These Alcoholic Confections Put a Fun Spin on Red Wine Sangria

 - Jul 28, 2015
References: thekitchn & thefirstyearblog
'The First Year' blog has put together a recipe for a batch of sweet sangria cupcakes. Sangria is a summertime staple and now you can enjoy the delicious wine-based punch in the form of a sugary sweet cupcake.

To make the boozy sangria confections, start with a basic cupcake batter. Once you have your batter made, add strawberries, blueberries and a bit of orange zest to achieve the fresh fruit taste of traditional sangria. While the cupcake batter is easy to assemble, the star of these sangria cupcakes is the indulgent red wine buttercream. To make the buttercream frosting, you will need to reduce red wine down to a syrup. Then combine the red wine syrup with vegetable shortening, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and then top them with organic slices, strawberries slices and a couple of blueberries.