As if anyone could improve upon a good old-fashioned cupcake, Prohibition Bakery just might have. What exactly makes it so special? Booze.
These mini treats look deceivingly like those other trendy guys, but the difference here is all in the alcohol, which is whipped into the frosting and injected into the cake. And yes, you can get a buzz. (Around four bite-size cupcakes equal a cocktail.)
Former chef Brooke Siem and former bartender Leslie Feinberg have concocted eye-opening flavors ranging from tart and fruity (like the Margarita, Mojito and Sangria) to rich and nutty (like the Irish Car Bomb and Pretzels & Beer). Our favorite happens to be one of their best sellers: the White Russian.
Their newly opened, no-frills storefront on the Lower East Side serves mostly as the main kitchen, so your best bet is to order a few batches to share with friends on a special occasion ($40 for a minimum of two dozen cupcakes, plus $20 for delivery in Manhattan). If you do happen to be in the area, though, swing by to try an individual bite ($2 each). Cheers!
9 Clinton St. (between E. Houston and Stanton sts.); 646-596-8294 or prohibitionbakery.com