Recipes

Mardi Gras Cocktails

  • Cajun Bloody Mary

    Cajun Bloody Mary

    This kicked-up classic Bloody Mary is Cajun style and super-spicy. It's the perfect morning eye-opener.

    • Yield: 3 cups
  • Planter’s Punch

    Planter’s Punch

    This tried and true punch will take on its own unique character based on the specific dark rum that you choose to use. I love making a big batch of it and serving it for a crowd.

    • Yield: About 16 servings
    Tags: cocktail, punch
  • Rum Old-fashioned

    Rum Old-fashioned

    The unique flavor of Pusser’s British Naval Rum, which is aged a minimum of 3 years and is distilled according to a strictly regulated method, gives this Old-Fashioned a smooth and noble flavor profile.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Throwback Sazerac

    Throwback Sazerac

    The Sazerac is the New Orleans version of an Old-Fashioned.

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 5 minutes
    • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

    A luscious version of what is arguably New Orleans' most famous cocktail. Like the original Hurricane cocktail, this one packs a punch and goes down easily, so proceed with caution!

    • Yield: 1 cocktail 
  • King Cake Martini

    King Cake Martini

    This creamy, dessert-like cocktail is reminiscent of one of the true tastes of Mardi Gras -- the beloved King Cake.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail
    Tags: cocktail
  • Southern Hospitality

    Southern Hospitality

    This cocktail is a Southern take on the classic Whiskey Sour. Southern Comfort, originally crafted in New Orleans, has hints of fruit and spice with a whiskey background while Aperol has a flavor similar to Campari.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Voo-pear-doo

    Voo-pear-doo

    Pear, pomegranate and Prosecco! How can you go wrong with this combination? If you can’t find the Hellfire Bitters, feel free to substitute with Peychaud’s, though the flavor will not be quite the same.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Fat Tuesday Rum Runner

    Fat Tuesday Rum Runner

    If Hemmingway had made it to Mardi Gras (and maybe he did) he would have brought this Florida Keys classic with him. It’s just the thing you need while sitting on your porch watching the Mardi Gras parades roll by.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail
    Tags: cocktail
  • Mambo Punch

    Mambo Punch

    The “Mardi Gras Mambo” is a classic Mardi Gras anthem that is played on local radio stations nearly nonstop during the Carnival Season. Young and old, it gets everyone dancing. Should you want to get into the mambo mood yourself, try this delectable cocktail, made with pineapple-flavored vodka and the uniquely flowery St. Germain liqueur.

    • Yield: 1 cocktail