Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes Are the Only Valentine’s Gift We Want Or Need

Hear that? That’s the sound of a million booze-loving significant others going OMNOMNOMNOM.

Southern California-based bakery Hapa Cupcakes takes its name from owners Hanayo and Akemi’s mixed-Asian heritage, and the splash of mixology magic that goes into making their signature alcohol-infused cupcakes and brownies. Though most of the alcohol is cooked off in the baking process (enough so that you don’t need to be 21+ to purchase), a single bite into any of their crème de menthe mint or chocolate whiskey-flavored treats is still enough to make your nostrils do that weird flare thing. You know, the one that lets you know, “yep, that is booze.”

$34 buys a dozen of the liquor-laden sweets, or just enough to keep your favorite lush feeling all warm and fuzzy. Check out a few of our favorites, below:


Chocolate-Covered Strawberry and Champagne:



Crème de Menthe Mint Brownie



“Nuts About You” — Chocolate Peanut Butter



“Will You Remember Me In the Morning?” — Kahlua Cinnamon



“My Cookies Make You Cream” — Chocolate Oreo



“Gonna Get Lucky Tonight” — Chocolate Whiskey






Hapa Cupcakes

105. W Amerige Ave.

Fullerton, Calif. 92832

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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