Cocktail Series: King Cake Cocktail

Round-up your beads and grab your masks, because it's Mardi Gras! Falling on February 25 this year, Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. There are many iconic aspects of this pre-Lent celebration; however, there is one that stands out among the rest: King Cake. This dough and glaze covered treat hides a small porcelain or plastic baby inside that brings luck and prosperity to the recipient of the winning slice. What would you do if we told you that you could combine King Cake and alcohol in one glass? Get ready for the King Cake cocktail! There are many variations of this sweet concoction out there, so we recommend you pick the ingredients combo that speaks to you. Get ready to catch beads of information because we're providing you with the basics. You'll definitely need King Cake Vodka (if you don't have this on hand, grab cake and/or vanilla flavored vodka). For the next ingredient, some suggest Grand Marnier , while others follow the Amaretto path. Baileys Irish Creme is a consistent recommendation, while the half & half is optional depending on whether you want it on the creamier side. The last two must-haves are a dash of cinnamon on top and green, purple, and yellow sugar to decorate the glass. If you're serving these at a party, maybe drop a plastic baby in the bottom of one glass. The lucky recipient will be in for a surprise! Don't forget to pair this cocktail with none other than the King Cake itself. Happy Mardi Gras!

Gilbeys of Ireland

Baileys The Original Irish Cream Irish Whiskey Blend

This in the rocks is a 9.2. Half with Amaretto is a 10!! — 4 years ago

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

After shoveling several inches of snow I thought I treat my self perfect ! — 6 years ago

Gilbeys of Ireland

Baileys The Original Irish Cream Irish Whiskey Blend

Excellent Irish cream with wonderful chocolate notes.
Love this with hot chocolate after skiing.
— 4 years ago

MD liked this

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

more cognac - less sweet. — 6 years ago

Laura Hunt
with Laura

Corsair

Vanilla Bean Vodka

My life will be complete once I have a milkshake made with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and this. #corsair #vodka — 5 years ago

Max and MD liked this

Gilbeys of Ireland

Baileys The Original Irish Cream Irish Whiskey Blend

Bailey's baby! How can you go wrong with Irish cream??? — 7 years ago

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

Antoine Pin
9.2

A little of this and a little of that! — 5 years ago

Luxardo

Amaretto

Nice nutty liqueur. Smooth with a clean finish — 4 years ago

Severn and MD liked this