Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

A Bank Holiday Monday requires more than just dessert, it requires something cheekier. Low and behold…

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For the cupcakes-
175g self raising flour
175g golden caster sugar
175g unsalted butter (softened)
3 eggs
4 tbsp tonic water
2 tbsp Gordon’s Gin

Preheat oven to 180 and line cupcake tray with cases.
Beat the softened butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add the eggs- whisking one at a time
Sieve in the flour and fold
Add the tonic water and spoon the mixture into cases.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Once out of the oven place on a wire tray. Stab each one with a fork and brush the gin over the top- add as much or as little as you like but remember there is also gin in the icing!!

For the icing-

175g softened butter
300g icing sugar
1 lime
2 tbsp Gin

Mix the butter and sugar together is stages until smooth.
Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime and the gin to taste.
Mix until you have a nice consistency for piping!

Enjoy!!

ebony

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