There are a handful of places that do Mardi Gras right: Rio, Venice, and, of course, New Orleans. If you can’t get to one of these please, you can make one of these Mardi Gras cocktails at home.
The day before Catholics head into Lent, Mardi Gras is license to eat and drink those things we may be giving up. It’s celebration as old as, if not older than, New Orleans itself.
Home bartender or not, it’s likely you may have heard of one or more of these cocktails before, without knowing that they were all invented in New Orleans. These five classic Mardi Gras cocktails can claim to be residents of the city that celebrates this yearly holiday in style!
Here are five of Mardi Gras classics to try at home!
I can't help thinking that Tennessee Williams wrote his play about the cocktail. It is old time NOLA in a class. If you can't have it where it was invented bartender at the Carousel Bar of the Hotel Monteleone, then make it at home.
It has the word French in its name, so it has to be French, right? Named for a field gun used by the French in WWI, the French 75 is the delicious combination of gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar with the very French Champagne and most definitely from New Orleans.
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