NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana bakery Gambino’s is joining forces with Cocktail & Sons, a New Orleans cocktail syrup maker, to form Sidewalk Side Spirits LLC, and the two are announcing the launch of their first product: Gambino’s King Cake Rum Cream.
Gambino’s Bakery owner Vincent Scelfo and Cocktail & Sons worked together with the help of Midwest Custom Bottling to create the blend of Caribbean rum, Wisconsin cream, Louisiana sugarcane and Cocktail & Son’s King Cake Syrup. The syrup ma ybe used in everything from coffee to premium cocktails.
“Mardi Gras is all about good times with good people," Mr. Scelfo said. "For 70 years, Joe Gambino's Bakery has been the King Cake Kings of this New Orleans tradition. We wanted to take Mardi Gras to a new level this year, so we partnered with the acclaimed and local Cocktail & Sons to create Gambino’s King Cake Rum Cream. If you could put Mardi Gras in a bottle, this is it.”
Gambino’s King Cake Rum Cream will be distributed by RNDC in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. It is available from National Distributing in Georgia, Best Brands in Tennessee and Major Brands in Missouri.
“I’ve loved Gambino’s king cakes since I was a kid, bringing them to school for Mardi Gras,” said Lauren Myerscough, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cocktail & Sons. “It’s a thrill to work with such an iconic New Orleans institution and recreate their king cake in a glass.”