Today is Mad Men’s Third Season finale and what better way to bid a sad “See you next year” farewell to one of my favorite shows, than (of course!) making a cupcake version of Mr. Draper’s drink of choice.
An Old Fashioned is made with bourbon, simple syrup, ice, a few dashes of bitters and garnished with an orange slice, a lemon twist and maraschino cherries. These cupcakes are a bourbon cake, topped with a citrus glaze and topped with a a slice of orange and a Maraschino cherry, and if may say so, they’re quite delicious.
Bourbon cupcakes (loosely adapted from Two Ton Bourbon Pecan Cake)
yields 15 cupcakes
- 2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup and 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons milk ( I used soy milk, simply because was out of reg milk)
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 10 ounces white sugar
- 3 eggs
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until it’s done, I know that’s a little vague but I forgot to write down how long it took. It was early morning on a Sunday, OK? I think it took about 30 mins, and these cupcakes by the way domed beautifully.
Now, which of the characters do you think would enjoy these? Honestly I think the only characters who would love these are Trudy Campbell, Suzanne Farrell (Sally’s teacher) and of course Sally herself. (…wait there’s Bourbon in these?!? )
Oh and also check out Cupcakes N Cones Madmen Inspired Cupcakes, they’re very cool.
PS: I am so dieing to know more of Sal’s storyline!!