Sometimes in baking, it’s all about creativity. With the huge amount of resources out there, from recipes to tutorials to store-bought helpers, almost anyone can bake a decent cupcake. It’s when you take that vanilla cupcake and completely transform the flavor that impresses us. We love playing with different flavors, and we love showing off the creativity of others! Today, we’re sharing 10 of the most creative cocktail cupcake flavors that caught our attention. Whether inspired by a cocktail, or actually made with booze in the batter, these cocktail cupcakes are certainly unique!


Spice things up with these fun Margarita Cupcakes. These are perfect for any outdoor summer get-together! (via The Kitchen is My Playground)


When a girl turns 21, one of the first drinks she wants to try is a Cosmo. Add to the party with these Cosmopolitan Cupcakes! (via 84th and 3rd)


Combine Kahlua and vodka to create the perfect White Russian Cupcakes for any celebration. We’re thinking they would be great for New Year’s. (via Baked Perfection)


Summer is upon us! Relax by the pool with these colorful Pina Colada Cupcakes. (via Gimme Some Oven)


Rum and Coke has been a classic cocktail combine for so many years. Spice up the tradition a bit with these Rum and Coke Cupcakes.  (via Coffee and Cannolis)


The Mudslide–every chocolate lover’s dream. Combine the flavors of coffee, chocolate, and Kahlua to make these Mudslide Cupcakes. (via Handle the Heat)


Looking for something a little bit sweeter? The frosting on these Appletini Cupcakes has a whole shaken Appletini mixed in! Talk about a punch of flavor. (via Bakers Royale)


There’s just something about that Irish cream and coffee combination that drives everybody wild. Add Marshmallow Frosting for the perfect topping to these Irish Cream Coffee Cupcakes. (via Cooking Melangery)


Summertime always calls for a refreshing Mint Julep. Surprise your outdoor party guests with Mint Julep cocktails and Mint Julep Cupcakes. (via The Baker Chick)


The sweet flavor of Amaretto is a popular favorite for everyone. Harness that and make Amaretto Cupcakes! (via Katie Cakes)

Do you have a favorite cocktail-inspired cupcake recipe?

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