If your guilty pleasures include tequila and any kind of sweets, you’ve come to the right place. I never thought it was actually possible to combine booze with a donut. Boy, was I wrong. Believe it or not, there is actually a way to blend booze with sweets and I’m here to show you. Who knew that a combination so bizarre could be so delicious? Also, if you are looking for kick ass food for your cinco de mayo party, look no further. This heavenly fusion will be the life of the party.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 servings (makes 24 donuts)
1/2 cup tequila
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 bottle canola oil
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1. First, make the lime glaze for the donuts. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and fresh lime juice. Stir until almost runny. You may need to add a little water to the mixture to get the right concentration. Set aside.
2. Before you make the dough, fill up a large pot with canola oil and put it on the stove. The canola should be at 350ºF when you fry the dough. To make the dough, combine the tequila, butter, egg, sugar, baking powder and flour into a medium sized bowl. Also, don’t be alarmed if the dough smells like a frat boys basement. That’s normal.
3. With your hands, shape the dough into little round donut holes. It might be helpful to either wet your hands or rub your hands together with some flour so the dough doesn’t stick.
4. Drop the dough balls into the hot canola oil on the stove. Take caution cause they do sizzle. Leave in for about 2 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. Once you take them out, place them on drying rack or pan to cool.
5. Once the donuts are cooled, put them in the bowl with the lime glaze. Make sure all the sides of the donut are covered with the glaze, because it’s the yummiest part, and then let them dry. Enjoy! There ain’t no party till the tequila donut holes show up.