Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jameson Irish Whiskey Buttercream Shots

Boozy Buttercream, oh yeah.

 Today we are celebrating my dear friend's birthday and St. Patrick's day all in one. My friend loves frosting. Even when we were little kids, she would eat the frosting and I would eat the cake. And it's not that I don't like frosting, because I do, I just know how much she loves it.

So to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Jill's birthday I have made Jameson Irish Whiskey Buttercream Shots. These are yummy and boozy and just perfect for today. Please note that these won't be very tasty for the kiddos and should be served only to adults.

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (you might need a few more tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons Jameson
In your stand mixer, blend the butter on low and add the powdered sugar a cup at a time.  When the sugar has been incorporated, stop the mixer and scrape everything down. Add the salt and whiskey. On medium, mix all of the ingredients for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, taste the buttercream. If it's not strong enough for you, add a tablespoon of whiskey and mix again until the whiskey has been incorporated completely. Taste. You can repeat this a couple of more times but you will need to add a tablespoon of powdered sugar for every tablespoon of whiskey added or the buttercream will be too wet. Now you can pipe your buttercream into little shot glasses. I used SOLO 1.25 ounce plastic shooters.
This recipe is too soft for cake. You can stiffen up the frosting with more powdered sugar though if you want to try it.  :)

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