Margarita cupcakes. I mean, how can one go wrong? The quintessential drink of the summer (or at least my summer) made into a delicious and refreshing cupcake. Win-win! I have now made these twice for my coworkers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and they are always a hit. In 2011, (yes this post is well overdue), it was my first introduction into my new job as the “baker girl” and there was a sign-up list of what everyone wanted to bring to the celebration. I searched far and wide to find a cupcake recipe I thought would be worthy. I fell upon this one from Annie’s Eats.
To say that I like margaritas in the summertime is an understatement. They are definitely my go-to when it comes to summer cocktails. I like the tart flavor of lime with that kick of tequila. All around, a great cocktail. I was a tad skeptical when it came time to try the margarita cupcakes because in all honestly, can a mini cake really stand up to the refreshing taste of an actual cocktail? It was debatable to say the least.
The cupcake captured the intense lime flavor I was hoping for and the frosting was to die for. The tequila added a nice punch in the frosting to make you feel like you were eating the actual cocktail. I could not have been happier about the outcome, and I gained my notoriety of having some pretty killer cupcakes How could you NOT win over a new office full of people with a boozy cupcake??
I also received this compliment from my coworker: “The texture of the frosting is like a heavenly cloud.”