King Cake Shot Recipe

* Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associates, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases
King Cake Shot Recipe

The shot version of this traditional King Cakes offer all the taste and texture of the actual thing. With this drink, you have a cake-flavored vodka as the base, a cream liqueur (either Irish cream or Rumchata) to give it a rich mouthfeel, and cinnamon schnapps, which add a dash to the classic.

It’s deceptively delicious because its sweet taste hides the fact that it contains a lot of alcohol. Although how much liquor is poured for the three liquors can vary depending on the brand, this drink is not as light as a grasshopper, but it is not as heavy as a straight shot of tequila.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of King Cake Shot Recipe is 4 out of 10.



  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of King Cake Shot Recipe is 144 per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create King Cake Shot Recipe is 5 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • shot glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1.5 oz cake vodka
  • 1.5 oz cream liqueur
  • 1.5 oz cinnamon schnapps
  • ground nutmeg (for garnish)
  • whipped cream (for garnish)
  • sugar (for rimming)

Steps to Make It

  • Prepare the shot glass first by dipping it in a shallow dish of cream liqueur, and rim it with sugar.
  • Pour the vodka, cream liqueur, and cinnamon schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain it into the prepared shot glass.
  • Top it off with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg and whipped cream then serve. Enjoy.

Rate This Recipe

User Review
4.95 (2215 votes)