Iconic Louisiana bakery Gambino’s is joining forces with New Orleans cocktail syrup makers Cocktail & Sons 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. Marketed as Mardi Gras in a bottle, the syrup can be used in everything from coffee to premium cocktails.
Gambino’s King Cake Rum Cream will be distributed by RNDC in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. It’s available from National Distributing in Georgia, Best Brands in Tennessee and Major Brands in Missouri.
“Mardi Gras is all about good times with good people. For 70 years, Joe Gambino's Bakery has been the King Cake Kings of this New Orleans tradition,” says Scelfo. “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.”
“I’ve loved Gambino’s king cakes since I was a kid, bringing them to school for Mardi Gras,” says 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.”