King Cake Cocktail

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.

GROCERY LIST: 

  • 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.  

If you have a enough time before the party you may want to consider making a wine glass baby charm. Honestly, this would be a much safer option, than my balancing act, that is pictured above. It seems that the baby could fall into the glass, and pose a choking hazard. So, if you choose to do this, please be careful and do it at your own risk.
 
Be sure to check out in the entire tablescape  and all the details as featured in my earlier blog post  Mardi Gras Tablescape.

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Sur La Table 

 

53 Comments

  1. Good article. So nice that you linked it from your table as a drink option. I am going through many of your of posts as well.

  2. I am so glad I ran into you at the Pinterest Conference, and heard you talking about this drink idea. I just had to come by check it out in person. You site is really great, now I am going to explore more.

  3. Excited with clear explanations of the recipe, and a great look too. This was really informative. Your site is very useful. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thank you for your all the effort you put into this page and a hat tip toward your friends down here in New Orleans. We love that you focused a post on our traditions.

  5. You made some great drinks here. I have looked on pinterest for cocktail ideas and your picture drew me in, so pretty with the three colors of sugar!

  6. This is a really good idea for a adult weekend treat! Thanks for supporting your NOLA fans!

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  13. I have never had a king cake but it sounds really great. I have to tell ya I love that your make cocktails out of other things, store’s king cakes I think that is so cool.

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  19. Great idea for Mardi Gras I am sorry we missed it this year. This is the suitable blog for anybody who desires to find out about this topic. Nice stuff, just nice!

  20. This sounds great! But where on earth did you find King Cake Vodka? Or can I substitute in vanilla? Thanks!?

  21. You have a fantastic selection of drink ideas for the season. Thanks for always have new and fresh ideas for me to look at.

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  23. Well doesn’t this look good? I could go for a couple of these right about now.

  24. I would love one of these, they look darling and sound delicious.

  25. You know this is my favorite holiday down here in MS, yes we celebrate it too, it is not just for those cajans’. LOL

  26. I actually wanted to say this was a big hit at our house last week. We made a few for some unexpected guests and they loved them. Thank for the idea!

  27. This is a great idea, I must tell you that your web site is mostly a walk-through magazine for all of the info you wished for and had not idea where to find it. a true farmhouse lovers dream.

  28. This looks great I saw it on Pinterest and had to check it out. Even though Mardi Gras was last week I still think it looks tasty, Thanks!

  29. I definitely wanted to try this one out. I love king cake, mainly because it is not to sweet, except for the icing. I love the almond and cinnamon flavors too.

  30. What a delightful treat your have concocted. So festive and pretty too.

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  33. This looks like a tasty treat, I am sorry that I did not see it sooner. I will pin it for next year then it will make it on to my radar.

  34. Needed this on Tuesday it has been a crazy week. Love how pretty this cocktail turned out with the trim color sugars. Great post!

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  37. Happy Fat Tuesday! Thanks for sharing such a fun way for the adults to play a little today.

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  39. Woohoo, Let the good times roll! I love it, this is perfect for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday! Great idea and beautiful pictures.

  40. I love Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday! So happy to see others sharing the passion for it too. Great recipe and post!

  41. Love this idea to celebrate Fat Tuesday next week! Easy to make and most of the items I have in the cupboard. Thanks!

  42. Wow this sounds really great and they look delicious and very festive. Great idea for a Mardi Gras celebration.

  43. This actually answered my question of what to make to celebrate on Fat Tuesday. I am sure the hubby will love it thank you!

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  46. I really love this. I live in King Cake Country and this would be really great with a King Cake.

  47. How fun are these cocktails!! I never knew there was such a thing as King Cake Vodka (and I live in Louisiana – the capital of Mardi Gras). I may just have to give these a try!

  48. Love festive cocktails! Will be giving this one a try for sure 😊

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