Sensational Gin & Tonic Cupcakes

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Who doesn't love a good G&T on a hot day? Now imagine if you could take everything you love about the classic cocktail, and turn it into a refreshing and sweet dessert! Ladies and gentlemen we give you the boozy cupcake of the summer: the gin and tonic cupcake!

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 cupcakes


  • For the cake:
  • 2 1/2 C of flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1 3/4 C of bakers sugar
  • 1/4 C of almond yogurt
  • 2 Tbs of gin
  • 1 Tbs of tonic
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • zest of one lime
  • 1/4 C of milk
  • For the glaze :
  • 1 Tbs of butter melted
  • 2 Tbs of sugar
  • 1 Tbs of lime juice
  • 2 Tbs of gin
  • For the gin and lime buttercream frosting:
  • 1 1/2 C of butter
  • 1/2 C of bakers sugar
  • 1/2 C of powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs of gin
  • 1 Tbs of lime juice
  • zest of one lime

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The Cake: 

First mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, lime zest, and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.

Add butter, sugar, gin, yogurt, and milk to mixer. Mix on slow (careful, it may splash you) Slowly add in dry ingredients. Increase speed to medium.

Finally add eggs and vanilla. Increase speed to high in order to adequately mix the eggs. 

Divide among cupcake tins. Fill about half way (about two spoonfuls each)

Bake at 375 F for 15 min. and then check by sticking a toothpick or fork in the center. If it comes out clean, then they are ready to go! If not, try adding another 3 minutes and then check again.

The Glaze: 

Melt the butter in the microwave and add the sugar, lime juice and gin. Spoon over cupcakes right when they come out so the mixture melts into the top of the cake. 

The Gin and Lime Buttercream Frosting:

Combine butter and sugars on medium speed. Add gin, lime juice,  and orange extract. Mix on high until whipped.

Let set in the fridge. After the cupcakes are cool to the touch, frost, garnish and enjoy!


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