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

Rating: 4.71 stars
Super tropical drink that needs to be served in a hurricane glass!

Hurricane Smoothie

Rating: 4.29 stars
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

Rating: 4.33 stars
This original cocktail from New Orleans is perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations.

New Orleans Hurricane

Rating: 3.76 stars
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

Rating: 4.78 stars
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.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars
The rich and creamy mixture of brandy and heavy cream make the brandy Alexander a sweet choice for an after-dinner drink.

Mai Tai Cocktail

Rating: 4.91 stars
This variation on the classic mai tai combines three kinds of rum with orgeat, orange liqueur, and lime juice for a taste of the Pacific islands!

Mint Juleps

Rating: 4.32 stars
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.

French 75

Rating: 4.67 stars
A classic, hard-hitting refresher with Champagne and gin.

Hot Toddy Cocktail

Rating: 4.38 stars
The hot toddy is a classic winter warmer. Truth be told, it's good any time of year and works particularly well if you're battling a cold.

Party Mimosa

Rating: 4.83 stars
A wonderful change from the everyday orange juice and champagne mimosa!

Red Rooster

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a great summertime drink, lots of ice, a tall glass and a big ol' lounge chair. Mmmmmmmm!

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
"This is one of the world's first cocktails, invented in New Orleans in the 19th century. An oldie but a goody!" – Lorem Ipsum
7 Classic Mardi Gras Drinks to Try
Whether you're celebrating Fat Tuesday or just craving a little Mardi Gras on a regular Tuesday, give these fun-loving cocktails a try. Responsibly, of course.

Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars

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