Mardi Gras – or Fat Tuesday – is on the horizon, which means now is the perfect time to plan for the festivities. Start the celebration off right with one of these four cocktail recipes.
It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without a hurricane, a tradition in New Orleans since the 1940s. Perfect your French Quarter mix with two types of rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, grenadine, and simple syrup. It’s sweet, fruity, and alcoholic – making it the ideal drink to have in hand. Here’s a recipe to ensure you stay true to this iconic Mardi Gras cocktail.
Ramos Gin Fizz
The Ramos Gin Fizz is another staple drink straight from New Orleans’ history, where it was first mixed in 1888. This drink uses gin, club soda, egg whites, orange flower water, simple syrup, lemon and lime juices, and heavy cream. A frothy classic, it’s the perfect way to toast to the festivities. Here’s the recipe to try it yourself.
The frozen daiquiri is to Mardi Gras what the margarita is to Cinco de Mayo. It’s delightful, refreshing, fruity, and fun. Grab your rum, a blender, and some frozen strawberries, and mix up this icy treat using this handy-dandy recipe.
The Sazerac Bar at the Grand Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans has been serving this signature drink since 1949. It is the official cocktail of the city, making this Mardi Gras the ideal time to try it for yourself. Here is how to make this famous drink at home.
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