April 7, 2011

Cocktail Cupcakes

In my last entry, I mentioned mint julep cupcakes I'd come across (actually on Tumblr: www.prepinthemidwest.tumblr.com). I decided to do some digging, and came across this adorable place, and just so happens it's in ATLANTA!

Cocktail Cupcakes (how appropriate!)
They have several what they call House
Mint Mojito~ Mint & Lime cake laced with Dark Rum, Topped with Rum & Lime Buttercream Frosting.
Lemon Drop~ Lemon cake laced with vodka, topped with Vodka Lemon Buttercream frosting.
Strawberry Daiquiri~ Strawberry cake laced with Dark Rum, topped with a Strawberry & Rum Buttercream frosting.
Pina Colada~ Coconut and Pineapple cake laced with Rum, topped with Pineapple & Rum Buttercream frosting.
Margarita~ Margarita cake laced with Tequila, topped with Margarita Buttercream frosting.
Cosmopolitan~ Cranberry Cosmopolitan cake laced with Vodka, topped with Cosmopolitan Buttercream frosting.
Chocolate Martini~ Chocolate cake laced with Chocolate Liquer, topped with Chocolate Vodka frosting.
Caramel Appletini~ Cinnamon Apple cake laced with Apple Vodka, topped with Apple Vodka frosting.
Strawberry Margarita~ Strawberry Margarita cake laced with Tequila, topped with Strawberry Margarita Buttercream frosting.
Amaretto~ Amaretto cake, topped with Amaretto Buttercream frosting.
Tequila Sunrise~ Orange cake laced with Tequila, topped with grenadine & orange frosting.
Malibu Rum~ Malibu Rum cake, topped with Coconut Buttercream frosting.
Vanilla Martini~ Vanilla cake laced with Vodka, topped with Vanilla & Vodka Buttercream frosting.

The latest RECIPE to catch my eye, is the Arnold Palmer. I have recently decided my drink of choice is the John Daly (lemonade and mr. weed iced tea), it's a take on the Arnold Palmer of sorts. Below is a recipe from Mrs. Paula Deen herself for Arnold Palmer cupcakes!


  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 1 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • Arnold Palmer Frosting, recipe follows


In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until hot to the touch. Place tea bags in hot milk, and let steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Let milk cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with paper liners.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1/2 cup milk and tea mixture, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add dry mix into the wet ingredients.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread or pipe Arnold Palmer Frosting evenly over cupcakes.

Arnold Palmer Frosting:

  • 1 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup reserved milk/tea mixture
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar alternately with tea/milk mixture slowly. Beat in lemon juice until creamy.

On a separate note, I got some of the 'Cupcake Wine' from World Market last month. Bottom line, doesn't taste/remind of cupcakes and costs more than yellow tail (which is better and cheaper).

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