A cupcake for my baby, and one more for the road.
June 3, 2007 8:40 PM   Subscribe

Lushybakingfilter: why bother with that whole pesky drinking thing when you can try your favorite cocktail in dessert form? Mojitos, margaritas, screwdrivers, martinis, black russians, daiquiris, gin & tonics, piña coladas, mai tais and mint juleps. Mmmm.
posted by miss lynnster (18 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
Jack and coke cake?
posted by inconsequentialist at 9:00 PM on June 3, 2007

Cuba Libre Cupcakes.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:21 PM on June 3, 2007

I'll bet you could probably pour some Coca Cola into the JD Birthday Cake recipe...
posted by miss lynnster at 9:22 PM on June 3, 2007

Damn! I totally meant to link to those CL cupcakes too! Thanks cmgonzalez.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:23 PM on June 3, 2007

On a related note, I baked some pineapple pound cake spice loaves the other day, and a couple spoons of rum probably would have been a nice addition.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:26 PM on June 3, 2007

I was surprised to not see those cupcakes linked, actually, but those were the first thing to come to mind. My favorite drink and all.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:29 PM on June 3, 2007

My San Diego host family served up margarita pie once. At the time I was fervently opposed to anything remotely alcoholic, but out of curiosity I took a bite. Tasted like key lime pie. Not bad actually. I regret not eating more.

(Now I still don't drink - I hate the yeasty taste of most alcoholic drinks and I'm on meds - but I'm not opposed to alcohol in food. Not after discovering that my Osaka host family cooked everything with sake, and that I went through half a box of chocolates before realizing there was sherry in them.)
posted by divabat at 10:59 PM on June 3, 2007

The longer it's cooked the less alcohol content it has. There's burn-off, it's mostly the flavor that stays.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:25 PM on June 3, 2007

why bother with that whole pesky drinking thing

I don't think I can even begin to answer that....
posted by lumpenprole at 12:50 AM on June 4, 2007

Oh my.. combining two of my favorite things: dessert and alcoholic drinks. Thank you for the links.
posted by fiasco at 5:15 AM on June 4, 2007

Okay can someone hope me here? The Mojito recipe there (and other places) try to add spearmint to Mojito, but it tastes wrong.

In Cuba they tell you you can only get real Mojito's in Cuba because the mint it needs only comes from Cuba. What variety is it that they use? From memory it's got a red stalk and it's definitely not normal spearmint because spearmint makes me hurl.

Any thoughts, or should I just take it to ask?
posted by twine42 at 6:05 AM on June 4, 2007

I desperately want to eat black russian cake, but they all want me to use cakemix. I think I will have to invent the recipe for myself: fortunately I have the week off to study for exams!
posted by jacalata at 6:24 AM on June 4, 2007

I made some mint julep ice cream for a Kentucky Derby party this year. It was, apparently, quite a hit, although I'd had a few too many mint juleps to drink by the time dessert rolled around to fully appreciate it.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:37 AM on June 4, 2007

twine42, I believe you're thinking of Yerba Buena

And I love this post. It's sad my mother's generation just settled for Geritol and rum balls. :-)
posted by TryTheTilapia at 8:04 AM on June 4, 2007

Mmm, I like making margarita cheesecake. (Substitute pretzel crumbs for the graham crust, lots of lime juice, Cointreau and tequila in the mix).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:50 AM on June 4, 2007

Well boy howdy, I guess this is the way to get favorites... appeal to my fellow lushes in the crowd! ;)

posted by miss lynnster at 12:42 PM on June 4, 2007

miss lynnster, I think I love you. thanks for this.
posted by spinturtle at 6:42 AM on June 5, 2007

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