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5 Unique Desserts For The Birthday Girl

5 Unique Desserts For The Birthday Girl

Thoughts of cake parallel with birthday tradition. Bright and beautiful in the center of the table. The glow of the candles illuminating the faces of loved ones. Rising chorus of song as the anticipated blow darkens the room. One wish. The knife exposes the inner layers, beautifully crafted. Memories of fluffy, moist textures lying softly on your palate. The smooth sweetness of frosting layering the taste buds.

Birthday cake is a most necessary annual staple. We could write about the different types, but this is not that article. Here at Birthday Girl, we like to mix things up! The BG babe is all but ordinary and should dine as such.

 

Here are some 5 unique desserts for the birthday girl!

Affogato

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An affogato is an Italian dessert that combines a scoop of gelato doused with a shot of espresso. The combination of the cool gelato and the warmth from espresso makes for a delicious end to an evening meal. BG BOSS Tip: Make it a nightcap! Try with a shot of Amaretto instead of espresso.

Nutella Brownies

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Nutella Brownies are a new twist on a traditional dessert. Hazelnut and chocolate flavors in a warm, dense cake make a great replacement from birthday cake. If Gluten is something you’re afraid of, fret not! They’re several recipes that can be found online without the Gluten in it.

 

Boba Tea

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Boba Tea originated in Taiwan with black tea, milk and blended fruits. There are prepared with various flavors with tapioca pearls at the bottom. The tea has recently taken the US by storm, and it’s made a lot of people either love or hate those little black Boba Balls. This is something that would be perfect for the adventurous Birthday Girl who loves to try new foods.

 

Mango Pie

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If cheesecake and key lime pie had a love child, mango pie would be it! The tropical flavors in this delectable dessert make for a wonderful birthday sweet treat. The difference in texture is sure to throw your taste buds into a wild frenzy of excitement. Each bite will taste better than the last, and the Birthday Girl will surly want seconds of this delicious dessert. Throw a candle on this dish during the birthday song for a creative remix.

 

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

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Ok, we couldn’t leave all cakes behind without a BG twist. Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes combines all the female favorites! With fresh fruit and a delicious bottom, this dessert is sure to drive the birthday girl wild. Don’t just take our word for it, check out an awesome video tutorial on how to make this amazing dessert and try it for your self:

Written by Lexi Fantroy

@iNc_Triniity

Birthday Girl Cocktails

Birthday Girl Cocktails

Everybody loves a boozy Birthday Girl! Luscious libations are always the move for birthday celebrations. Here are some easy cocktails to mix up with the crew!

Vodka – Most popular liquor of choice. This simple cocktail is a twist on vodka-cran mix. (BG BOSS Tips: Titos vodka is gluten free!)

Cocktail: The Redhead

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Ingredients: 2 ounces of Vodka + 1.5 oz Ginger ale + 1 ounces of cranberry

Garnish: Lime

Directions: Place ice in glass. Pour and stir together vodka and cranberry. Top with Ginger ale. Place lime wheel or wedge on the side of the glass. Squeeze the lime in for extra flavor.

 

Gin – An acquired taste for the botanical babe. Show off with this delectable sweet treat.

Cocktail: Fresh Passion

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Ingredients: 1.5oz Gin + 1 Passion fruit (or 2oz passion fruit juice) + 10 mint leaves + 1/4oz honey

Garish: Mint leaf

Directions: Remove flesh from passion fruit. Place chunks of passion fruit and mint leaves into shaker (or tall cup). Muddle together fruit and mint. Add gin, honey and ice in shaker. Shake well and drain into a glass. Garnish with a floating mint leaf.

 

Tequila – What’s a party without tequila! She’s more than just margaritas. (BG BOSS Tip: Tequila comes in Blanco (white), Oro (gold), Añejo and Reposado. Find which flavor fit you to customize the taste.)

Cocktail: Mexican Mule

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Ingredients: 1.5oz Tequila, 2oz Ginger Beer (we suggest Gosling’s or Barritt’s), 0.5 oz lime juice

Garnish: Lime wedge, jalapeño slice, stem of cilantro (optional)

Directions: In a copper mug, pour tequila and lime juice. Top with Ginger beer, lightly stir. Garnish with lime, jalapeno and cilantro.

 

Whiskey – Women who like whiskey are a special breed. They aren’t afraid of robust flavors or a little hair chest (figuratively speaking of course)!

Cocktail: Silver 75

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Ingredients: 1.5oz Whiskey (BG Boss Tip: Buffalo Trace Whiskey works best for this drink), 0.5oz lemon juice, 0.5 simple syrup, top with sparkling white wine to taste.

Garish: Lemon peel and Cherry

Directions: Mix whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup into cocktail shaker. Lightly shake and strain into glass (no ice). Top with sparkling white wine. Garish with cherry and lemon peel in drink.

 

Brandy– A rare find for the drinking BG. This punch gives a different take on this underrated spirits.

Cocktail: Peachy Punch

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Ingredients: 2 cups of frozen peaches (lightly thawed), ½ cup of Brandy, 1/3 cup honey, ½ sliced lemon, 1 bottle white wine (dry), ½ cup soda water.

Garnish: Peaches floating in punch bowl

Directions: Mix all ingredients but soda water into punch bowl. Give a light stir. Top with soda water and serve over ice.

 

Enjoy these cocktails no matter what liquor preference. Make bigger portions for the party or keep it tasteful with a personal. Cocktails are made for the boozy Birthday Girl!

Written by: Lexi Fantroy