Have your cake and drink it too with this decadently delicious Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail!
Welcome to #CocktailDay!
Cocktail Day a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering.
We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors.
Since I am baking blogger, I decided to make a cocktail inspired by my favorite dessert… the cupcake! And since I can’t really put a cupcake in a cocktail… that’d be a mushy, crumbly mess… I took some of my favorite cupcake flavors and incorporated them into this cocktail.
Rainbow jimmies… check.
Chocolate syrup… check.
I am in love with whipped cream flavored vodka so I used that as well as a creamy chocolate liquor I found at the German store. I also put added amaretto for flavor and heavy cream for body and richness. (PS – You can sub any chocolate or cocoa flavored creamy liquor for what I used!)
This is a strong drink, so beware! And it is definitely a sipping drink, NOT a gulping drink. But, it’ is a super delicious, cupcake-inspired cocktail that will WOW your friends at your next party!
- ¼ cup Vanilla frosting
- 1 cup Rainbow jimmies
- Chocolate syrup
- 1oz Whipped cream vodka
- 1oz Amaertto
- 1oz Chocolate cream liquor
- 1oz Heavy whipping cream
- Ice cubes
- Serving glass (I used a martini glass, but any glass you have could be used)
- Rim your serving glass with a generous amount of vanilla frosting. Make sure to get the inside, outside and top of the rim.
- Place rainbow jimmies into a flat bottomed, shallow bowl (or a small plate). Press frosted glass into the jimmies. You may need to move the jimmies around to ensure that all the frosting has be covered.
- On the inside of the glass, swirl chocolate syrup starting at the top and ending at the bottom of the glass.
- In a large glass, place the ice, whipped cream vodka, amaertto, chocolate cream liquor and heavy whipping cream. Stir with a spoon until well combined and chilled.
- Carefully strain into the prepared glass.
- Serve immediately.
Fabulous Bloggers Mixing It Up with Us for #CocktailDay:
Pomegranate Party Punch by Cravings of a Lunatic
White Cosmopolitans by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Hot Buttered Chocolate Rum by Cookistry
Bacon Jalapeno Bloody Mary by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Blood Orange Old Fashioned by Kelly Bakes
Caipirinhas by Food Lust People Love
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Martini by Hungry Couple
Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail by JavaCupcake
Ciderhouse Whiskey by From the Bookshelf
Citrus Cranberry Punch by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini by Home Cooking Memories
Egyptian Martini by Cooking In Stilettos
Espresso Martini by Liv Life
Frosty Lemon Drop Martini by The Hopeless Housewife
Frozen Marshmallow Mudslide by 365 Days of Baking & More
Ginger Raspberry Fizzy by Try Anything Once
Iced Cake Martini by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Le Jardinier by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Mandarin Mulled Wine by Food Babbles
Meyer Lemon Rosemary Gin Fizz by Crumb
Muddled Rosemary and Pineapple Cocktail by My Catholic Kitchen
Nutella Martini by The Pink Flour
Peach Sparkler by Noshing With The Nolands
Pineapple Margarita by Miss in the Kitchen
Pomegranate Orange Spritzer by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Safe Sex on the Beach by Mom’s Test Kitchen
Side Car with Dried Cherries by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Apple Pie Moonshine by Lola’s Kitchen
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#Cocktail Day Prizes:
2 Individual Copies of Molecule Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook
1 Set of Mojito R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Set of Margarita R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Set of Cosmo R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Copy of The Architecture of the Cocktail sponsored by Race Point Publishing
1 Copy of Apothecary Cocktails sponsored by Fair Winds Press
1 Copy of The Best Craft Cocktails and Bartending with Flair sponsored by Page St. Publishing
1 Not So Simple Gift Basket
1 Microplane Bartender’s Garnishing Tool
1 Microplane Citrus Tool
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