This sour variation is inspired by the French and New Orleans “King Cake” (or Galette de Rois). The King Cake is thought to have been brought to New Orleans via France in 1870, where to this day, they both continue to be symbols of celebration. The components in this cocktail are influenced by both beloved places and their traditions. Using predominantly grape-based spirits to link the wine and spirit world, you will find notes of cinnamon and almond, rounded out with bright citrus, a hint of apple and light toast from the base spirit, Armagnac. The garnish is a rim of golden sugar, which represents “Power” on the New Orleans king cake. Every year on King’s Night, NOLA holds a parade in Joan of Arc’s honor—-this drink is named for her and the cities’ his/her-story.
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