King’s Cup Cocktail

kings cup cocktail recipe

Can we celebrate Mardi Gras without a cocktail? I think not. King’s Cup is served at Emeril’s Delmonico during the Mardi Gras season. It reminds me of a much fancier version of Malibu and pineapple. We are gearing up for a move, so I am trying to not add any new bottles to the liquor cabinet since we can’t move it. I found some mini bottles of vanilla vodka at the store, and I think that a mini bottle is a great way to try something before committing to a big expensive bottle.

I accidentally bought sugar-free coconut syrup, I was bummed. Even still, this was a great cocktail. I love the tartness from the lime juice and just a little bubble from the champagne. This drink is not too sweet and really refreshing. I can see this being my summer drink of 2014.

Rimming the glasses in yellow, green, and purple sugar makes these so pretty and festive for your Mardi Gras bash, or as I like to say – Tuesday night. I used a little of the coconut syrup, but you can use water or wipe half of a lime around the rim.

kings cup cocktail recipe

5 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces coconut syrup
2 ounces lime juice
Champagne for topping off
Yellow, green, and purple sanding sugar
Lime slices

how to rim a cocktail glass

I like to get my glasses ready before I start making my drink. I like the sugar to dry for a minute or two. Add the colored sugar to one plate. Pour a little coconut syrup into another plate.

kings cup cocktail recipe

Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup, then into the sugar, coating the rim completely.

kings cup cocktail recipe

Add the vodka, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, and lime juice to a shaker filled with ice.

kings cup cocktail recipe

Shake well and pour into prepared glasses.

kings cup cocktail recipe

Top off with champagne.

kings cup cocktail recipe

Garnish with lime. This recipe is from Emeril Lagasse.

emerils kings cup recipe

Thank you to Ballard Designs for providing me these gorgeous tea glasses. They were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own. 

King’s Cup

King’s Cup

Yield: makes 2

King’s Cup - Mardi Gras in a glass. Sparkling pineapple coconut with vodka in a sugar rimmed glass.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces coconut syrup
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • Champagne for topping off
  • Yellow, green, and purple sanding sugar
  • Lime slices

Instructions

  1. Add the colored sugar to one plate. Pour a little coconut syrup into another plate. Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup, then into the sugar, coating the rim completely.
  2. Add the vodka, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, and lime juice to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into prepared glasses.
  3. Top off with champagne. Garnish with lime.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Courtney

    These look delicious, Bree! We are most definitely gearing up for the big Mardi Gras weekend down here. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  2. Krystal

    Yummy! Where did you get that cute mason jar shaker?

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