Not so long ago, king cake vodka was only the fevered fantasy of a mind lost in the haze of Mardi Gras. And then someone went and made this (probably bad idea) a reality. Lucky Player released the first king cake vodka in 2012
It’s a good idea to avoid driving to parades during Mardi Gras. Between the crowds and the lack of parking options, it’s more of a headache than it’s worth.
Wine and king cake pairings? Yes, indeed. Try Banfi Piemonte 'Rosa Regale' Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG with the traditional sweet cakes, like this cream-cheese one from Dorignac's. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)