A dear fried of mine recently asked me if I could make some cupcakes for her husband's birthday party. I love a good excuse to make lots of cupcakes! So, after much thought I decided to make cocktail inspired adult cupcakes with liquor. I went for a Hawaiian theme for my cupcakes as the birthday boy was getting a 1950's Hawaiian shirt from his adorable wife.
For the Blue Hawaii cupcakes I used fresh pineapple, rum and Blue Curaçao ( a liqueur flavoured with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao) with a coconut buttercream frosting, decorated with a maraschino cherry and slice of fresh coconut.