Paloma Cheesecake Shots are like having a dessert and cocktail all in one. Your guests will adore these.
Can I share a secret with you?
Okay, deep breath, here it goes. I didn’t have my first bite of cheesecake until my mid-twenties.
Do you still love me? Did I lose my food blogger card just now?
I’m always a little ashamed to admit that truth, especially because my mom is one of the best cheesecake bakers I know out there and I grew up in New York. I never knew my reasoning for not eating it before, except that in my mind I kept associating cheesecake with being savory or even tangy.
Which some cheesecakes can be, but let’s face it, cheesecake is wonderful, sweet, creamy and downright delicious. Of course all those years of skipping out on cheesecake eating when I was younger means these days, if I’m going for cheesecake I’m going all out for the real deal.
Except that it’s a whole day affair! You’ve got to let the ingredients come to room temperature, bake the crust, prepare the water bath, let the cake cool properly to avoid the dreaded crack down the center and then chill for hours before you even enjoy your first bite!
Who has time for that? It’s a good thing someone out there came up with no-bake cheesecakes because I’m ready to embrace them!
What’s even better than not having to spend all day baking and chilling, is that no-bake cheesecakes can be proportioned for any size. Essentially, if you feel like a little cheesecake snack, you can go ahead and whip some up.
That’s where these shooters come in, it’s the perfect serving size for just a tiny taste. Make them for a special night at home or for a party, it’s really optimal for any occasion.
The next best thing to these shooters is having a cocktail in hand, so I combined the two!
The creamy cheesecake gets topped with a tequila spiked grapefruit curd, reminiscent of a paloma cocktail. The only thing we are really missing at this point is the beach, sun and fun.
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