Mardi Gras Cocktails!

In New Orleans there`s nothing but a giant party right now with both the Mardi Gras and Superbowl celebations going on with the big game being played tomorrow and then it´s just a week until Mardi Gras and that means it´s high time for me to come up with this years Mardi Gras cocktails.

Last year the King Cake vodka was launched and i wrote two posts about it and then later this year in the fall the Fleur de Lis vodka was launched by the same company – Lucky Player Vodka.

Maybe a few of the drinks i make here can be of inspiration to celebrate this years Mardi Gras whether you are in New Orleans or not,  a Mardi Gras party can be thrown anywhere!

Just bring on the right attitude, some great Louisiana cooking and put on the Mardi Gras music and don`t forget the drinks! Let the good times roll!

 Queen Zulu

1 oz white rum ( choose a flavorful one like Plantation 3 Stars)

1 oz Fleur de Lis vodka

0.75 oz fresh lime juice

0.5 – 0.5 oz sugarcane syrup

Shake with ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a yellow/gold sugar rim and a lemon peel.

Flambeaux Fire

1 oz passionfruit juice

0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

0.5 oz orange juice

0.5 oz sugarcane ssyrup

1 oz Gosling´s Black Seal dark rum

1 oz Rittenhouse 100 proof rye

0.5 oz Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced rum

Shake with ice and serve in goblet with crushed ice, pineapple garnish and a flaming half lime shell.

This one is a strong and spicy drink..

Rolling with Nyx

1 oz pineapple juice

0.75 oz fresh lime juice

0.5 oz green chartreuse

0.25 oz king cake vodka

1.5 oz white rum ( Plantation 3 Stars)

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne coupe rimmed with purple and green sugar.

 Muses Rum Punch

2 oz Jamaican dark rum ( like Coruba )

2 oz flavorful white rum

1 oz orange juice

1 oz pineapple juice

0.5 oz sugarcane syrup

0.5 oz fresh lime juice

0.25 oz coffee liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass rimmed with mardi gras color mix sugar and filled with crushed ice.