With bourbon, a touch of almond and lemon, and a fluffy blend of egg whites and cream, this creamy Birthday Cake Cocktail is the perfect boozy indulgence!
In celebration of the arrival of baby Sugar & Cloth, I (Ashley Conway) made this creamy Birthday Cake Cocktail to celebrate!
Baby Gwen was born just a few weeks ago into a fun colorful family. And this rainbow sprinkle topped drink is to celebrate Gwen and Momma (who can actually drink this drink now)!
What’s not to love about boozy, liquid dessert? This Birthday Cake Cocktail is definitely an indulgent one, but so is cake!
Have a birthday coming up? Treat yo-self! This is the perfect libation for an adult birthday party.
Or even if it’s not yours or someone’s birthday, this drink is worth mixing up to celebrate the little things in life.
It is similar to a Ramos Fizz if you have ever had one. It’s a boozy, light milkshake-like drink with some fizz created in New Orleans.
Cream and egg white are whipped in a shaker for a few minutes to create a thick foam. So when you pour in soda water, the drink rises above the glass in a delicious gravity-defying feat.
Ingredients Needed to Make a Birthday Cake Cocktail
In place of the traditional ingredients, we replaced gin with bourbon for a sweeter notes.
The orgeat lends to the almond flavor while the vanilla bean gives the cocktail the cake flavor when it’s mixed with the cream and egg.
And of course, you can’t forget the sprinkles! It’s not birthday cake without sprinkles!
Add a stripped paper straw or a flamingo drink stir in the glass for a fun final touch!
How to Make a Birthday Cake Cocktail
This is super simple recipe where all you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.
If you can handle it, shake this for 3 minutes to get a really thick foam that will create a foam that balances above the glass.
If not, a 1 minute shake will be enough to make a delicious drink and foam that can still hold the sprinkles.
What is Orgeat Syrup and Can It Be Substituted?
Orgeat syrup is a sweet cocktail syrup that is similar and used for the same reasons as simple syrup. Except orgeat syrup is thicker and more complex.
It has an almond base that is sweetened with sugar and mixed with citrus or floral ingredients like rose water and orange extract.
You can make it at home or purchase it pre-made at the grocery store.
Delicious Desserts that Pair Well with the Cocktail
- Funfetti Birthday Cheesecake
- White Chocolate Funfetti Popcorn
- No Bake Frosted Animal Cracker Cake
- Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Birthday Cake Cocktail Recipe
- 1/8 vanilla bean split
- 1 3/4 oz bourbon
- 1 1/4 oz cream
- 1 oz orgeat syrup
- 1 large egg white
- 1 oz soda water
- 1 lemon peel express and discarded
- Sprinkles for garnish
- Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well for 3 minutes to get a really thick foam that will create a foam that balances above the glass. If not, a 1 minute shake will be enough to make a delicious drink and foam that can still hold the sprinkles.
- Garnish with sprinkles.
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