This is the King Zulu; I snagged the recipe from Cannata’s stock pile of recipes for King Cake Vodka.
Oh yes… King. Cake. Vodka.
Lucky Player also makes a King Cake vodka, but it’s about $29/bottle…whereas Taaka is only $7, and from what I hear tastes exactly the same. It’s a combination of almond, cinnamon & vanilla. VERY tasty stuff, but with just a lil’ bit of a burn.
The Zulu parade is noted for their tradition of tossing coconuts to the parade watchers, so this recipe pulls in a delectable layer of coconut flavor, which pairs perfectly with lime juice, pineapple, and the King Cake vodka!
Purple colored sugar (mix about a 1/4 of a cup of sugar with 3 drops each of red & blue food coloring, and toss to mix)
lime juice (for making the sugar stick to the glass)
2 oz King Cake Vodka
2 oz Pineapple juice
0.5 oz Coconut syrup
1 oz lime juice
sparkling wine or club soda
Lime & Pineapple to garnish
Combine the vodka, pineapple juice, cocnut syrup, and lime juice in a glass with ice and mix to chill.
Dip the rim of a glass in lime juice, then dip into the colored sugar. Add ice to the glass, and then pour the cocktail into the glass. Top with the soda/sparkling wine. Garnish with the pineapple & lime wedge.
Purple, gold & green! The perfect Mardi Gras cocktail!