Try Your Luck with Irish Whiskey Cupcakes

It’s almost spring and we are ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun dessert that will impress your Irish friends and a few others.  We got the idea for our Irish Whiskey Cupcakes from a variety of sources.  We have been sitting on the idea of making some cupcakes with Irish whiskey for years after we saw a fun Pinterest post from HugsandCookiesXOXO.  Then Rhonda found a cute idea in the March 2021 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.  Put both ideas together with a little bit of time in the kitchen and you now have our Irish Whiskey Cupcakes!

The recipe to make the cupcakes is very easy.  Although we LOVE chocolate cupcakes, this time we resisted and decided to stick with a yellow cupcake flavored with a little bit of Irish whiskey.  We added some Irish whiskey to our amazingly fluffy frosting for just the right amount of Irish.

We made our cupcakes according to the recipe directions.  After letting the cupcakes cool, we used a teaspoon sized measuring spoon and carved out a hole in the center of each cupcake.  We filled the holes with green and white sprinkles.  Isn’t that fun?

Next we mixed together our fluffy frosting.  Since we did not completely cover our entire cupcake with frosting, we had a lot of frosting left over.  You may want to consider cutting this frosting recipe in half.  This frosting is so tasty, so we are going to save our extra and use it with another dessert in the near future.

A trick we learned as we were frosting our cupcakes is to seal off the sprinkled filled hole with a shot of frosting before adding the final layer of frosting on the top of the cupcake.  It kept the sprinkles from mixing into the frosting and the frosting layer from lifting off the top of the cake.

We thought this was a fun way to celebrate St. Pat’s day and the surprise of the sprinkles inside the cupcake added to the celebration. There is not much whiskey included in this recipe, but if you want to serve the cupcakes to children, you may want to consider replacing the whiskey with 1 1/3 teaspoons of vanilla in the cake recipe and 1 teaspoon of vanilla in the frosting.

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Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day fun recipes?  Don’t forget about our past posts: Golden Mint Crinkles and Irish Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Frosting.


Go for the Gold Medal Coffee


Have you been watching the Olympics?  We love the Olympics.  It is one of the few times that we can see so many different sports and events.  If you could compete in any two events, which would you choose? Craig would choose hockey and downhill skiing. Rhonda would choose figure skating and the half-pipe. As we have watched the coverage night after night, we asked ourselves, “What would be a great beverage to drink while watching the Winter Games?  And by the way, where is Bob Costas?”  While we cannot answer both questions, we do have a great answer for the first.  The  Winter Games drink that takes first place for Pyeongchang is Gold Medal Coffee!  The best part of this drink is that we have both a short program and a long program to offer.

The short program is a little twist on a traditional Irish Coffee. Telling you to drink an Irish coffee for the olympics didn’t really sit well with us, so we had to add a few degrees of difficulty.  Craig just recently discovered coffee. (Where has he been? We don’t know.)  He  has started to make himself a vanilla latte before work each morning. To flatter the new coffee lover in our household, we created Gold Medal Coffee.

How do you make it? It is so easy.  You need 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream.  Remember we have used Kerrygold in a variety of recipes like, our french toast, and our Kerrygold ice cream?  You need an ounce of Irish whiskey, and half of a cup of hot dark roast coffee.  Pour the Irish cream and the whiskey into a coffee cup, top off with the coffee and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.  Once you take a sip of this delicious coffee, you will hear the Olympic theme song playing and feel as if you are on top of the podium. This is  an excellent after-dinner drink to offer to guests as an alternative to a heavy dessert, and it makes an award-winning brunch beverage, as well.

Now for the long program.  Prepare your coffee. Fill a tall glass with ice, and add 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream, 1 ounce of Irish whiskey, and 1/2 ounce of Frangelico liqueur.  Top off with coffee.  Add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish. You nailed the landing. Yes!!!

Maximum points earned for execution and artistic interpretation!  You’ve earned the gold.

To download and print the recipes for these two golden beverages.  Visit our website.

We hope you enjoy Gold Medal Coffee this week while watching our American athletes go for the gold!  We would love to hear what you think.  And if you find out where Bob is, can you let Rhonda know?  She’s been worried that he has another eye infection!

Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.