Thursday, January 26, 2017

#tbt {King Zulu Cocktail}

Thursdays are for #tbt, of course. The original post was from February of 2012, my second month of blogging. J & I have made this yummy cocktail every year since. Try it! It is delicious!

After spotting a cocktail recipe using King Cake vodka on BFF NJS's facebook page, I hurried to my local Rouse's to purchase all ingredients.

Thanks BFF LK for the professional pic

     For the very first time, King Cake vodka is made by Lucky Player Brands. It "captures the excitement and love of Mardi Gras. Bottled in France it features the creative artwork of Andrea Mistretta." The bottle makes it a true New Orleans Spirit. Just opening the bottle made me eager for an awesome cocktail. The smell definitely captures the true king cake aroma---vanilla cake with an almondy icing.

The King Zulu cocktail

             The King Zulu

          2 oz. Lucky Player King Cake vodka
          2 oz. pineapple juice
          0.5 oz. coconut oil (I used coconut extract)
          0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
          Ginger Ale (to taste)

          Shake all together with ice and then strain into a glass rimmed with colored sugar with ice chunks. For the sugar, I made my own colored purple, green, & gold sugar with food coloring.

Ready for prep

All the ingredients...

Purple, green, and gold sugars

Festive sugars for rimming the glass

Cocktail & King cake

The King Zulu

     I hope you try this delicious cocktail today. I will also be posting other recipes I found online in a later post. Check back often!


Cheers, y'all !


  1. You always make the best cocktails my friend!

  2. Good morning, Ron! I remember when you first posted this cocktail! Going to have to try this during this carnival season! Have a great day! Cheers! xoxo

  3. That sounds like a tasty cocktail Ron. Have a great weekend!

  4. Whooo- Those are great looking cocktails, Ron. I LOVE that bottle the vodka comes in! How cool is that! Hang on to that because I bet it becomes a collector's item. Happy Mardi Gras prep! xo Diana

  5. Yum Ron that looks great a wonderful cocktail with a piece of king cake. That bottle is awesome hope you keep that in your collection. Beautiful. Happy Sunday. Have a great week ahead.

  6. Cheers! I bet you all had blue lips, didn't you? I also bet no one cared, haha! That looks absolutely delicious. Vodka is my fave with any juice but combining pineapple with coconut, well....yum!
    Rita C at Panoply

  7. Sounds great Ron. Love cocktail hour and always looking for new drinks (and a little nosh). Maybe you might make this a regular post (like you did with your candle scent posts) for cocktail recipes.

    Thanks Ron
    Ann from Michigan


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