Shake Up A Mardi Gras Cocktail At Home

This week, we joined some of our favorite NOLA bloggers for a night of French King Cake, cocktails & other tasty eats at Meauxbar.

King Cake Cocktail

We were introduced to a Mardi Gras cocktail that is not your average “king cake cocktail”. Meauxbar’s Mardi Gras cocktail (featured for happy hour at the restaurant) is inspired by flavors found in both the traditional French king cake ‘galette des rois’, and in the traditional New Orleans style king cake.

Bar Director Gillian White decided to highlight some French spirits and pair them with some New Orleans based spirits for this festive cocktail.

King Cake Cocktail recipe

Want to make your own Mardi Gras cocktail for your guests during parade season?


  • 1 oz Dudognon 5 year cognac
  • 0.5 oz Cane Land white rum
  • 1 oz lime
  • 0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 0.5 oz Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur
  • 0.25 oz Giffard orgeat
  • 0.25 oz Cane Land red stick .
  • 0.5 dash bittermens tiki bitters

Shake till very cold, then strain into coupe with a sugar rim. Garnish with an orange twist.

King Cake Cocktail recipe

Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!


Located on the picturesque corner of NOLA’s Vieux Carré , Meauxbar is a vibrant neighborhood gem. The food, wine and cocktails are reflected in locally inspired modern bistro fare with a unique worldview. For reservations call  504-569-9979. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit