King Cake Cocktail

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The King Cake Cocktail

Just in time for Mardi Gras, today I am share the recipe for my King Cake Cocktail as seen in my Mardi Gras Tablescape for the Feast of King.

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 is a symbol of 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 and all the details under the Mardi Gras Tablescapes located at this link.

KING CAKE JENRON DESIGNSThere 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.

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  • 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

Serving King Cake Cocktails for your next party JENRON DESIGNSThe first thing you will want to do is dip a Martini glass in water so you rim the edge with the colored sugars. You will want to section the three color into blocks as seen in the picture below. The glasses can be pre dipped and sugar rimmed ahead of time to make your job a little bit easier, especially if you will be expecting a large crowd.


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the King Cake Flavored Vodka, Baileys, Grand Marnier, Amaretto 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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If you have enough time before the party you may want to consider making a wine glass baby charm. Honestly, that would be a much safer option, than my crazy little balancing act, pictured above. It seems like that the baby could fall into the glass, and pose a choking hazard, but I guess it is really no worse than baking it into a cake, LOL. So, if you choose to do this, please be careful and do it at your own risk.King Cake Cocktails Buffet JENRON DESIGNS
Be sure to check out in the entire tablescape  and all the details as featured in my earlier blog post the Feast of Kings,  Mardi Gras Tablescape.

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  1. Shelbie (9to5hiatus)

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

  2. 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!

  3. Seun

    What a fun recipe for this holiday season.

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

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  7. golden goose

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

  8. ultra boost

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

  9. yellow posties

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

  10. Val Newberry

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

  11. Kelli Booth

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

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  13. Audrey Lee

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

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  16. mama 3.0

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

  17. sunshine and daisies

    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.

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  20. MightyPam

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

  21. Iris Schaffer

    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.

  22. Stephanie McMicheals

    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!

  23. The Delightful Farmhouse

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  24. 42 herber

    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!

  25. Jenn

    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. Yolanda Berry

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

  27. Nika

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

  28. Val Newberry

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  29. Land of Nod

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

  30. Our Little Fox Hole

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

  31. Cecilly Stanley

    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!

  32. Nadene Tallent

    I love the recipe such a yum grown up treat.

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  34. Brenda Kindy

    You’ve got an excellent blog here! I love this drink idea, and I had no idea that they even made King Cake Vodka, wow!

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  38. 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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  41. Jamie Montauk

    You’ve got a fantastic blog here! I love the sound of this cocktail. I need to find that vodka!

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  43. Kayden Weldon

    My buddies are going to love this one, you always have the best seasonal cocktails, and thank you for that.

  44. The Delightful Farmhouse

    I truly like your way of blogging, it is fun and never boring, we do no celebrate Mardi Gras but this looks like a fun cocktail.

  45. Klondike

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

  46. Connie @Mountain Life

    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!

  47. 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.

  48. Roxi Tomos

    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!

  49. Maysz

    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.

  50. 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.

  51. Connie Hubright

    Cool drink idea, the pictures look great and I also think this post is perfectly composed!

  52. Ingrid

    Love me some king cake so I know this would be delicious.

  53. Patti

    This is such a cute idea for the holidays.

  54. Bethany

    What a fun idea for this time of year, I love all the pretty colors as the sugar rim.

  55. A fun idea about the king cake this year, I will surely try this, please keep posting such great ideas.

  56. Sandra

    Very interesting! I will keep it in mind for my next party.

  57. Robin Wolfe

    Yum I love all your creative cocktail ideas.

  58. Leia

    Wow I love this idea how yummy

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  60. I can’t believe it’s almost time for Mardi Gras…February is FLYING by!! Also LOVE the vibrancy of your table setting, it turned out so good!!

    -Madi xo |

  61. This drink looks delicious! I’ll be making that at my next gathering!! Thank you for sharing!

  62. I love the colors you chose for the sugar! What a fun cocktail! 🎉

  63. These cocktails are sure to be delish. Trying them out on Fat Tuesday next week! Loved the tablescape too, gives the room such a festive feel. You’ve inspired me to invite the kids over for a fat Tuesday celebration!

  64. How fun is this! I’ve always wanted to attend Mardi Gras, I so hope to one day soon.

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  67. Amber Myers

    5 stars
    Oh yum, this is my kind of cocktail! I will be trying it!

  68. 5 stars
    I bet this king cake cocktail tastes amazing! I can’t wait to shake it up for tomorrow’s festivities.

  69. Tisha

    5 stars
    Oh this cocktail sounds amazing! I definitely have to try it

  70. 5 stars
    This is such a fun idea for Mardi Gras! I love the colors!

  71. 5 stars
    This looks like my kind of cocktail! All those yummy ingredients! And it’s so colourful too, perfect for mardi gras!

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