Thursday, July 31, 2014
Yesterday was National Cheesecake Day and I celebrated with several dozen of my fellow food bloggers. We each made our own perfect version of cheesecake and my Blueberry Ricotta Cream Cheesecake was definitely my ideal. But whenever I have a killer dessert, I start to wonder if I can turn it into a killer cocktail.
2 Graham crackers, coarsely crushed
2 oz. Cream cheese
2 oz. Vanilla ice cream (plus 1 teaspoon for rimming)
1 1/2 oz. Vanilla vodka
1 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Buttershots (butterscotch schnapps)
1/4 Teaspoon lemon juice
Tiny pinch of salt
Run the rim of a cocktail glass through the teaspoon of ice cream to get it wet. Add the crushed graham crackers to a shallow bowl and dip the moistened rim of the glass into the crackers. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
Combine the cream cheese, ice cream, vodka, simple syrup, buttershots, lemon juice and salt with either a hand mixer or a small food processor. Pour into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, shake vigorously and pour into the prepared glass.