Today is Sunday October 20th, and I do feel a bit guilty for posting this oh so delicious but naughty recipe on a Sunday!
I remember being a youngin’, singing….”rolling down the street smokin’ indo ( which I thought was some sort of cigarette) sippin’ on Gin and Juice!” Oh what a classic that is…..and I knew exactly what Gin and Juice was, Gin and juice is like the original Mimosa! A sort of “hood’ Mimosa.
For those who may not know…….Gin and Juice is simply Orange Juice and Gin, it’s an easy peasy cocktail that can be enjoyed at any time of the day if you’d like.
I wanted to stay true to the original flavor and makeup of this classic cocktail, and keep it simple. I used fresh orange juice and Gin, with a simple cake batter, in the middle a sweet and zesty orange and Gin curd, topped with an Orange and Gin flavored frosting! Sound delicious right?
Well here’s what you need!
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Zest of one Orange
1 ½ cups sugar
½ stick butter
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ cup gin
Orange and Gin Filling
1 cup sugar
½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ cup gin
2 Tablespoons Butter (room temperature)
2 cups powdered sugar
Zest ½ Orange
2 Tablespoons Gin
2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed Orange juice
For the cupcakes
Pre-heat oven to 350 Sift Flour, baking powder, orange zest and salt together. Cream Butter, vegetable oil, and sugar. Add eggs in one at a time using blender mix well before adding the next egg. Measure out Gin and Orange Juice. Add half of the dry ingredients, than gin and juice, and end with flour. Pour in muffin pans.
For the filling
In a small saucepan heat orange juice and sugar together, bring to boil meanwhile in a small non-reactive bowl whisk egg up! Now turn sugar and orange juice off let sit for about 1 minute. Pour into the non-reactive bowl with egg yolk while whisking vigorously. Continue whisking, and pour back into small sauce pan on medium high heat. Let heat and thicken whisking in between. Add gin and continue to whisk. When it reaches a smooth but thick sticky texture put in fridge for at least 10 minutes. When cupcakes have cooled, take center out add some orange and gin curd and put top back on the cupcake.
For the frosting
Cream butter add confectioner sugar and orange zest, beat and add orange juice, and gin. Beat until smooth put in piping bag and let cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes. When ready to ice the cakes. Pipe the frosting on top and decorate any way you like, although as good as they taste I’m sure you won’t care how they look! And there you have it the Gin and Juice Cupcake! Paying homage to a cultural and hip hop icon on his b-day!
Enjoy and let me know how it worked out for you. Follow me here on Twitter I love cooking and sharing.
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