Prohibition Bakery


Tucked away on a quiet street on the Lower East Side, Prohibition Bakery is known for its selection of boozy cupcakes. Yes, they are bite sized, just like those from Baked by Melissa, but even better, they are infused with alcohol!

Starting with the first boozy cupcake it created: White Russian – vodka, Kahlua and espresso – Prohibition Bakery has been coming up with a variety of innovative combinations. Though the menu varies daily, each of the well thought out cupcakes offers a surprising combination of flavors. Currently, the most popular cupcake is the Pretzels and Beer, a sinful and indulgent combination of Bass Ale beer, pretzels, Nutella and white truffle.

Photo by Andre Li

Customers here are guaranteed a fresh and homemade treat, as all of the cupcakes are made in-house by the two owners. Alcohol is piped into each cupcake after baking, giving each one a pleasant sponge-like texture.

Since there is alcohol in the cupcakes, customers must be at least 21 years old to purchase them. Don’t worry if you are not 21 yet, as Prohibition Bakery also sells “virgin” cupcakes that are just as tasty and original as the boozy ones.

Photo by Andre LI

With the holiday season approaching, more seasonal cupcakes are being added to the menu. Though flavors vary daily, the owners have recently offered Mulled Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon, pear brandy and mulling spices, Saucy Pumpkin – Oktoberfest, Divine chocolate, sage and pumpkin – and Shiny Apple – moonshine, apple cider, cheddar. A great addition to the dinner table, these boozy cupcakes also make a perfect gift or party favor.

Photo by Andre Li

Address: 9 Clinton St (bet Houston and Stanton)
Hours of operation: Tue-Thu: 11am to 8pm, Fri-Sat: 11am to 9pm, Sun: 11am to 8pm

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