Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcakes

Welcome to our National Margarita Day Celebration!

Pink Cadillac Cupcakes and Margarita (550x550)

I’m not a big mixed drink consumer but I do appreciate a good Pink Cadillac.

No, not this Pink Cadillac. (Go ahead, play it I’ll wait… 😉 )

This Pink Cadillac Margarita. (See recipe below) 😉

Pink Cadillac Margarita

My Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcake plays with the flavors of cranberry, orange and lime with a bit of gold tequila tossed in too!

Thank you Heather from for hosting this event! Cheers, Heather!

Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcakes
Serves: 16 cupcakes
  • ¼ unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup butter flavored shortening or addition ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cranberry juice or blend NOT cocktail juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  1. In a standard mixer on low speed, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate measuring cup mix together cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice and tequila.
  5. Add half the dry ingredients then half wet ingredients. Mix and repeat.
  6. Batter should be thick and spongy.
  7. Bake in lined cupcake pan at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes until set and test clean with inserted toothpick .
  8. Cool and top with your favorite frosting.


If you want to enjoy a Pink Cadillac Margarita with your cupcake (which I highly recommend) here is the recipe! The pink salt rim is colored with a few drops of cranberry juice.

1 1/2 oz. Top Shelf Tequila (Cuervo 1800)
splash of fresh squeezed Lime Juice (more Lime Juice for rim)
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Shake with ice and strain. Serve over ice.

Enjoy these great takes on Margaritas from our group of talented bloggers!

National Margarita Day 2015


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23 Responses to Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcakes

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  3. You know I’m going to be singing that song for the rest of the day now (at least), right? I love these, such fun inspiration and the perfect boozy food addition to our National Margarita Day party! Pass one my way, please…
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  5. I’ll take a dozen >>swoon! fun!
    Vianney Rodriguez recently posted..Cinnamon Orange MargaritaMy Profile

  6. Margaritas and cupcakes. You win! This is my favorite #nationalmargaritaday post!
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  8. Leslie Limon says:

    I love everything about these cupcakes, including the name! 😀
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  9. I love it when booze and desserts come together in one awesome treat! I’ll have my cake and drink it too.
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  11. Bea says:

    Your pink cadillac margaritas are just so pretty, Cindy. Love them – and yes to having the cupcake with this beautiful pink cadillac margarita.
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  12. So cute! They made me smile when I saw them. It must be the pink!!! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate It!, the blog party. It is all about sharing how you celebrate the everyday!

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