Friday, February 2, 2018

Flashback Friday - Laissez les bon temps rouler {King Zulu Cocktail}

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! I love to share this recipe every single Mardi Gras season.

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!


Mardi Gras 2018 posts:

Cheers, y'all !


  1. I will be right over so make mine now!! Hugs!

  2. I remember that, Ron....the artwork on that bottle is fabulous! Happy Cocktail Hour- xo Diana

  3. Good morning, Ron! I remember when you first posted this! I've never tried this, but I just might have to this weekend! Have a great day! Cheers! xoxo


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