8 Cocktail-Inspired Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

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8 Cocktail-Inspired Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Though the first mentions of cocktails and cupcakes can both be traced to the dawn of the 19th century, it’s hard to say when they first crossed paths in baked form. Fortunately, contemporary bakers regularly draw inspiration (and flavor) from adult beverages.

Whether you’re single and going out with friends, or getting ready for an epic date night, there’s no better time than Valentine’s day for a boozy cupcake. From simple single-liquor infusions to spins on classic cocktails like the old-fashioned and the Negroni, here are eight cocktail-inspired cupcakes perfect for any direction the holiday might take you.

Zoelle Egner is a San Francisco-based writer with a weakness for baking and mixed beverages. She spends far too much time on Twitter.