Cocktail ideas for king cake vodka

We spotted Taaka’s king cake-flavored vodka during our first trip to Rouses. Only in NOLA. But what do you do with the liquor?

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Ideas via @RousesMarkets on Twitter:

You can use in place of regular vodka in a White Russian – 1.5oz Taaka King Cake Vodka, 1oz Kahlua, 2oz cream.

1.5oz kingcake vodka, 1oz cranberry, 1oz pineapple juice, shaken & strained into martini glass rimmed w/ sugar & cinnamon

The second one sounds more appealing to us.

And, here’s a recipe for king cake Jello shots from

What about you? Have your own cocktail suggestions?

13 thoughts on “Cocktail ideas for king cake vodka

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  3. Carol says:

    King cake vodka mixed with pineapple juice is divine. You can add cherry juice if it isn’t sweet enough, but the Taaka seems to be sweeter than Lucky Player. Both are delicious!

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  5. Catherine says:

    Hey Carlie… I found a good recipe via FoodNetwork. I am going to try it with my family in CA for our Oscar Party! You can take me out of NOLA, but you can’t take the NOLA outta me!

    I’ll be using TAAKA, because it is local! No Lucky Player or Pinnacle for me!

    Green, purple and gold sanding sugar, for the glass
    2 ounces Lucky Player King Cake Vodka (or use 2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka plus 2 drops almond extract)
    1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
    1/2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
    Ground cinnamon, for dusting

    Put a small pile each of green, purple and gold sanding sugar on a plate, keeping them separate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass, then press part of the rim into each colored sugar.

    Combine the vodka, Grand Marnier and Baileys in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into the prepared glass. Dust with cinnamon.

  6. K Tincknell says:

    King cake vodka w one part whole milk and one part oj. Jw’s down there called it a king cake and that was ten years ago. Will be sipping on one tomorrow morning on my way there! Delicious!

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