Seize the King Cake Espresso Martini moment!

In New Orleans, it’s sacrilege to eat even a morsel of sugary King Cake a day before or after Carnival Season. This festive King Cake variation on the Espresso Martini is no exception.

Well-made cocktails are all about balance and sometimes a flavored syrup just takes it over top. With the Cocktail & Sons King Cake Syrup, an artisanal blend of cinnamon spice with lemon and nutty pecan flavors, you can absolutely have your King Cake and sip it, too!

This recipe is pre-measured by the batch, prepped and ready to host the next Pardi. Save those King Cake babies!

Think of it as a “Batch and Shake” cocktail, where the four ingredients—Vodka, cold brew concentrate, coffee liqueur and King Cake Syrup—have been combined but need a good shake, especially to achieve the foam. Also by design, it’s easiest to shake and serve two martinis at a time.

Edible purple glitter is optional but the plastic King Cake baby garnish is not!

There’s barely time to lick those glittery lips, so batch up King Cake Espresso Martinis for your crazy krewe and experience pure Mardi magic.

Drink Local: Choose Louisiana-made vodka such as J.T. Meleck and a locally-made cold brew concentrate such as French Truck.

Make it Parade-friendly: Forget the shaker; serve in Go Cups over ice.

Give a Hostess Happy: Make extra batches for Carnival Season hostess gifts. Funnel back into the vodka bottle and decorate it with glitter and beads. So festive!