• Cooking Time: 18
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10


My husband and I love James Bond. In 'Casino Royale', Bond invents and names his classic drink, the Vesper Martini; 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet.' You can read more about it here. I decided to make a cupcake version- why not?

As always the frosting carries more flavor, but the cake has a nice, subtle martini taste if you eat it alone. Not too light, but not in-your-face and without that crazy 'Why does anybody drink gin?!?!?' taste.



  • Pre-heat oven to 350°
  • Beat butter, almond extract, and martini till mixed- the combination may look separated, but continue on.
  • Add sugar, combine while mixing in low speed.
  • Add in half of flour, then one egg, then the rest of the flour, and the last egg.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat until mixture is well combined.
  • Divide mixture into 12 standard muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 minutes. Let cool.
  • Poke holes with bamboo skewer and glaze with Martini Sugar Syrup. Let dry.
  • Frost with Lillet Buttercream Frosting

Categories: Cupcakes  Sweet 
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