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If you haven’t yet been introduced, meet King Cake! It’s a Mardis Gras sensation, and pretty much sums up the essence of fat Tuesday, and the renowned New Orleans celebration in each and every bite! This delicious cake is an indulgent and sweet goodie you’re sure to see at any Mardis Gras gathering. Get yourself in the mood for some seasonal celebrations in honor of Mardis Gras with this luscious and sweet King Cake cocktail recipe! Whether you’re looking for something to compliment the dish itself, or to bring out the flavors that make up one of the most cherished Mardis Gras dishes. Check out the instructions, and pictures of this wonderfully sweet cocktail down below!

How to Make the King Cake Cocktail for Mardis Gras

This is a simple recipe you can adapt upon based on your own taste of course, but we recommend this recipe to get the closest tasting cocktail to the real thing! Icing aside, this cocktail is like a cake in a cup! And believe me when I say, it tastes just as indulgent as the real thing. We’ll break down some of the ingredients, but you can find the recipe in its entirety at the bottom. For an easy and delicious Fat Tuesday cocktail to kick of Mardis Gras, the King Cake cocktail is a must try!

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Mardis Gras Themed Alcohol for the Perfect King Cake Cocktail

We’re going to break down a few of these so you can see what makes this cocktail such a delightful treat for your Mardis Gras themed menu! Here’s the essential Mardis Gras alcoholic beverages to try:

For this recipe, we’ll let you decide what your favorite label is for each of these ingredients. Generally speaking, you can’t really go wrong when it comes to flavored vodka and schnapps. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ll thank us for this recipe! Cake flavored vodka is a rich and sweet infusion that goes great in baked sweet themed cocktails like this one! Vanilla vodka is evocative of the yellow cake/sweet bread flavor you get from King Cake and cinnamon schnapps brings a much welcome, and a delicious mix of spice.

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Mardi Gras King Cake Cocktail

Mardi Gras King Cake Cocktail

Get yourself in the mood for some seasonal celebrations in honor of Mardis Gras with this luscious and sweet King Cake cocktail recipe! Whether you’re looking for something to compliment the dish itself, or to bring out the flavors that make up one of the most cherished Mardis Gras dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 OZ Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 OZ Cake Flavored Vodka
  • 1 OZ Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 6 OZ Grape Juice
  • 2 OZ Sprite
  • Cherries for Garnish
  • Crushed Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker add a small amount of crushed ice ( 3-4 pieces ), all liquor and grape juice.
  2. Shake to combine
  3. Pour into ice filled glasses and top with Sprite.
  4. Garnish

King Cake Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 2 min

Yield: 2 8oz glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 OZ Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 OZ Cake Flavored Vodka
  • 1 OZ Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 6 OZ Grape Juice
  • 2 OZ Sprite
  • Cherries for Garnish
  • Crushed Ice

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker add a small amount of crushed ice ( 3-4 pieces ), all liquor and grape juice.
  2. Shake to combine
  3. Pour into ice filled glasses and top with Sprite.
  4. Garnish
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