Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea Cupcakes
Happy summer! A few years back I was headed to a birthday party for a friend, and I asked her about her favorite drink because I wanted to recreate it as a dessert for her birthday. Her favorite drink happens to be bourbon peach sweet tea so I turned that into bourbon peach sweet tea cupcakes. Peach is a perfect summer flavor, and these make for a perfect summer treat!
These cupcakes are a little bit more work than some of my other cupcake recipes, but I promise you it is well worth it. You start by whipping the egg white into a nice, stiff meringue. Then, just like most any recipe, beat the butter and sugar together.
You’ll then put the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. I usually just pour all the wet ingredients into the same measuring cup, so I’ll pour the bourbon up to the 1/2 cup mark, and then add the peach juice up to the 3/4 mark (so it adds 1/4 cup of peach juice). It saves a couple of dishes! You’ll then alternate adding the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients until both are fully incorporated.
Finally, you’ll stir in the chopped peaches, and finish up the batter by folding in the egg white. Start with about 1/3 of the egg white, and then add the rest. The egg white will help keep the cupcakes light, fluffy, and airy.
For the frosting, you’ll first beat the butter to get it soft and airy, and then mixing in the rest of the ingredients. You can tweak the stiffness by adding more powdered sugar to thicken it or more sweet tea vodka to thin it.
Bourbon peach sweet tea cupcakes are great for picnics, barbecues, showers, brunches, birthday parties, and just summertime in general. They are a delicious, summery peach with a nice kick of bourbon, and a touch of sweet tea vodka. If you need a refreshing adult summer recipe, you can’t go wrong with these!