Friday, February 17, 2012

Mardi Gras Party Drink Recipes

Having spent the last few weeks promoting Mardi Gras parties, we decided to share some of our favorite New Orleans drink recipes. In our last blog post, we shared great recipes for pralines and gumbo. To go along with those dishes, or perhaps with some classic New Orleans-style red beans and rice, we've put together some drink recipes that are well known by city residents and visitors alike (and meant only for those over 21).

New Orleans Hurricane
1 oz white rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
3 oz orange juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
crushed ice
Directions: Combine ingredients and mix well. Pour over crushed ice in hurricane glass and garnish with fruit.

Bloody Mary
1.5 oz vodka (remove vodka for a still-tasty virgin version if you’re under 21)
.25 oz lemon juice
2 dashes of Worcestershire
4 dashes of Tabasco
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
4 oz tomato juice
Directions: Add the liquid ingredients to a highball glass over ice cubes and mix well. Add the seasonings to taste, and garnish with lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk. You can also add olives, spicy pickled green beans, pearl onions—the sky’s the limit when it comes to Bloody Mary garnishes in New Orleans!

Make and enjoy! What are your favorite New Orleans drinks?

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