~Deep Fried Tequila Shots!

 

 

Oh NO~ I think I did it again, I birthed a recipe that will make even my closest family and friends question my sanity {yet again}…I hate when that happens..haha!  Just when they think that I’ve come to my senses with a nice casserole, or low-key brunch dish..I go and do something like this!  I really can’t blame them..I mean, you know it’s bad when you find yourself questioning your own sanity!  :)

Oh well..everyone loves to make a fuss, but in reality these little tipsy tequila nuggets of fun were gone in a matter of minutes!  Those shocked people even had the nerve, the audacity, the giblets to ask me to make more..lol!

I really don’t know how to describe theses one of a kind treats, other than maybe.. try to envision a sweet and subtle tequila flavor all suspended inside a soaked until moist, melt in your mouth bite of sweet cake that tastes like funnel cake…that’s what these are like!

I had some fun with the presentation by dipping some shot glasses into frosting and rolling it around in Lime zest!  Just to keep with the theme, and add a touch more flavor and fun!  But you can totally just pile these up on the table and watch them disappear…FAST!  Make a bunch for the next game..you’ll see!

PS…you can use ANY liquor/liquid you like…it’s ALL good!

What you’ll need:

Sponge Cake/Angel Food Cake..I used store bought…here’s why >> Scroll down to the “Fallen Angel” fail..click HERE!

Tequila

Oil for frying ..I used Canola

Powdered Sugar..for dusting

The frosted rim:

Just dip it into some frosting, and into some Lime Zest…that’s it!  YUM!

Directions:

Just cube up the Angel Food Cake into small squares..that can pop into your mouth!

Dip it quickly into the tequila (keep in mind, the more you dip..the stronger they will be)

Now gently place them into a 350 degree pot of 2″ Oil.

Fry them up until they’re golden on all sides…

Let them cool on some paper towel.  Then make up your shot glasses if you’d like!

A nice sprinkle of Powdered Sugar drives them all the way home!  Start passing them around…EVERYONE will be waiting right there!

Grab some for you!  ~Enjoy! :)  CHEERS!

 

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23 Comments

  1. First off let me say these look yummy, but doesn’t frying burn off the alcohol from the tequila? if so then why? please reply.

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    • I’m sure some of the alcohol cooks off..however, depending on how much you “dip” them…the kick was totally there. :)

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    • Alcohol boils at 173 degrees, These things will not reach that temperature internally before they are golden brown on the edge. Also, any alcohol vapor may just re-saturate previously unsaturated portions of the spongecake.

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  2. How long did you dip them in for would you say?? I’m SO making these for football tailgates!

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  3. Saw these on BuzzFeed and had to pop over. What an awesome idea. Love your blog and your approach to having fun in the kitchen.

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  4. OMG I think you have just found the perfect treat for the pool party I’m going to on Saturday. These are perfect. I can’t wait to try them with other liqueurs, Thank You!

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  5. Wow, I saw these on Thrillist and just had to come over here to check out the recipe. They sound insane, and I can’t wait to try them!

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  6. How well do these keep/reheat? I want to make these as an office treat

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    • Probably fine for a while..let me know in case others are wondering as well. :). Enjoy!

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      • I made them, let them cool about an hour and then put them in a container for a few hours. They got soft. They tasted ok, couldn’t taste the tequila even though I soaked them through and through in tequila. I’m hoping they only got soft cuz they were still a little warm and the steam maybe got them soft. They taste way better crispy. I didn’t really make enough for anyone to feel a buzz.

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        • There’s actually a reason why you can’t taste the alcohol! That’s because the boiling point of ethanol is 78 centigrade. Since it’s not 100% ethanol, that means that the boiling point is thus lowered and broadened to maybe 75-76 centigrade. Since the recipe calls for cooking them at 350F (178 centigrade), then the alcohol will volatilize and become vapor, thus leaving into the atmosphere. I would fry them and then let cool to below 78C and then inject them with the tequila

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  7. Looks like it’s time for me to make another batch of strawberry infused tequila to try this out!

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  8. I just made these and OMG these are awesome!!! Too bad I have to leave the house today but it was so easy and soooo freaking good.

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    • LOL! :) SO happy you enjoyed them!!

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      • What other alcohol can I use?

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        • I think any will work..it’ll be fun to try! :)

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  9. How many of these cubes would you have to eat to actually get a buzz?

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    • LOL~ it would be fun to find out! :)

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  10. Does any alcohol work?

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  11. OMG I just fell in love with you!!!! I’m going to try this ASAP. I don’t usually subscribe too blogs but……. Yours I am. I look forward to you’re post.

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    • WOW~ thank you, I’m so happy to have you here! :)

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  12. PLease do not ever be sane again… this is a great idea. Sanity is way overrated… thanks my friend and I are having a special get together to try these out.

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    • LOL~ so funny! Thank you, hope you enjoy them, and remember, if you want them a little more potent..simply pop one in your mouth and chase it with a shot..lol! :) Have fun!

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