Your bar may not be located in the Big Easy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate Mardi Gras in a big way on Tuesday! Consider adding one or more of the below cocktails to your Mardi Gras cocktail menus!
1.5 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
.5 oz. Cognac
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, cognac and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into prepared coupe glass and serve.
Recipe by Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge.
1 ½ ounces KOB Cucumber + Mint
½ ounce elderflower liqueur
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 1/2 ounces Brut Sparkling Wine
Combine the Ketel One Botanical, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice in an ice filled shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Next, strain the mix into a champagne flute. Top it off with the sparkling one. Garnish each glass with a cucumber slice and enjoy.
Recipe by Ketel One Vodka.
King Cake Daiquiri
1.5 oz Zacapa rum
.5 Oz orgeat
.75 oz lime juice
1 dash grated cinnamon
Take a coupe or martini glass using a cut lime, moisten the rim of the glass and dip it in purple, green and yellow sugar to decorate the glass in Mardi Gras colors. In a shaker, add grated cinnamon, orgeat, lime, then Zacapa rum. Add ice and shake and strain into cocktail glass.
Recipe by Lynnette Marrero for Zacapa Rum.
Chivas Piña Colada
1 part Chivas Extra 13 Rum Cask
⅓ part pineapple juice
¼ part lime juice
¼ part sweet coconut cream
Pineapple slice and mint, to garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shark with ice for approximately 10 seconds. Strain into a tall glass with ice. Add garnish. Serve.
Recipe by Chivas.
Cucumber Mint Margarita
1.5 oz Código 1530 Blanco Tequila
1 oz Cucumber Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Agave Nectar
Salt and Tajín Rim
In a shaker with ice add tequila, cucumber juice, lemon juice, agave and mint leaves. Shake well. Take your glass and rub the rim with some lemon and dip in a 50/50 mix of salt and tajin. Strain liquid into glass over crushed ice and garnish with cucumber ribbons, a lemon wheel and mint sprigs.