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.

 

 

Fleur de Lis Vodka hitting the stores in New Orleans and Louisiana.

Remember my posts about the King Cake vodka with carnival party cocktails during last mardi gras? now the company who made it – Lucky Player – has just released it´s new Fleur de Lis vodka in New Orleans and Louisiana.

It´s straight non flavor ultra premium vodka smooth as ice….that has been distilled 5 times. The Fleur de Lis vodka is just like the King Cake vodka made in France and is bottled at 40% ABV or 80 proof.

The bottle has a beautiful Fleur de Lis design which will make it a collectors item with both a Fleur de Lis label and engravings on the bottle. Why a Fleur de Lis? well….to celebrate life….and there are many ways to do that – the easiest is to enjoy it on the rocks with some fresh lime and simple cane sugar syrup – or do what i did add a dash of vanilla liqueur in the mix.

Here`s a couple of cocktails to make:

Black and Gold

2 oz Lucky Player Fleur de Lis Vodka

o.75 oz fresh lime juice

0.25 oz simple syrup

0.5 oz vanilla liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a golden sugar rim and and a vanilla bean.

Fleur de Lis

2.0 oz pineapple juice

0.5 oz green Chartreuse

0.5 oz fresh lime juice

2 oz Lucky Player Fleur de Lis Vodka

0.25 oz sugarcane syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a tall zombie glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with mint and cherry.

Inspired by the Chartreuse swizzle this drink is very refreshing, fruity and herbal at the same time and light and easy to drink!

Here is where to find the Fleur de Lis Vodka:

Republic National Distributing Company is the Distributor in New Orleans 504.837.1500 Baton Rouge Lafayette area call 337.593.7801 & Shreveport 318.687.8110 Online orders visit www.crownwineandspirits.com

If you live in New Mexico or Georgia – http://www.ndcweb.com/home1/locations.htm

There is also a Facebook page for both the Fleur de Lis and King Cake vodka – https://www.facebook.com/kingcakevodka

Fleur de Lis Vodka available at all Rouse’s Supermarket in Louisiana.