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Boozy Margarita Cupcakes and more? The booze-infused cupcakes are a great creation albeit they are only for adults due to the content. The liquored desserts are extremely popular these days and we have crafted an amazing collection of boozy cupcakes for you along with the most frequently asked Boozy Cupcakes questions.
28 Boozy Cupcakes to Spice Up Your Celebration
While I have an incredible collection of boozy margarita cupcakes and more for you, it can be confusing for people. Some call them boozy cupcakes while the terms “cocktail cupcakes” and “drunken cupcakes” seem to be the occasional substitution. Whichever term you use, these are alcohol-infused cupcakes that we are talking about, not boozy cupcakes with pipettes.
When talking about cupcakes with pipettes, it is a plain ol’ alcohol-free cupcake that has all the booze in the pipette. Just before ripping into that cupcake, squeeze the contents of the pipette into the cupcake.
Do boozy cupcakes get you drunk?
They could. There are several factors here to consider. First of all, after baking cupcakes with booze in them for 30 minutes, roughly 30-40% of the booze content has NOT baked out. If you overindulge, you could get tipsy! People like me, who have had gastric bypass surgery, gets tipsy after just one or two sips of wine. 1-2 cupcakes could make us legally drunk! So, for all of those people who want to know “Does alcohol bake out of cupcakes?” the answer is both yes, and no. MOST of it will bake out.
One other thing to consider: what proof is your alcohol? The higher the alcohol content of your choice of mix-in could result in a higher-proof finished product.
Can you replace water with alcohol in cake mix?
Yes. Do not replace ALL of the water with the booze – I suggest only using 1/2 a cup of booze for a boxed cake mix. It the cake mix calls for 1.5 cups of water, use 1 cup of water and half a cup of the booze. Since over half of the alcohol/booze bakes out, you will have a drier cupcake if you substitute much more than that.
How do you add alcohol to cupcake mix?
I’m going to go right to Betty Crocker for the answer on this one – I LOVE the tip about substituting booze for the extract in a recipe! Extracts have a lot of alcohol in them normally so it would be a fair swap out. Just think of Amaretto in chocolate cake or Malibu in peach cupcakes!
When adding liquor to your baking, start with a little and work up to your taste level. Allow enough cooling time to remove the alcohol’s harsh taste. You can substitute alcohol for extracts called for in recipes if you desire. In fact, this could open up a whole new world of flavors to try!Betty Crocker
Can cupcakes be made the night before?
Yes. We have talked about this before. Generally, the rule of thumb is that if you plan to frost and enjoy them within a couple of days you should be storing your cupcakes at room temperature. If you do not plan to frost or enjoy them within a couple of days then it’s best to freeze them. You can learn more about Batch Baking During the Winter Months in my other post if you want to, but batch baking and freezing are some of my trade secrets. Rarely would I pop them in the fridge – the constantly circulating air dries them out too much.
Can I sell alcohol infused cupcakes?
This is challenging as many people are selling baked goods, that they make from home, thanks to the cottage laws. Are you planning on buying the alcohol in bulk? You may need a special license or permit to be able to buy wholesale.
Are you using it as an INGREDIENT? You should be OK. That is if your booze is mixed into the batter and then baked. If you are planning on going the pipette route? You are considered to be selling alcohol and need the liquor license from your state.
The Foodpreneur Institute has this to say:
All you lovely bakers who want to stick a miniature bottle of liqueur or other alcoholic beverage in the top of a cupcake or other food product, beware! Follow your state law. Not sure about the size of the miniatures? They are the 50 ml bottles often used as gifts, samples, or for promotional purposes. But this requirement is for all alcoholic beverages.
Are you planning to sell on Facebook Marketplace? It is a hard “no” on the Facebook Terms of Service. Sweet Fest did the research for us.
According to CNN, a spokeswoman from Facebook explained that “the new policy will prohibit all private sales, trades, transfers and gifting of alcohol and tobacco products on Facebook and Instagram…Any brands that post content related to the sale or transfer of these products will have to restrict that content to adults 18 or older.”
So, if you DO plan to make boozy margarita cupcakes and more for a profit, make sure you are checking with all of your local regulations to prevent the added expense of unwanted fines or fees.
Boozy Margarita Cupcakes and More
- Champagne Cupcakes
The champagne cupcakes are easy to make and the champagne frosting makes them truly irresistible.
- Bourbon Eggnog Cakes
You might think that the recipe is for a dense cake but when you mix eggnog, you get fluffy and delicious cupcakes.
- Margarita Cupcakes
These boozy margarita cupcakes are delicious and soft. These cakes have a fresh lime flavor, and the tequila lime frosting makes it a popular choice for desserts.
- Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
The Guinness cupcakes can be cooked any time of the year and the chocolate flavor in them is moist and intense. Many people prefer to make this recipe for St Patrick’s Day.
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes Bourbon Frosting
The hazelnut cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste, and they are topped with bourbon meringue frosting that makes them hard to resist.
- Chocolate Stout Pretzel Cupcakes
The chocolate stout pretzel cupcakes are easy to prepare and is an immensely popular decadent treat.
- Mexican Fiesta Margarita Cupcakes
The margarita cupcakes are vanilla cakes infused with tequila and lime and topped with a tequila-infused buttercream frosting.
- Boozy Oreo Cupcakes
The boozy Oreo cupcakes are a perfect after-dinner treat. These are basically chocolate cupcakes that have a rich flavor of coffee and vanilla-cream ale and topped with Oreo frosting.
- Vanilla Bourbon Bacon Cupcakes
The bourbon vanilla cupcakes are easy to prepare and they are an instant hit with everybody. The surprise bacon topping makes it extra delicious.
- Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes
These chocolate cupcakes are small but sweet to taste and made with red wine. The topping of orange ganache frosting is an exciting flavor combination that imparts a delicious taste to the cupcakes.
- Coconut Margarita Cocktail and Cupcake
If you like coconut and margaritas, then you will have to try this cupcake which combines the flavor of the two with the help of coconut tequila. The cakes taste awesome and give out a great smell too!
- Classic Daiquiri Cocktail and Daiquiri Cupcakes
The lime cocktail-inspired cupcakes are a great way to kick off the summer months. The recipe can be used in any celebration.
- Champagne Cupcake Recipe
These champagne cupcakes are moist and have a superb champagne flavor. It is a perfect treat for any special occasion or any adult party.
- Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes
The chocolate champagne cupcakes are great for any occasion. These classic cupcakes have a hint of champagne in each which makes them unique and extraordinary in taste.
- Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
The gin and tonic cupcakes are soft and delicious. The gin and tonic buttercream frosting make it look so delicious. No wonder, it is regarded as a perfect boozy treat for parties.
- Irish Cream Tiramisu Cupcakes
The Irish cream tiramisu cupcake is a perfect treat for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish cream is loved by all adults as it has a delicious and mild flavor.
- Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
The chocolate stout cupcakes can be enjoyed on St Patrick’s Day. The best part of this recipe is that they can be made in advance and stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a day ahead.
- Baileys Red Velvet Cupcakes
The red velvet sponge cake has a creamy cheesecake center topped with Bailey’s frosting. It tastes delicious and a popular mouth-watering treat for adults.
- Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes are soft and delicious that has a hint of bourbon and loads of chocolate flavors. You can make this dessert on Father’s Day and surprise him.
- Brown Butter-Pumpkin Cupcakes
This is for you, bourbon lovers. These perfectly spiced, tender pumpkin cupcakes come with a rich bourbon caramel filling and frosting that are absolutely divine.
- Margarita Cupcakes
Fluffy lime cupcakes topped with a rich tequila lime buttercream. If you like boozy margarita cupcakes, you will love these cupcakes!
- Fireball Cupcakes
Boozy chocolate cinnamon cupcakes topped with a fluffy Fireball buttercream. If you like Fireball, you’ve got to try these cupcakes!
- Crown Royal Butter Pecan Cupcakes
A Butter Pecan cupcake made with Crown Royal? Yes, indeed! And you’re going to love it!
- Guinness Cupcakes with Sweet Cream Chocolate Frosting
These cupcakes are so decadent and delicious! Featuring Guinness Stout in the cupcakes, they’re topped with chocolate buttercream frosting. We added a St Patrick’s Day topper, but these are great for any day of the year!
- Boozy Strawberry Cupcakes
The boozy strawberry cupcakes are super easy to make and they taste delicious. Bets enjoyed in the summer months, these cupcakes taste much better than the plain old cupcakes.
- Boozy Andes Mint Cupcakes
The Andes Mint cupcakes are a perfect addition to any party. They look so bright and fun.
- Strawberry Margarita Cupcake with Liquor Recipe
These Strawberry Boozy Margarita Cupcakes with Liquor recipe is so easy to make. The perfect treats for Cinco de Mayo!
- Bourbon Spice Cupcakes
Bourbon Spice Cupcakes topped with vanilla bourbon buttercream are moist, decadent, and deliciously indulgent. These bourbon cupcakes are a perfect way to enjoy dessert and bourbon cocktail, all in one.