Do you love holiday music and movies? Do you wait in anticipation for the day after Thanksgiving to start listening to holiday music without the shame of turning it on “too early”? Is the Hallmark Channel, ABC Family and any other cable channel on 24/7 so you can catch all the Christmas movies? Is that you? Yeah, well it’s okay to admit it today because #SundaySupper is bringing back our love of music and movie inspired dishes with a holiday theme!
I do have a confession to make though, I am a Jew that loves Christmas music. I can’t help it, I just do. I know I’m not the only one. But you’re probably thinking right now, what do Gin and Tonic Cupcakes have to do with Christmas music or movies? Well. . . nothing but they do have to do with Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song!
Tell your friend Veronica
It’s time to celebrate Chanukah
I hope I get a harmonicah
Oh this lovely, lovely Chanukah
So drink your gin and tonicah
What do gin and tonics have to do with Chanukah? Absolutely nothing but I can’t resist the opportunity to put booze in my desserts and it makes a fun holiday or new year (okay really year round) treat. Just remember this is for the adults only, there is gin in that frosting!
I remember when the Chanukah song was released, I must have been in high school and we were obsessed with it. Finally a fun Chanukah song for us and to this day, I still get a chuckle whenever I hear it.
This is a song that uhh..
There’s a lot of Christmas songs out there and uhh..
not too many Chanukah songs.
I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don’t get to hear
any Chanukah songs.
Here we go…
- 2¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- zest from 1 lime
- 12 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1¼ cups granulated white sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- ¼ cup lime juice (from 1 lime)
- ¼ cup gin
- 1 cup tonic water
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- zest from 1 lime
- juice from ½ lime
- 2 tablespoon tonic water
- 2 tablespoon gin
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 12 cup cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
- In a medium bowl, combined the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and lime zest.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until light and airy about 2-3 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Stir in the lime juice and gin.
- Mix in half the flour mixture, then the tonic and finally the remaining flour until thoroughly combined.
- Fill the cupcake liners ⅔ of the way full with the batter and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before frosting.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter and confectioners sugar on low speed.
- Add the lime zest, juice, tonic water and gin. Slowly increase the speed until the frosting comes together and is nice and smooth.
- Bring the speed up to medium high and mix for 2-3 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
- Pipe the frosting or spread it on the cupcakes using an offset spatula.
- Makes 22 cupcakes
Party Appetizers & Snacks:
Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary & Vanilla-Inspired by the song
“Christmas in the Trenches”- Shockingly Delicious
Roasted Chestnuts Inspired by the movie “The Christmas Song” – Food Lust People Love
A Popcorn Trio Inspired by the song “Let it Snow” - Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd Inspired by the movie
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” - In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
Icicle Candy and Reindeer Snacks Inspired by the movie “Snow” – Treats & Trinkets
A Christmas Carol Plum Pudding Inspired by the movie “A Christmas Carol” – No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Yukon Mashed Potato Cakes Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” - Cookin’ Mimi
Christmas Pudding Inspired by the song “Over the River and Through the Woods” - A Kitchen Hoor
Pumpkin Pudding Inspired by the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” - Basic N Delicious
Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams” Inspired by the movie “Elf” - MarocMama
Sugarplums Inspired by the movie “The Nutcracker” – Happy Baking Days
Chai Spiced Roasted Nuts Inspired by the song “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” - Take A Bite Out of Boca
Festive Main Dishes
Maple Syrup Spaghetti- Inspired by the movie “Elf”- Momma’s Meals
Who Hash Inspired by the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” -girlichef
Ginger Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Inspired by the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” -Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
NY Hot Dog with Sabrett-style Onion Sauce Inspired by the movie “Die Hard” - Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Classic Caesar Salad Inspired by the movie “The Santa Clause” – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Individuals Meatloaves & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes for Mommy’s Little Piggies - Inspired by the movie
“A Christmas Story” – The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Christmas Waffles Inspired by the TV special “A Claymation Christmas Celebration” – Curious Cuisiniere
Filthy Animal Pizza Inspired by the movie “Home Alone” – Foxes Love Lemons
Chicken Orzo Soup Inspired by the song “12 Days of Christmas” - Family Foodie
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes Inspired by the song “Christmas Is The Time To Say ‘I Love You’ ” -
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet Holiday Treats:
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Inspired by Adam Sandler’s ” The Chanukah Song” - The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars Inspired by the movie “Love Actually” – Magnolia Days
Gingerbread Marshmallows Inspired by the song “Marshmallow World” – Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by the movie “The Gremlins” – Killer Bunnies, Inc
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Inspired by the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” – Alida’s Kitchen
Snowball Cookies - Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” -The Foodie Army Wife
Penuche Fudge Inspired by the movie “Elf” – Pies and Plots
Hot Chocolate Cookies Inspired by the movie “Santa Clause” - Mess Makes Food
South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake Inspired by the movie “South Pacific” -The Ninja Baker
Cookies & Cream Fudge Inspired by the movie “Elf” – The Messy Baker
Toasted Coconut Hot Cocoa- Inspired by the song “Let It Snow”- Chocolate Moosey
The Christmas Gram Inspired by the movie “Elf” – An Appealing Plan
Eggnog Hot Chocolate Inspired by the movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” - Peanut Butter and Peppers
Vermont Hot Cocoa Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” – Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats Inspired by the song “Holly Jolly Christmas “ -NeighborFood
This is Christmas; Wine Pairings for Holiday Themed#SundaySupper Recipes – ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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