With this Sailor Jerry Whipped Cream Birthday Cake Cocktail, you’ll be wishing that it’s your birthday everyday!

It’s true, the small things in life are worth celebrating. But, of course, when a milestone comes rolling around, you pull out the big guns. We’re talking over the top parties, presents and, of course, tippled concoctions to commemorate the momentous occasion.

This year, to honour and help celebrate the man behind the bottle, American tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins and his 110th birthday, we’ve been treated to a birthday cocktail recipe that may even be better than the pure joy of having a Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake made especially for you… it’s a Sailor Jerry Whipped Cream Birthday Cake Cocktail.

A party in itself, this shaken drink of joy will see a charismatic blend of Sailor Jerry Rum and coffee liqueur ignite. Topped with whipped cream, a cherry and lots of sprinkles, the Sailor Jerry Whipped Cream Birthday Cake Cocktail will have you wishing that it’s your birthday everyday.

So, in the famed words of Marie Antoinette, “let them eat cake!”

Duration: 2 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 1


45mL Sailor Jerry
15mL Vok Brown Crème De Cacao
10mL Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
2 dashes Bitter Queens Chocolate Walnut Bitters
30mL cream
Dessert-style cocktail coupette glass
Whipped cream, cherry and sprinkles, to garnish


1. Using an ice-filled shaker, add all of your ingredients and shake hard.

2. Next, using a chilled coupette glass, fine strain the cocktail.

3. To finish, garnish your cocktail with a whipped cream float that’s topped with a cherry and lots of sprinkles.

Of course, if you’re too busy celebrating and don’t have time to do some shaking, Surly’s American Tavern in Surry Hills has partnered with Sailor Jerry to serve up the Whipped Cream Birthday Cake Cocktail to Sydneysiders. The only catch? This limited-edition cocktail will only be available until Sunday 28 February 2021. So you better get wishing that you can make it!

Surly’s American Tavern x Sailor Jerry Birthday Cocktail

When: Till Sunday February 2021
Where: 182 Campbell St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
For more information: Surly’s American Tavern

Love cocktails? Then you’ll love these two alternative Cointreau margarita recipes for your next cocktail hour at home! Otherwise, to help cheers goodbye to 2020, shake up a storm with this TikTok-inspired Baileys Dalgona Martini recipe – the best thing to come out of lockdown!

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