Mardi Gras Drinks Recipes

Hurricane cocktails, sazeracs, and other New Orleanian specialties: browse more than 30 drink recipes that are perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.

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Hurricane I

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Super tropical drink that needs to be served in a hurricane glass!

Hurricane Smoothie

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For those who like to party and have a good time, this smoothie is one great electrical drink that'll knock you off your feet when the time is right.

Creolo Cocktail

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This original cocktail from New Orleans is perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations.

New Orleans Hurricane

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This is the Classic N'awlins Hurricane. Drink through a straw from the bottom first. It starts out calm, but it gets stormy towards the end!

Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

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My father-in-law first introduced me to this homemade bloody mary mix. It is very similar to what you'd buy in a store. Made as is, it is very spicy. You can customize it to your taste by cutting back on the pepper and hot sauce; I like about half the pepper and hot sauce. Enjoy this wonderful mix! It is so easy and much cheaper than buying pre-made mix.

The Perfect Mai Tai

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The perfect Spring or Summer drink. Tried and tested for over 12 years now. and always a crowd favorite! This recipe yields one gallon!! Use a 1 gallon sun tea jar for serving!

Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail

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Sloe gin--a blackthorn plum-flavored spirit--gets a dose of fizzy club soda, sugar, and lemon juice in this tart and refreshing cocktail.

Mint Juleps

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Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Bohemian-Style Absinthe Cocktail

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Pour absinthe over a sugar cube into a glass and then light the cube on fire to caramelize the sugar before dissolving it into the glass. It's a favorite cocktail at the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans.

Sazerac Cocktail

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There's a lot to love about this classic whiskey and bitters beverage. The official drink of New Orleans, the Sazerac is every bit as aromatic and flavorful as most anything else from down on the bayou.
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Party Mimosa

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A wonderful change from the everyday orange juice and champagne mimosa!

Red Rooster

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This is a great summertime drink, lots of ice, a tall glass and a big ol' lounge chair. Mmmmmmmm!

Inspiration and Ideas


"This is one of the world's first cocktails, invented in New Orleans in the 19th century. An oldie but a goody!" – Lorem Ipsum

Vieux Carre Cocktail

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A complex, complex rye whiskey and cognac cocktail named after a hotel in the Old Quarter of New Orleans.