience. These aren’t just ordinary drinks; they are mini dessert-like indulgences, perfectly served in charming 2oz. shooters.
This is a recipe that definitely stands out from others I have shared with you, but I think that’s what makes these delicious shots so special. I mean, just look at them, they look like a party in a glass! Both creamy and vibrant, you can’t help but want to try them for yourself!
So, let’s dive into what it takes to make these treats.
You want to start by preparing your shot glasses, that way they’re ready to go once the mixture itself is shaken up. The process is super simple, but creates a stunning visual for the final touch. All you do is rim your shot glasses with vanilla icing and dip that same rim around in some sprinkles, that’s it! This is what really makes the Sugar Cookie Shots pop, but the drink itself is even better.
The spirit that sets the overall flavors into play within this recipe is vanilla vodka. Many of you may know by now just how much I love incorporating vanilla vodka in cocktail recipes that lean toward the sweeter side of the tasting scale. It brings a smooth, creamy essence with a hint of vanilla. I just love how it enhances the existing attributes of these sorts of cocktails.
Adding a touch of richness, Irish cream contributes a velvety texture. Its notes of cocoa and cream blend seamlessly with the vanilla vodka. Similarly, the inclusion of half & half balances the overall mixture, ensuring each sip is satisfying. It mellows the potency of the alcohol, making the shot more approachable and dessert-like.
Finally, amaretto. This sweet Italian liqueur, made from almonds, infuses a nutty, slightly bittersweet flavor. Amaretto’s unique taste adds depth and complexity to the shot, balancing the sweetness with its rich almond undertones. It’s also quite a popular ingredient that’s included in many of my favorite cocktail recipes, I use it pretty often!
These ingredients are shaken together with ice and ready to pour.
Step 1: Rim your shot glasses with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Set aside.
Step 2: Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
Step 3: Strain the mixture into your prepared shot glasses.
Sugar Cookie Shots are a fantastic choice for various occasions. Each sip is a blend of comforting flavors like vanilla, cream, and almond, packaged in a playful, visually appealing format. This is a cocktail I recommend serving to guests, due to its uniqueness, such an easy and fun way to entertain. My family was a huge fan of these shooters the first time I served them and I know you all will love them too!