|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 34mg||170%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The red velvet shortcake is a dessert cocktail like no other. That's due to the simple fact that Zing is the only vodka available designed to taste like red velvet cake. It's not the easiest vodka to find, but whether you hunt down Red Velvet Zing or happen across it and are looking for a way to mix it, this is a fun recipe that showcases it perfectly.
Other than finding the uncommon vodka, this drink is a very easy one and plays off of the vodka's sweet taste. The mix is a simple one of muddled strawberries, vodka, lemon juice, and cream soda. The soda choice is also integral here because it plays off the sweetness wonderfully.
2 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 1/2 ounces Zing Red Velvet Vodka
1 splash lemon juice
3 to 5 ounces cream soda, to taste
Fresh strawberry, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Add the vodka and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
Top with soda.
Garnish with a strawberry. Serve and enjoy.
- Before muddling the strawberries, be sure to rinse them well under running water. Removing the green stem is most important, though you can also hull them if you like. Slices and chunks will break down easier than whole berries.
- If you cannot find Zing, any other cake or dessert vodka will work perfectly as a substitute. Try it with the cake-flavored vodkas from Pinnacle, Smirnoff, or UV, or pour your favorite whipped cream vodka.
- In a pinch, vanilla vodka will do and it's easy to find at any liquor store.
- To add a sweeter touch, rim the glass with sugar. You can even use red-colored sugar to play up that red velvet flare. If you want to get really indulgent, go with cream cheese frosting on the rim—it works on the carrot cake shot and is a lot of fun.
- Transform this cocktail into a pitcher drink to make serving it to a group super easy. You can either muddle a bunch of strawberries in the pitcher or substitute a strawberry syrup. For a 60-ounce pitcher, use about 10 strawberries (or 4 ounces of syrup), 2 cups cake vodka, three 12-ounce cans of cream soda, and the juice of half a lemon. Add ice, stir, and adjust to taste.