Happy Hour never tasted so good.
What’s that? You don’t usually take shots of frosting to unwind after a hard day? Pretty sure that needs to change now. Cheers to to butter, sugar, cream cheese and… tequila!
You might remember these margarita cookie bars I made for Cinco de Mayo? The dessert that turned me lime-dessert-hating self around? Well, ever since, I’ve been thinking about my love of tequila frosting. And let’s face it. Sometimes the cookie/cupcake/brownie we bake is really just an excuse to eat copious amounts of frosting. So I decided it was time to do something about that.
These frosting shots are perfectly portioned so that you get enough for your frosting fix, but not so much that you’ve devoured an entire bowl of cream cheese icing… because face it, it can happen.
I hope my friends don’t mind if I never make cupcakes again.
Margarita Frosting Shots
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh lime zest (1 lime)
2 tablespoons good quality tequila
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar*
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup salted pretzel crumbs
Use the whisk attachment of an electric mixer to beat butter and cream cheese on high speed until light and creamy
Mix in tequila, lime zest and salt; add in sugar ½ a cup at a time or until at desired consistency (*2 cups was the perfect amount for me but i;f you want a thicker texture you may want to add up to another ½ cup)
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs and pretzel crumbs on the bottom of 12 tall shot glasses
Pipe frosting so that each shot glass is half full
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs and pretzel crumbs over each frosting layer
Pipe remaining frosting to fill each glass
Serve with small spoons
The winner of the Nestle Drumstick giveaway is Kayle.
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Timestamp: 2012-05-29 00:22:50 UTC
Exactly. That whole “just the icing on the cake” expression is so dumb because the icing is the REASON for the cake.
Genius! I love the excuse to eat frosting straight off the spoon…and this is even better :) Plus, there’s tequila in that frosting! I love it!
I am sure they won’t mind…This is a super amazing treat! I will definitely make my own too…Thanks!
And now I solemnly swear to never do another shot of tequila again…just tequila-infused frosting shots!
For me it’s almost always all about the frosting. So this sounds kinda like heaven.
These are adorable Lauren. I love the salty pretzel addition!
LOL – crazy but in a good way. :)
These are so fun! I could go for one right now…the sunshine is calling my name and instead I’m stuck behind a desk :(
Frosting and pretzels? I like
This sounds like a great idea! I love homemade frostings, and a tequilla version-oh my! in heaven :)
What an AWESOME idea!! how can you go wrong?! adding this to my “must try soon” list! Thanks!!
Who doesn’t love tequila and frosting? I mean, really!
This is awesome. I love how you got the salt in through some pretzels. Can’t wait to try these. :)
I am dying over these! They look absolutely sinful and beyond delicious. I must try them soon and will absolutely be serving them at a summer party. I think they’ll be perfect!!!
Such a great idea, Kim! I hope your friends enjoy them:-)
These are incredible!! PINNED!!
This recipe absolutely goes right into the OMG category!!! Being that I’m not a big fan of frosting, that’s saying a lot!! Yes, please!!!
This look amazing!
Oh. My. Goodness. These look incredible!! :)
Wow tequila and a sugar buzz to boot.
I have always been a proponent of frosting shots but mine have never been this hardcore! Such a neat idea to actually incoporate tequila into the recipe – I just do little shots of my favorite frostings and call them shots. Will definitely need to add this one to the rotation!
Holy detailed napkins Batman. I could not tell if those limes were real or printed on the napkins, haha. Ohhh these shots sound fantastic. I love that you added some crumbly bits, sometimes frosting can be too jarring on its own.
How cute are these!
Oh man, these sound good! I’d have to toss back more than one…I’d just have to! :)
I have to confess, I am SO not a frosting girl, but it’s hard not to appreciate the adorableness of this.
LOVE these! So creative.
This is such a great idea! Love the salty pretzel addition… genius!!
holy frosting!!! that looks AMAZING! i wish i could grab a shot through the screen! haha thanks for sharing!
MMMmmm…this sounds incredible! I would take this for happy hour any day!
Oh boy frosting. Now that looks super good.