I made these Lemon Drop Martini Cupcakes for our Rat Pack / Mad Men themed table, this weekend. They were delicious and super easy.
Lemon Drop Martini Cupcakes:
To make the cupcakes, just start with your favorite lemon cake recipe. My favorite way to make lemon cupcakes is start with either a vanilla cake mix or this fantastic Vanilla Cupcakes recipe. Then, I add the zest of one lemon and 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the recipe. I also add a small amount of yellow food coloring.
After baking the cupcakes, let them cool completely before adding icing. The icing is where you get to add in the martini part!
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon good quality vodka (I used Grey Goose)
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk
Cream together butter, vanilla, lemon extract, lemon juice, and vodka. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar alternately with 1 tablespoon milk, beating on low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. If you would like more of a vodka taste, add another half tablespoon of vodka. Add a small amount of yellow food coloring, if desired.
Here are some other fun cocktail inspired cupcakes recipes:
Have you tested any cocktail infused cupcake recipes? If so, please post a link at the bottom of this post to share it with us all!!