A tequila and lime cupcake paired with a lime buttercream creates a really fun and delicious adult treat!
I have to admit, I was not one for shots. Shots of tequila and other hard liquors never really appealed to me and I would stick to beer or wine. When the opportunity came for me to try these margarita-inspired cupcakes, I was pretty darn excited. This was the perfect way to indulge in a sweet treat and still be reminiscent of tequila shots.
The concept of a margarita cupcake is simple. You take a lime cupcake and infuse it with tequila. (I will tell you my trick for this in a moment!) Then you create a deliciously sour and sweet buttercream. The combination of these is a decadent and perfect pairing, much like the margarita itself.
Simple, lip-smacking deliciousness.
Because the tequila is added to the hot cupcake and not baked in, these are not safe for kids to eat. If you want to make them safe for children, simply omit the tequila.
I shared these cupcakes with some tequila-expert friends and they were quite impressed! There were 12 cupcakes, 4 friends, and no cupcakes remaining at the end of the night. That is a success in my eyes!
For the Cupcakes:
For the Buttercream: