Get The Patron And Tell Them That It's On

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You guys know me. I love cupcakes and I love alcohol.

Typically, those two don’t match up too well at the same time (unless it’s a birthday party), but there has been a recent shift in cooking that involves cocktails.

Tonight, I made these – Patron Cupcakes. Yep. You read that right. Mr. Pat Ron cupcakes.

(taken by me!)

Here is the recipe copied straight from the Fierce Foodie blog:

Patron Cupcake Recipe
·         1/4 cup lime juice
·         1 1/2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
·         1 c. milk (I used 2%)
·         1/4 c. vegetable oil
·         2 tsp Patron
·         1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
·         1 cup sugar
·         1 1/3 c. all purpose flour
·         1/4 tsp baking soda
·         1/2 tsp baking powder
·         1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
WET INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, milk, oil, Patron, vanilla and sugar.
DRY INGREDIENTS: In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add to lime mixture and stir until just combined. Divide evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
The Tequila Lime Frosting Recipe
·         1/4 cup butter melted 
·         1 tbsp heavy whipping cream or milk
·         3 tbsp lime juice
·         1 tbsp Patron
·         2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
·         coarse sugar and salt for “rims”
Cream together butter, milk, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. I ended up using maybe 4-5 cups of sugar. With 2 cups, the frosting was very wet and could basically be poured. Add and add the confectioner’s sugar (in 1/2  c. increments) until it’s where you want it.

Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse, colored sugar if you like.

Note that like the blogger, I used a lot more confectioners’ sugar than called for to get the icing to be less watery.

My Verdict: The hubs isn’t a fan of the icing (it has bite), BUT I’m thinking of adding some blue sprinkles and extra sweet icing for the West Virginia game this Saturday. I enjoyed them! They were a bit more salty/limey, so it’s a refreshing taste and great for a tailgate!