This morning I got in step with popular culture and found out about The Harlem Shake. Ridiculous, but pretty funny.
After all that, I think we need a drink.
Now here is a sweet cocktail to kick off the meal. All the flavors of King Cake in liquid loveliness.
Green, purple and gold sanding sugar, for the glass
2 ounces Lucky Player King Cake Vodka (or use 2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka plus 2 drops almond extract)
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
Ground cinnamon, for dusting
1. Put a small pile each of green, purple and gold sanding sugar on a plate, keeping them separate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass, then press part of the rim into each colored sugar.
2. Combine the vodka, Grand Marnier and Baileys in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into the prepared glass. Dust with cinnamon.
Recipe from Food Network Magazine
I love the band Harlem Shakes…quite different from the internet crazed one.
I think they disbanded in 2009, but left behind a cracking bunch of tunes.
My favorite. 18.
Get ready. Sing it. And dance, dance, dance.