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King Cake Old Fashioned

On Sunday, Jan. 6, or what’s known as Epiphany to seasoned Mardi Gras goers, New Orleans’ restaurant SoBou launched their seasonal cocktail the King Cake Old Fashioned. Crafted with rum, cinnamon and pecan syrups and Holiday Pie Bitters, it’s Mardi Gras in a glass. Line the rim with superfine purple and green sugars, and you’re ready to party!

1 oz. Plantation Pineapple Rum
1 oz. Smith and Cross Rum
Splash of Cinnamon Syrup (recipe below)
Splash of Pecan Syrup (recipe below)
Splash of Vanilla
Splash of Holiday Pie Bitters

Cinnamon syrup:

One cup water
White sugar (to taste)
A couple of cinnamon sticks
Place in a small saucepan and boil 5-10 minutes.

Pecan syrup:

Toast pecans in the oven at 350 degrees until you can smell them.
Put them in a saucepan with brown sugar and water (one cup each).
Boil for 10-15 minutes. You’ll get more flavor if you boil longer.

The syrups are good for up to two weeks if refrigerated.

Mix all ingredients in a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon, cherry or King Cake baby. You can also line the rim with colored sugars.

Recipe and photo courtesy of SoBou.

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