There are a lot of jerks in the world. Hopefully you’ve been left in the dark and not forced to participate in the short-lived tradition of Bros Icing Bros. A drinking game, which was quickly shut down by Smirnoff Vodka, involves handing a bottle of Smirnoff Ice to the victim and forcing the victim to take a knee and chug the entire bottle. Smirnoff Ice is known as an extremely sweet and easy to drink beverage but its association with underage kids makes it a punishment to drink.
We definitely had to “ice some bros” at the Broetry Slam but since drinking games aren’t exactly praised in public, respectable places like National Mechanics, I had to get slightly clever. Move over already shut down by Smirnoff, Bros Icing Bros, it’s time for Slightly Tipsy Vodka Cupcakes with Bros Icing Bros Icing.
Slightly Tipsy Vodka Cupcakes
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vodka (Flavored kind is good in this!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt by whisk.
Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter/sugar/egg/vanilla, beat well. Add the milk to the large bowl, beat well, Add another third of the flour and beat well. Add the vodka, beat well. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Fill evenly in muffin cups and bake for 16-20 minutes. Cool cupcakes completely before filling and frosting.
Gelatin Shot Filling
One box of Gelatin Shot
1 cup of vodka
In a measuring cup, measure one cup of water and microwave for two minutes. Add gelatin mix and vodka and stir well. Put in a shallow mold and refrigerate for at least three hours.
Bros Icing Bros Icing
3/4 cup of butter
1 Tablespoon of vodka
3 cups of confectioner’s sugar
Cream together butter and vodka. Beat in confectioner’s sugar half a cup at a time.
Once the cupcakes are at room temperature and the gelatin shots are ready, using a small circular cookie cutter, remove the center of each cupcake.
Fill it in with some gelatin shot.
Top with icing.
You can make mini cupcakes out of these, they work a little better for “icing.”