17 Boozy Cupcake Recipes

November 10th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

17 Boozy Cupcake Recipes | Wilton Cake DecoratingCheers! The weekend is almost here, and one way to add some fun to your party plans is by doing some boozy baking! Add an extra shot of liquor to any of these cupcakes with these Shot Top Flavor Infusers. At least one of these recipes is sure to wet your whistle. Sorry kids…these cupcakes for adults only!


1. CHOCOLATE BOURBON PECAN PIE CUPCAKES

These cupcakes are just perfect for Thanksgiving – chocolate, bourbon, and pecans all combined into one. Half Baked Harvest has the recipe, get it here.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes | Half Baked Harvest

2. TIPSY ROOT BEER FLOAT CUPCAKES

Rethink the classic Root Beer Float with this Tipsy Root Beer Float Cupcake project. With all the flavors of the drink you know and love, this cool cupcake idea also combines a tiny shot of spiked Root Beer. Wilton has the recipe, get it here.

Tipsy Root Beer Float | Wilton Cake Decorating

3. FRESH SQUEEZED MIMOSA CUPCAKES

Now you can drink your mimosa and eat it, too. Add these mimosa cupcakes to your brunch spread! Sally’s Baking Addiction has the recipe, get it here.

Fresh Squeezed Mimosa Cupcakes | Sally's Baking Addiction

4. STRAWBERRY CHARDONNAY CUPCAKES

Add some class to your cupcakes! Sweet strawberries blended with real chardonnay give these cupcakes a touch of elegance. Top them off with light, fluffy whipped icing that’s spiked with a bit of chardonnay. Wilton has the recipe, get it here.

Strawberry Chardonnay Cupcakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

 

5. BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM CUPCAKES

These cupcakes will be perfect on St. Patrick’s Day, but Bailey’s can be enjoyed any time of year! Merlot Mommy has the recipe, get it here.

Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes | Merlot Mommy

6. SANGRIA CUPCAKES

One bite of these cupcakes packs all the flavor of a sip of sangria. Wilton has the recipe, get the how-to here.

Sangria Cupcakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

7. STOUT CUPCAKES WITH WHISKEY BUTTERCREAM

These rich chocolate cupcakes are made with chocolate stout (or you can use Guinness), and topped with a whiskey buttercream drizzled with chocolate sauce. Nutmeg Nanny has the recipe, get it here.

Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Buttercream | Nutmeg Nanny

8. FRENCH 75 CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES

This classy cupcake is perfect for New Year’s, bridal showers or weddings. A play on the classic cocktail, this tasty cupcake is made with champagne and gin and features a Shot Top filled with additional champagne for a little squirt of fun! Wilton has the recipe, get it here.

French 75 Cupcakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

9. JACK & COKE CUPCAKES

Turn a classic cocktail into a cupcake. Mixed drinks don’t get more basic than this. Stress Baking has the recipe, get it here.

Jack & Coke Cupcakes | Stress Baking

10. SPIKED PEPPERMINT MOCHA CUPCAKES

There are few things that can make a peppermint mocha any better…except maybe a shot of peppermint schnapps! A moist chocolate cake is topped with a sweet peppermint schnapps. Wilton has the recipe, get it here.

Spiked Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

11. KAHLUA CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

These decadent cupcakes have three special features: a chocolate coffee cupcake base, Kahlua-spiked chocolate buttercream, and a Kahlua chocolate ganache drizzle. Baker by Nature has the recipe, get it here.

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes | Baker by Nature

12. TEQUILA SUNRISE

These cupcakes make me want to go on a tropical vacation! The cake portion is infused with tequila, while the frosting is a swirl of orange juice and grenadine. The Cake Blog has the recipe, get the how-to here.

Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes | The Cake Blog

13. RUMCHATA BANANA CREAM CUPCAKES

These moist and fluffy cupcakes only get better once you add a Shot Top of RumChata to get that special cinnamon-kick. Wilton has the recipe, get it here.

RumChata Banana Cream Cupcakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

14. MOJITO CUPCAKES

Lime, mint and rum are packed into these refreshing cupcakes. Broma Bakery has the recipe, get it here.

Mojito Cupcakes | Broma Bakery

15. JACK DANIELS HONEY WHISKEY CUPCAKES

You’ll find sweet honey whiskey mixed into the cake, frosting and drizzle on these cupcakes. Liquor.com has the recipe, get it here.

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes | Liquor.com

16. CROWN ROYAL BUTTER PECAN CUPCAKES

Hints of vanilla and fruit shine through the flavor of these Crown Royal cupcakes. Kelly Stilwell has the recipe, get it here.

Crown Royal Cupcakes | Kelly Stilwell

17. CHOCOLATE RED WINE CUPCAKES

This cupcake recipe is a personal favorite of mine. I’ve made these cupcakes for a galentine’s party and bridal shower, and they were a huge hit with both crowds! The red wine subtly shines through the luscious chocolate flavor. Tide and Thyme has the recipe, get it here.

Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes | Tide and Thyme

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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