Margarita Frosting Shots

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Margarita Frosting Shots

Happy Hour never tasted so good.

Margarita Frosting Shots

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!

Margarita Frosting Shots

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.

Margarita Frosting Shots

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.

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I hope my friends don’t mind if I never make cupcakes again.

Margarita Frosting Shots


Margarita Frosting Shots
Serves 12

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

Margarita Frosting Shots

The winner of the Nestle Drumstick giveaway is Kayle.

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Timestamp: 2012-05-29 00:22:50 UTC

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31 Responses to “Margarita Frosting Shots”

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic) May 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Exactly. That whole “just the icing on the cake” expression is so dumb because the icing is the REASON for the cake.

  2. Baking Serendipity May 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    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!

  3. myfudo May 29, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    I am sure they won’t mind…This is a super amazing treat! I will definitely make my own too…Thanks!

  4. Joanne May 29, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    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.

  5. Cassie May 29, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    These are adorable Lauren. I love the salty pretzel addition!

  6. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 29, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    LOL – crazy but in a good way. :)

  7. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 29, 2012 at 11:08 am #


  8. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite May 29, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    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 :(

  9. Erin May 29, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Frosting and pretzels? I like

  10. April May 29, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    This sounds like a great idea! I love homemade frostings, and a tequilla version-oh my! in heaven :)

  11. Kelly May 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    What an AWESOME idea!! how can you go wrong?! adding this to my “must try soon” list! Thanks!!

  12. Kimberly (Badger Girl) May 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    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. :)

  13. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) May 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    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!!!

    • admin May 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      Such a great idea, Kim! I hope your friends enjoy them:-)

  14. Steph@stephsbitebybite May 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    These are incredible!! PINNED!!

    • admin May 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      Thanks, Steph!

  15. Kim - Liv Life May 31, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    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!!!

  16. Debra Kapellakis May 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    This look amazing!

  17. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness. These look incredible!! :)

  18. Andy123 May 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Wow tequila and a sugar buzz to boot.

  19. Jess @ OnSugarMountain June 1, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    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!

  20. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) June 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    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.

  21. Trisha June 4, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    How cute are these!

  22. Julia {The Roasted Root} June 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Oh man, these sound good! I’d have to toss back more than one…I’d just have to! :)

  23. Kelly June 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I have to confess, I am SO not a frosting girl, but it’s hard not to appreciate the adorableness of this.

  24. Krissy's Creations June 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    LOVE these! So creative.

  25. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama June 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    This is such a great idea! Love the salty pretzel addition… genius!!

  26. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    holy frosting!!! that looks AMAZING! i wish i could grab a shot through the screen! haha thanks for sharing!

  27. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    MMMmmm…this sounds incredible! I would take this for happy hour any day!

  28. Robert June 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Oh boy frosting. Now that looks super good.


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