Lets face it, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is centered around indulgence. And nothing says indulgence more than a delicious cocktail with great company. Whether you decide to celebrate this holiday in New Orleans or the comfort of your own backyard, sit back and enjoy this guide to our favorite Mardi Gras-themed refreshments.
1. Cajun Storm
If you can’t be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, this drink will bring you pretty darn close. On the other hand, if you are in New Orleans, this drink without a doubt gets you in the perfect, celebratory mood. The Cajun Storm is the perfect drink to be made in bulk. It is a mix of pineapple juice, orange juice, and rum.
2. French 75
Looking for a drink to start the morning off? This bubbly champagne-based drink is sure to quench your thirst and kick off a day of festivities.
3. The Gulf Breeze
This refreshing drink is a favorite during the mid-day Louisiana heat, and is sure to make you feel like you’re basking in the warmth of the sun, even in sub-zero temperatures. It’s perfect blend of juices and alcohol will quench your thirst and keep you jolly.
Sometimes simple is the best way to go. This cocktail has a fruity twist and won’t take a skilled bartender to make. Simply add 1 ½ ounces of gin to lime juice and ginger ale.
5. Chocolate Cherry Rose
Last but not least – a decadent mixture of chocolate, rose, and vodka will surely make you feel great and satisfy your sweet tooth. Save this one for a dessert!