what?? we decided gin is totally british and the spice girls probably drank tons of gin. and we couldn't show up to a bar crawl without some cocktail cupcakes, right?
so 5 ingredient mini cupcakes were born! yeah you read that right. 5.
remember how i told you cake mix + champagne = cupcakes? well, really, cake mix + any fizzy drink is going to make cupcakes.
white cake mix from a box + diet sprite. cause these are low cal of course. honestly, diet sprite is what i had and i wasn't about to run to the store for some tonic water. it still counts.
to really get a good gin and tonic taste, while the cupcakes are cooling poke a few holes into the tops. mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons gin and a touch of lime juice. (i suppose the lime juice makes it 6 ingredients, but i didn't use the lime juice because i don't like it. tastes more like the drink if you do though.) stir until it makes a glaze, like thin icing. brush or pour over your mini cakes.
when the cakes are completely cool, beat 1 stick softened unsalted butter and slowly add in 3.5 cups powdered sugar. slowly mix in 3 to 4 tablespoons gin, until the frosting is the consistency you like. more gin = thinner frosting.