Mardi Gras Drink Ideas You’ll Love (Even if You’re Not in New Orleans)
Let’s all admit and say that despite all the organic and natural foods and drinks we aim to promote here, and expose the corrupt food industry that could negatively affect your body, we also know for a fact that almost everyone who’ve heard of Mardi Gras and live in New Orleans, or other cities that host Mardi Gras is going to eventually drink alcohol – mixed or straight. And due to the traditions of Mardi Gras, most of them (probably including you) is going to get F**** up.
So since there’s a slight chance you and most of our readers are going to get their swerve on, we decided to share our gallery of DIY Mardi Gras drinks that you can try at home, or request at your favorite bar. At least at home you can decide if the ingredients will remain organic. So without further ado, let’s geaux to our gallery shall we?
Celebrate Fat Tuesday as it’s meant to be celebrated: with delicious cocktails.
Mardi Gras Mango-Rita
1 cup crushed ice
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup Tequila
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (reserve one squeezed lime half to moisten glass rims)
Combine ice, mango, tequila and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Moisten rims of 2 margarita glasses with reserved lime half and dip each glass rim in coarse salt. Pour Mango-rita into margarita glasses.
– Courtesy of the National Mango Board
1.25 oz CÎROC Peach
.25 oz champagne
In a flute glass or champagne, combine peach vodka with champagne of your choosing.
Combine the kiwi puree, lime juice, and simple syrup in one shaker tin, and the Absolut Mandarin and Passsionfruit puree in another.
Shake each group with an ice cube. In a tall, clear glass pour the kiwi puree mixture, add ice, and then pour the contents of the shaker. Top with peychaud bitters and more crushed ice.
Garnish with a sugar cane, kiwi slice, and umbrella.
– Courtesy of Absolut Vodka
Clicquot Rich Rosé Parade
5-6 large ice cubes
2-3 slices of guava
Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé Champagne
Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add the slices of guava, and finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé. Garnish with extra fruit slices.
1.5 oz DeLeón Reposado Tequila
.75 oz lemon juice
1 oz Simple syrup
4-6 Dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all but bitters in rocks glass and stir. Add bitters and ice.
– Courtesy of DeLeón Tequila
The Elderflower Float
.75oz Lillet Rose
4 oz Elderflower soda (Belvoir, Fentimans)
2 scoops lemon-basil sorbet
Chill all ingredients before mixing. Add soda, Lillet and Absolut to a chilled glass with two 1”cubes. Add sorbet on top. Garnish with
Micro-basil and edible white flowers.
– Courtesy of Absolut Vodka
Article source: townandcountrymag.com
Not trying to condone “drinking too much” where he/she start to look like a centerfold, but we want you to enjoy yourself while enjoying the most exciting exotic drinks out there…organic or non-organic. Make sure you pack our “hangover cure” BEFORE hitting the carnivals!
GOT ANY MARDI GRAS SPIRITS IDEAS WE CAN TRY OUT? WHICH DRINK ABOVE YOU WANT TO TRY? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!!!