For my birthday last year, my fiancé Andrew's aunt Cristi (a culinary genius in her own right) gave me a cookbook dedicated entirely to gourmet cupcakes. I oohed and aahed over it for months before actually putting it to use. These "Margarita Cupcakes" were my first adventure.
The batter AND the icing actually contain both fresh lime juice/zest and TEQUILA. The smell of the batter alone is enough to make you feel intoxicated! While the cupcakes were baking, I whipped up the glaze. I made a few tweaks to the recipe so it wasn't quite so runny and would set up a little better. A sprinkle of chunky sugar and a lime wedge later, the cupcakes were ready!
YUMMY! They are a cute addition to a girls' night or any other time you need a dessert that's sinfully delicious. Bottoms up!