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King's Cup

King's Cup

This refreshing and fruity cocktail is the perfect libation with which to toast Mardi Gras royalty. Make your own colored sanding sugar for the rim of the glass by stirring in a drop or two of food coloring.

  • Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 1/4 ounces vanilla-infused vodka
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce coconut-flavored simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Multicolored sugar (purple, green and gold), for sanding rim of glass
  • Champagne, to top off drink


  • Combine the vodka, pineapple juice, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake or stir to combine. Moisten the rim of a Collins glass and coat with the colored sugar and fill with ice. Pour the cocktail mixture into the glass and top off with champagne.