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Baking and Boozing, Ep. 4

Episode 4: Barrel Roll

Well, we did it again! Another successful baking session with an accompanying (and dare I say absolutely delicious!) classic cocktail. I hope you try these recipes and let me know what you think!

Lemon Sandwich Cookie Bites

  • 200g sucrose

  • Zest of 2 lemons

  • 86g cream cheese

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg yolk, room temp

  • 5g vanilla extract

  • 340g flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prep baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar together.

  • Beat in egg yolk, zest, vanilla, and salt until fluffy - approx 3 mins.

  • Add flour in 3 additions. Mix until just incorporated.

  • Fill pastry bag with batter and pipe 1.5” rounds of dough.

  • Bake 7 to 11 mins. They bake quickly, so watch them!

  • Cool completely before filling.

  • Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Lemon Buttercream Filling

  • 114g unsalted butter

  • 190g powdered sugar

  • 2g vanilla extract

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 20g fresh lemon juice (or to taste)

  • 1g salt


  • Beat all ingredients together until smooth.

  • Fill piping bag with buttercream.

  • Pipe onto a cookie and sandwich with another cookie.


  • 2 ounces Gin

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur

  • ¼ ounce crème de violette liqueur*

  • Lemon peel or Luxardo maraschino for garnish (optional)


  • Chill your glass using the method shown in the video

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

  • Add all ingredients to shaker, cover and shake well until the container is cold.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared glass.

  • Garnish (optional)

*As you’ll see in the video, we all added anywhere from ½ to ¾ of an ounce more.

Leave me a comment to let me know whether or not you liked this combo, or if you'd like to be one of my next guests! Happy eating, y'all!

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