I fell in love with Cosmopolitans at the height of the popularity of the show, Sex and the City. At that time in my life, I was fascinated with all things fashion and New York. I spent way too much on clothes and shoes. My girlfriends and I would go out, sometimes with our boyfriends, and get Cosmo’s. We felt so glamorous, even though we were so not. We’d talk about New York, L.A., and Atlanta, and how much we wanted to escape to a better life.
I still dream of a fab life in Manhattan every once in a while (even though in reality I much rather visit regularly than live permanently), and while I daydream about the city, I like to have a Cosmopolitan. They are simple and you can buy the mix for them and just add the alcohol.
And what goes better with a Cosmopolitan than a sweet cupcake. And what is more Sex in the City? But you won’t have to travel to New York for this sweet treat. This is a super simple recipe that uses cake mix, and replaces the water with Cosmo mix. Then I add a little food coloring and more of the Cosmo mix to the frosting. I made a huge batch of these last month for all the ladies in my husband’s class. They were a huge hit.
The cupcake liner’s I used are the Breast Cancer awareness pink liners from Reynold’s. You can find the full recipe for these cupcakes over on the Betty Crocker website here.