I married a ginger — full on red hair, pale skin. Light on the freckles, thank goodness. People assume he’s Irish. Actually, he’s Swedish, which makes the red hair thing kinda weird. Just goes to show you can’t judge nationality on hair color these days.

But we make plenty of assumptions about the Irish, don’t we? One is that they like whiskey, and really, alcohol in general. Which is why everyone gets nicely toasted on St. Patty’s and drinks a lot of green beer.

However, if you don’t like imbibing, you can still celebrate the cultural cliches with whiskey-infused baked goods. It goes down much smoother, trust me.

This recipe comes from Betty Crocker. They want you to use little tiny pans and make individual treats, but you could make one big one instead if you’d rather (or if you don’t own the little tiny pans).

Boozy Irish Whiskey Cakes

2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee powder or granules

2 tablespoons Irish whiskey

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 eggs

2/3 cup water

1/4 cup Irish whiskey

Irish Whiskey Butter Sauce

1/4 cup Irish whiskey

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 mini fluted tube cake pans with cooking spray.

In small microwavable bowl, stir coffee powder and 2 tablespoons whiskey with whisk until combined. Microwave on High about 10 seconds or just until warm; set aside.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/2 cup butter, the eggs, 2/3 cup water and 1/4 cup whiskey with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Add coffee mixture. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among cake pans.

Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In small heavy saucepan, mix sauce ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.

To serve, place cakes on dessert plates; drizzle with sauce.