King Cake Cocktail
Just in time for Mardi Gras, the recipe for my King Cake Cocktail as seen in my Mardi Gras Tablescape post.
This week we have been celebrating carnival in preparation of Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday for the last month. Nothing says Mardi Gras like a really good piece of King Cake. Who knows, you might even get the piece with the baby inside. While today, the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it in their slice of cake. Some other non-traditional ideas, say if you get the baby you are responsible for purchasing next year’s cake and throwing the next Mardi Gras party. Well that sounds like fun, guess who got the baby last year, LOL. You can check out my entire party set up under the Mardi Gras Tablescapes located under the Design to Table tab —->
There are so many traditions and superstitions that accompany King Cake. Did you know that it is believed that consuming King Cake outside of the carnival season will result in rain on Mardi Gras day? The traditional colors used on the king cake originally derived from the Christian religion. The purple symbolizes justice, the green symbolizes faith, and the gold symbolizes power. The three colors are said to honor the three kings who visited Jesus on Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.
- 1 oz. King Cake Vodka
- ½ oz. Amaretto
- ¾ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
- ½ oz. Grand Marnier
- ¾ oz. Half & Half
- Colored Sugar– Purple, Green, and Gold
- Cinnamon to Garnish
The first thing you will want to do is rim a Martini glass with water and colored sugars. You will want to section the three color into blocks as seen above. Note-This can be done ahead of time to make your job a little bit easier, if you will be expecting a large crowd.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the King Cake Flavored Vodka, Baileys, Grand Marnier, Ameretto and Half & Half. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into the sugar rimmed glass and serve. Garnish with cinnamon. Add a fun straw, a baby and serve.
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