King Cake Cocktail

Happy Mardi Gras! I wish that I could be in NOLA celebrating right now, to learn more about King Cake and other Mardi Gras traditions, check out the official website. This recipe comes from Food Network magazine, you can find the original here.

This is the third bog that we've had a guest photographer for. Check out the other two blogs Kayla did guest photography for: Twice Baked Red Potatoes and Corn Risotto. Additionally, here's the link to Kayla's website. She did gorgeous work on all of the food photography for Vegetarian & Cooking!, her other photos are equally beautiful. 

Other Mardi Gras blogs: Mini King Cakes and Vegetarian Jambalaya.

Adapted from Food Network's Parade Time Cocktail


-Green, purple and gold sanding sugar, for the glass
-2 ounced vanilla-flavored vodka plus 2 drops almond extract
-1 ounce orange juice
-1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
-Ground cinnamon, for dusting


Two reasons why this photo is included:
1.) Check out my cool new apron that J. got me for Christmas.
2.) This is where the magic happens whenever we cook the command station is set up in the middle of the kitchen. 
Mix all of the ingredients in a shaker.
I don't have a shaker so I used a glass with ice.  
Shake the ingredients.    
Lightly coat each glass with water.
Rim the glasses with the tri-colored sugar.
Carefully pour the cocktail into a rimmed glass.
Dust with a little cinnamon. 
The recipe makes one cocktail.
Cheers to Fat Tuesday.

This cocktail is the perfect way to kick off to Lent. If you find it to be a little too strong, just add more orange juice. If you're looking to celebrate Mardi Gras without travelling to New Orleans, invited some friends over and enjoy these with some Mini King Cakes. Mardi Gras is a celebration and these recipes are based on ingredients you already have. Cheers!


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