A King Cake Daiquiri is the twist on a classic recipe you need to make Mardi Gras COUNT. With a homemade king cake simple syrup, this refreshing cocktail is light, crisp, and has just the right touch of sweetness. It’s a cocktail that screams “laissez le bon temps rouler!”

King Cake Daiquiri

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Do you hear that music off in the background…?

King Cake Daiquiri

It’s the beginnings of FAT TUESDAY my friends!

King Cake Daiquiri

I don’t care if you have never celebrated Mardi Gras before, or if you go balls to the wall every single year for the carnival celebrations. This cocktail absolutely MUST be added to your libations menu for this evening.

If I could choose a classic cocktail to sip on every spring, it would forever and always be the daiquiri. The base recipe is light and crisp. With just a hint of tang, it’ll make your taste buds say “giddy up!”

King Cake Daiquiri

It also just so happens to be an easy cocktail to modify and make your own. Just in time for Mardi Gras!

Everyone I know is OBSESSING over king cake right now. Heck, just being in Vegas last week, everything seemed to be king cake themed. From doughnuts to desserts, and so much more, the king cake flavors of cinnamon tastiness are pure heaven to indulge in this time of year.

King Cake Daiquiri

That’s why I couldn’t leave you without one more recipe to make the most of the Fat Tuesday flavors. They will quickly be a distant memory until next year, after all!

This daiquiri is so stinking easy to make. You are going to fall head-over-heels in love with the king cake simple syrup that is the main focus of this cocktail.

King Cake Daiquiri

The simple syrup provides the sweet element to the drink. However, it has the additional flavors of cinnamon and lemon, it elevates the cocktail to a new level.

You won’t want to stop drinking these, but be sure to dip slowly. They are pretty easy to get tipsy off of if you aren’t careful!

King Cake Daiquiri

Don’t forget to check out my King Cake Crack Candy recipe! It’s an easy sweet treat to end the night with!

This Recipe’s Must-Haves

I personally love my Premium Cocktail Shaker Set. It’s a classic shape and I use it for so many different cocktails!

For a fancy coupe glass that is durable and elegant, these Libbey Speakeasy Coupe Glasses are my faves! They are the ones you see me use in the photos.

All you need to round out this recipe is an OXO SteeL Cocktail Strainer!

King Cake Daiquiri

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King Cake Daiquiri
King Cake Daiquiri

King Cake Daiquiri

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail + 1 cup King Cake Simple Syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A classic daiquiri is given a Mardi Gras twist with homemade king cake simple syrup!



  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice


  • 2/3 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz king cake syrup
  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz water


  • Green, yellow, and purple sanding sugars


  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine ingredients for the king cake simple syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove pan from heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature before using.
  3. Rub the edge of a coupe glass with a wedge of lime. Rim the edge in green, yellow, and purple sanding sugars.
  4. Combine lime juice, king cake simple syrup, rum, and water for the daiquiri in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into rimmed glass.
  5. Serve immediately.

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