What is it about this time of year that makes me (everyone?) feel so... lazy and irresponsible? In my world, the best place to spend July and August is in a lounge chair- preferably in front of any body of water, with the following essentials within close reach: book, newspaper, another book, coffee (if it's morning time), or a mixed drink (if it's anytime after 12pm). The mixed drink thing is something I only ever want when the sun is blazing hot and thirst can't be quenched with anything else- It's not only me, as soon as the work day is over all of us flock to patio and backyard alike and throw back a few. This very reason is the inspiration for the cupcake of the month- it's inspired by a cocktail that screams "drink me when you're sizzling hot- I am REFRESHING". Are you ready for this? Because it is really exciting- we have been tweaking the recipe for a few days now and it's finally ready for unveiling. It deserves it's own paragraph and several exclamation marks:
Huh!? How can one possibly fit all of the aspects of a delicious Caesar into a cupcake and still make it taste delish? We did it, and it is good! It's a Clamato-Vodka based cake, with all the warm spice that you expect to find in a Caesar. Topped with a Cayenne- Horseradish cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with celery salt and topped off with a celery stick.