Birthday Cake Martini

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Make every celebration memorable with this Birthday Cake Martini recipe. It’s a creamy concoction of whipped vodka, amaretto, and white chocolate liqueur, finished with a playful sprinkle rim. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a casual get-together, this martini is the perfect addition to your cocktail repertoire.

Birthday Cake Martini cocktail inn a glass with a colorful sprinkle rim.

Have you noticed there always seems to be a birthday around the corner? That’s why I thought I’d share this Birthday Cake Martini with you. It’s the perfect way to celebrate someone’s special day.

Whether it’s actually your birthday or you’re just in the mood to celebrate something special, this cocktail is sure to be a hit. Easy to mix and irresistibly sweet, it encapsulates the joy of a festive occasion in a glass.

I love this cocktail because the combination of ingredients makes it a cake in drink form. While the flavors of this martini alone are sweet and delicious, the sprinkles on the rim add color, fun, and memorable detail.

If you like this martini recipe, you’ll love my Birthday Cake Shot as well. It’s so delicious and has a frosting and sprinkles rim!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a Celebration in a Glass! Who doesn’t love the excitement of a birthday party? This Birthday Cake Martini brings that celebratory spirit right into your home, making every sip feel like a party.
  • If you enjoy the rich, indulgent flavors of birthday cake, this martini is for you. With whipped vodka, amaretto, and white chocolate liqueur, it’s like sipping on a slice of cake.
  • Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or just because, this martini is great for any celebration. The sprinkle rim also makes it a visually stunning addition to any event.
Creamy Birthday Cake Martini with sprinkles around the rim of the glass.


Ingredients

Before we can shake up this celebratory cocktail, we need a few ingredients. Here’s what to gather up:

  • Whipped Vodka: This adds a creamy, subtly sweet flavor that complements the cake-like taste of the cocktail. I use Pinnacle’s Whipped Vodka. If you can’t find this, vanilla works great too!
  • Amaretto: A sweet, almond-flavored liqueur that gives the martini a rich and nutty depth.
  • White Chocolate Liqueur: Infuses the drink with smooth, luxurious white chocolate notes, enhancing its dessert-like quality. My current favorite is from the brand Mozart.
  • Half and Half: Balances the stronger flavors with its creamy texture, making the martini silky and indulgent.
  • Honey: Used for the rim, it acts as a sticky base that helps the sprinkles adhere, adding sweetness with every sip.
  • Sprinkles: These are essential for the festive, colorful rim that makes the Birthday Cake Martini visually delightful.
martini glass with sprinkle rim and creamy Birthday Cake Martini drink inside.

How to Make

  1. Begin with two shallow dishes or plates. To one, add a teaspoon of honey. To the other, add the sprinkles.
  2.  First, rim the edge of the martini glass in the honey, and then dip it in the sprinkles. Set aside.
hand holding martini glass adding sprinkles to the edge of the glass dipped in honey.
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, amaretto, white chocolate liqueur, and half and half. Shake vigorously. 
  2. Strain into your prepared martini glass.
cocktail shaker pouring Birthday Cake Martini into sprinkle rimmed martini glass.

After just one sip, there’s no doubt a celebration is happening. This Birthday Cake Martini may just become your new go-to cocktail for any celebration!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use if I don’t have whipped vodka?

Regular vodka can be used as a substitute, or for an extra flavor kick, try using vanilla or cake-flavored vodka. These alternatives will still capture the dessert essence of the cocktail.

How do I get the sprinkles to stick to the glass rim?

First, rim the edge of the glass with honey to make it sticky. Immediately after, dip it into the sprinkles. The honey acts as the perfect glue, and ensures the sprinkles adhere well and stay put.

Can I prepare this drink in advance?

While this martini is best served fresh, you can mix the liquid ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate. When ready to serve, shake with ice, rim your glasses with honey and sprinkles, and pour.

What are some good occasions for a Birthday Cake Martini?

This martini is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, special achievements, or any festive gathering. It’s also a fun twist for holiday parties or as a special treat at casual get-togethers.

Birthday Cake Martini cocktail in a martini glass that's been rimmed with sprinkles.

More Martini Recipes You’ll Love

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. And if it happens to be YOUR birthday, consider this martini yours. Cheers! If you give this Birthday Cake Martini a try, I’d love to hear about it! Please stop back and leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Birthday Cake Martini cocktail recipe for the perfect celebratory libation. | Inspired by Charm

Birthday Cake Martini

Birthday’s are a special day, let’s celebrate with this Birthday Cake Martini! This creamy cocktail taste like birthday cake and is garnished with a sprinkle rim!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cocktail, martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whipped vodka
  • 1.5 ounces amaretto
  • 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces half and half
  • Honey and sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • Begin with two shallow dishes or plates. To one, add a teaspoon of honey. To the other, add the sprinkles.
  •  First, rim the edge of the martini glass in the honey, and then dip it in the sprinkles. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, amaretto, white chocolate liqueur, and half and half. Shake vigorously. 
  • Strain into your prepared martini glass.

 

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  2. This drink is so cute. I can so do the sprinkles around the rim with a child’s drink for their birthday parties. They would love it. That is what I love about your blog. So inspiring!!!