Thirsty Thursday: Birthday Cake Shots

birthday cake shots

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’m not sure if I am excited or not. It’s just another day. I typically try to take it off from work. I did last year and hung out with Rachel and her adorable kids, ate bagels, played around, and just enjoyed the relaxing day. I couldn’t take this birthday off since I have a deadline and I’m taking a lot of time off in February for our new puppy. I’m most excited about that.

birthday cake shots_01 birthday cake shots_02

The only thing I can think about turning 28 is my 10 year high school reunion and then I am filled with anxiety. A lot of it. I know that is a random thing to think about 10+ months from now but once I think about being 28 all I can think of is that. Also, I know I don’t have to go, but I think I want to, and that it’s not a big deal but oh where to begin… that is a whole other post. So my reunion is on my mind, not to mention a whole host of other anxiety inducing things. Fun times.

So to ease my anxiety I decided to make Birthday Cake Shots for this ‘birthday’ themed Thirsty Thursday. One of my old roommates introduced these to me on a night out of summer time bar hopping. I was completely head over heels for them as they taste just like birthday cake. I have no idea how the combo of frangelico and lemon does that but it plays some magic trick and it does. So enjoy a shot, they are about 150 calories which is much less than a piece of cake… ugh reunion.

Head over to Amanda‘s blog to check out her Birthday Cake Marshmallows. Such a fun way to celebrate a birthday… or a Wednesday! You can add them to hot chocolate, just pop them in your mouth, or eat them out of a bowl like cereal. ha!

Birthday Cake Shots

Makes 1 shot


  • 1 ounce frangelico
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. In a 2 ounce shot glass combine the vodka.
  2. Put the sugar on top of the slice of lemon.
  3. Take the shot and immediately suck on the sugary lemon. enjoy!

About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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8 Responses to Thirsty Thursday: Birthday Cake Shots

  1. I’ll have to try that! Always wonder what would happen if Frangelico got together with Mrs. Butterworth …


  2. Omg, it didn’t even occur to me that I was going to be 28 this year until I read this! We’re so old. 😦 I need to make myself a shot.


  3. spiffycookie says:

    Is this the shot that tastes like chocolate birthday cake or vanilla? I’ve been on the hunt for the vanilla birthday cake shot recipe for a long time.


  4. These are shots that I could handle 😉


  5. Lily Gouff says:

    Ohhhh so good! I tried over and over! So I had few shots!!! So good!!!


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