4 Delicious Cocktails for Your Mardi Gras Celebration

1st Mar 2014 / By Claudia V


Grab your hurricane glasses and throw on your Mardi Gras beads…it’s time to celebrate Festival season! Here are 4 yummy cocktail recipes that you can whip up for your friends to enjoy this fun holiday. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Hurricane
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Juice of a half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish
  • Preparation:

    1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice.
    2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
    3. Shakle well.
    4. Strain into a hurricane glass.
    5. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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    Bourbon Slush
    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups of freshly-brewed strong black tea*
    • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
    • 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
    • 2 cup water
    • 2 to 3 cups bourbon whiskey**
    • 7-Up, ginger ale, or any lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled

    Preparation:

    1. In a large, freezer-safe container, mix together the tea, sugar, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, water, and whiskey. Place in freezer and freeze at least 6 hours.
    2. When bourbon mixture is frozen (as frozen as it can get with liquor in it), take it out of freezer and blend the mixture in your blender for a few seconds. Return to freezer for at least 1 hour.
    3. When ready to serve, remove frozen mixture from the freezer and let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
    4. To serve, scoop (an ice cream scoop works great) bourbon slush to fill a glass approximately 3/4 full. Top with lemon-lime beverage of your choice. Don’t stir, but let beverage coagulate with the frozen tea before drinking.

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    French 75
    Ingredients:

    • 1 ounce Gin or Cognac
    • 1/2 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
    • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
    • Champagne

    Preparation:

    1. Pour the lemon juice, gin, and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
    2. Shake well
    3. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute.
    4. Carefully fill with Champagne.

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    Mardi Gras Morning
    Ingredients:

    • 1 oz King Cake vodka
    • 1 oz Kahlua
    • 1 oz cream

    Preparation:

    1. Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake well
    2. Garnish a rocks glass with colorful sugar on the rim of the glass
    3. Fill glass with ice
    4. Pour drink into a rocks glass and enjoy

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