Recipe: Birthday Cake Martini

One of my favorite details is a signature cocktail recipe. It’s a great opportunity to bring in something unique to suit the occasion as well as a fun way for guests to try something new. Tie the cocktail into a personal experience (e.g., a drink you had while traveling, a concoction that matches the personality of the guest of honor) and it becomes even more special.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

Today I thought we’d focus on a birthday celebration. Someone in your family or circle of friends is likely to have a birthday any day now, so it never hurts to have a few party ideas in your back pocket.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

The theme for this particular celebration is confetti and sprinkles. My inspiration: these luscious strawberries, chocolate-covered Oreo® cookies and cupcake truffles.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

I thought it would be fun to come up with a festive cocktail that would fit my theme, but also work for any birthday celebration.

Thus, the Birthday Cake Martini was born.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

Rimmed with sprinkles, this creamy concoction is basically a cake in a drink. The flavors meld together perfectly. After just one sip, there’s no doubt a celebration is happening.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

While the flavors of this martini alone are sweet and delicious, the sprinkles on the rim add color, fun, and that special detail I was talking about earlier. To make sure your sprinkles hold on tight to the glass, rim it in honey. The honey also provides another layer of sweetness.

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

Let’s shake one up!

Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

Birthday Cake Martini


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


  1. Begin with two shallow dishes or plates. To one, add a teaspoon of honey. To the other, add the sprinkles. Rim the edge of the martini glass first in the honey and then in the sprinkles. Set aside.
  2. 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.
Birthday Cake Martini | From @inspiredbycharm

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and my tips for a memorable celebration. And if it happens to be your birthday, consider this martini yours. Cheers!

Michael Wurm, Jr. is a designer and lifestyle blogger. On his blog, Inspired by Charm, Michael shares his love and tips for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide the tools and inspiration for everyone to live a happy, colorful life.

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