Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Mardi Gras Edition!

Hey gang!  It’s the return of Thirsty Thursday!!!  And with Mardi Gras coming up next week, I’ve got the perfect cocktail for you!IMG_4279

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!

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