Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail for #CocktailDay

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Have your cake and drink it too with this decadently delicious Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail!

Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail for #CocktailDay |

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Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail for #CocktailDay |

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.

Frosting… check.

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!


Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail
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Serves: 1 cocktail

  • 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)

  1. Rim your serving glass with a generous amount of vanilla frosting. Make sure to get the inside, outside and top of the rim.
  2. 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.
  3. On the inside of the glass, swirl chocolate syrup starting at the top and ending at the bottom of the glass.
  4. 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.
  5. Carefully strain into the prepared glass.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe originally from Grin & Bake It

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38 Comments on Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail for #CocktailDay

  1. Susan Palmer
    January 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow! This looks incredible and I love that ring of sprinkles around it. Such a pretty drink.

  2. kellybakes
    January 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm (1 year ago)

    I love love love the sprinkle rim! I work at a cupcake bakery that makes cupcakes inspired by cocktails and beer, so it’s fun to see it the other way around! :)

    • Betsy Eves
      January 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh fun! I’ve made plenty of cupcakes that have alcohol in them… but this was my first time making a cocktail inspired by a cupcake!

  3. Tara
    January 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm (1 year ago)

    How fun is that cocktail, it would be great for a birthday party!! Love it!!

    • Betsy Eves
      January 19, 2014 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Or a Tuesday. hehe ;)

  4. Christy
    January 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm (1 year ago)

    That is one seriously festive cocktail! Bottoms Up!

  5. Kailley @ Kailley's Kitchen
    January 20, 2014 at 1:04 am (1 year ago)

    Ohmigoodness, these sound to-die-for! The more a cocktail resembles a decadent confection, the better :)

  6. Melissa wilson
    January 20, 2014 at 1:39 am (1 year ago)

    Chocolate martini, it goes down like chocolate milk!

  7. Diane
    January 20, 2014 at 2:54 am (1 year ago)

    Vodka Collins seems fine w/me! *Give me 2 beers and I can’t stop giggling* Love the looks of this. Pinned it!!!

  8. Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    January 20, 2014 at 11:50 am (1 year ago)

    Ooooh! It’s mesmerizing. What is the whipped cream flavored vodka called in German? Or did you find that somewhere else? ;)

    • Betsy Eves
      January 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

      I have no idea what it’s called in German. But Pinnacle makes it and I got it at the PX. lol You can get a bottle for yourself when you come visit me though!! <3

  9. Isabelle @ Crumb
    January 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I love everything about this cocktail… the sprinkle rim, the chocolate swirl, the combination of flavours. Yum, yum, and YUM. If I wasn’t stuck at work right now, I’d totally be diving into one of these. :)

    • Betsy Eves
      January 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm (1 year ago)

      If it wasn’t only noon…. I’d be diving into one of these right now too! hahah Maybe this weekend!

  10. Liz Berg
    January 21, 2014 at 12:26 am (1 year ago)

    This is the most gorgeous cocktail! And I’m sure the taste matches its beauty!!!

  11. Donna Currie
    January 24, 2014 at 6:31 am (1 year ago)

    LOVE the sprinkles! I want this for dessert. Like right now.

  12. Laura
    January 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm (1 year ago)

    I love getting a tequila sunrise – yum!

  13. Cravings of a Lunatic
    January 26, 2014 at 7:59 am (1 year ago)

    Betsy this is really amazing. I can’t get over how pretty this is. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    • Betsy Eves
      January 27, 2014 at 8:18 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you! xoox :)

  14. Guyla
    January 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Yes please!

  15. Dionne Baldwin
    January 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

    You can never go wrong with sweet and I love cupcakes too so I knew I would love this the moment that I saw the sprinkles. I’ll have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Betsy Eves
      January 27, 2014 at 8:16 am (1 year ago)

      Surprisingly, the only part of this cocktail that’s super sweet is the frosting and sprinkles. The rest… it’s just heavenly delicious!

  16. lizwaterson
    January 27, 2014 at 4:05 am (1 year ago)

    This looks like a GORGEOUS cocktail!! LOVE!! I want one, okay I lied three! :)

    • Betsy Eves
      January 27, 2014 at 8:14 am (1 year ago)

      I think I drank three the first time I made these!! hehehe ;)

  17. Raegan
    April 23, 2014 at 2:14 am (11 months ago)

    This looked so yummy I had to try it! It was great so I included it on my blog with a link back to you!


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