Margarita Cupcakes II!!

(Tequila & lime cupcakes brushed with tequila, Grand Marnier, and lime juice, then topped with a tequila/ GM/ lime juice buttercream)
 
I’ve been thinking about making Margarita Cupcakes all summer.
The thing is… I don’t really like tequila. It makes me hot. And angry. And mean. Despite that fact, every once in a while I just want a Margarita. I thought these cupcakes might be a good substitute.
 
When I started looking for recipes for this cupcake, the only ones I could find used box mix & margarita mix. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’ve done that 2x already! I went back through all my bookmarked recipes, and realized that I could substitute the Margarita ingredients for some of the ingredients in this Strawberry Mimosa Cupcake from OhMyVeggies! It worked! However… do you know how long it takes to zest 4 limes? FOREVER. Unless you use a cheese grater, like I did.
 
I adapted the frosting from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.
 
I used Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila. I’m not sure if higher quality tequila would make a difference or not…
 
Hubs says overall the cupcakes are too “limey” and the booze flavors get lost. The next time I make these I’ll probably use LESS lime zest in the batter, maybe just 3. I think I’ll also use less lime juice in the frosting and more booze. Maybe ½ lime and 1 ½ tablespoons each of tequila & GM?
 
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
RECIPE HERE.
 
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