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Trend Alert: Alcoholic Infused Cupcakes!


What could be better than dessert and a drink? A drink flavored dessert! A new trend that seems to be popping up everywhere is alcohol infused cupcakes. Just about any drink you can think of has now been made into a delicious cupcake and JC Bartending wants to share a few recipes with you!

Cosmopolitan Cupcakes with Cosmopolitan Buttercream Frosting


◦1/2 cup butter room temp
◦2 cups sugar
◦2 eggs room temp
◦1/2 tsp salt
◦2-1/2 tsp baking powder
◦3 cups all-purpose flour
◦1/4 cup buttermilk
◦1 1/4 cup Cosmopolitan Cocktail
◦Zest of 1 lime
◦Red paste or gel food coloring.(optional, if you would like a stronger reddish tint in the cake)


1.Preheat the oven to 350F. Line muffin pans with cupcake papers.
2.With a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until well combined. Add the lime zest
3.Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside
4.1 ½ cups cosmopolitan in a separate bowl.
Add in 1 cup each of the dry and wet mixtures alternately, beating on low until the whole mixture is well combined.
5.Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes.
6.Cool for 10 minutes in pan.

For glaze:

1.1/2 cup cosmopolitan
2.Heat the cosmopolitan over med heat until thickened and slightly reduced.
3.Brush with cranberry/vodka glaze when cupcakes are still slightly warm.
When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with Cosmo Buttercream.

Cosmopolitan Buttercream Recipe


◦3 sticks or 1 1/2c butter room temp
◦4 c confectioner’s sugar
◦1 tbsp meringue powder ( optional)
◦pinch salt
◦1 tsp lime zest
◦3-4 tbsp of the Cosmopolitan (or more until you reach desired consistency)
◦red food coloring


Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time beating well with each addition. Add the meringue powder and the salt. Mix in the zest. Add the Cosmopolitan one tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency.

Corona Cupcakes

Ingredients for the Cupcakes

◦3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
◦1-3/4 cup sugar
◦2-1/2 cup flour
◦2 tsp baking powder
◦1/2 tsp salt
◦3 eggs, room temperature
◦1 tsp vanilla
◦1/2 tsp lime zest
◦1 cup Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
◦1/4 cup milk
◦Lime wedges

Instructions for the Cupcakes

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
2.In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3.In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4.Add eggs, beating after each addition then add the vanilla and zest.
5.Combine milk and beer and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.
6.Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.
7.When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm.

Citrus Frosting


◦12 oz cream cheese, cold
◦6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
◦1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
◦1 tsp lime zest
◦4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions for the Frosting

2.Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar until combined. Beat until smooth for about 2 minutes.

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