Review: OXO Mini Measuring Beakers & Funfetti Cake Shots

by Erin

Until now, all the liquid measuring cups I owned were larger and the smallest volume they could measure was a 1/4 cup. But with the new 4 Piece Mini Measuring Beaker Set from OXO, I can now measure out more than one tablespoon at a time. The best part for my nerd-self is that they are shaped like little beakers and are designed specifically for measuring and pouring smaller amounts of ingredients such as food coloring, extracts, lemon juice and more. No more food coloring stained fingers – let’s rejoice!

The beakers stand on their own, with fill lines below the very top, making it easy to set out ingredients before you start cooking or baking.  The funnel shape and spout on the top of the beakers make filling and pouring simple. They are also brightly colored, top-rack dishwasher safe, and nest together for compact storage – an extra bonus for my crammed micro-apartment kitchen. The set includes 2 oz, 1 oz, 1 T and 1 tsp beakers. And just a little knowledge for you: 1 oz = 2 Tbsp

OXO Mini Measuring Beakers

Now let’s talk about what I decided to make with these, and speculate on why the first thing I thought of was alcohol. Have you ever taken a shot by yourself? I would assume not as I had not either until I made this Funfetti cake shot. I didn’t think it through prior to it’s preparation, and mixed it up around 2pm… well now what am I supposed to do with it? So I shot one and dumped the other down the drain after feeling like an alcoholic drinking by myself. Although I felt a little guilty tossing a perfectly good cake-flavored shot down the drain. Somehow pineapple juice and vanilla vodka creates a yellow cake batter flavor, who am I to judge?

Funfetti Cake Shot

One year ago: Stromboli

Two years ago: Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich


Makes 2 shots


2 white chocolate candy melts (or 1 Tbsp white chocolate)


2/3 oz. vanilla vodka

2/3 oz. triple sec

2/3 oz. pineapple juice


  1. On a small plate, melt the chocolate in the microwave at half power for 10 seconds at a time until just melted. Dip top of shot glass into the chocolate and then dip into sprinkles.
  2. Shake the vodka, triple sec and pineapple juice together with ice and strain into decorated shot glass.

Source: Adapted slightly from The Wedtender, referred to me by I Am Honey Bee.

Disclosure: I received one set of OXO’s Mini Measuring Beakers for free from OXO’s Blogger Outreach Program. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


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alex January 29, 2013 - 11:01 pm

I love everything about this post Erin! how fun are those beakers?

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen January 28, 2013 - 5:44 pm

I am in love with these little beakers :)

Joanne January 26, 2013 - 5:51 am

Those little measuring beakers are adorable! And yes definitely perfect for shot-making. I would have totally done one with you!

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee January 25, 2013 - 5:07 pm

SHOTS!!!! ha!!!

Now I want to try this yellow cake shot!

Vicki @ WITK January 25, 2013 - 9:16 am

Aww, they’re so cute! The scientist in me loves these too. So precise! (And as a grad student, you can totally get away with day drinking!)

spiffycookie January 25, 2013 - 9:48 am

Yay day drinking!

Bill miller January 25, 2013 - 6:29 am

Jim beam has a vodka brand called pinnacle and they make a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor which I used over the holidays in eggnog. Which buy the way was really good. But if your gonna create your own shots you cant be afraid to do a shot or two by yourself lol.


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