Best Mardi Gras Cocktails

If you’re going to be celebrating Carnival this year, you need the best Mardi Gras cocktails! Check out this list of fabulous drinks ranging from classics to twists that will take you right to Bourbon Street! 

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Blood Orange Daiquiri, a spin on the classic New Orleans cocktail. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (via

Mardi Gras is one of the most fun times of the year.

Have you ever been to New Orleans for the parades, cocktails and celebrations?

It is one really big party! 

The Vieux Carré Cocktail is a classic cocktail with roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Make it to celebrate Mardi Gras or enjoy it in lieu of an old-fashioned. (via

Truthfully, I’ve never been, but it’s on my list. I’m not crazy about crowds, but I think it would be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. Worth it! 

I have been to New Orleans a few times, and seeing leftover shiny beads hanging from power lines and trees sure is a sight. Just a little extra pizzazz to remind you of Carnival all year long, I suppose! 

Grab a friend you haven't seen in a while and shake up a Tangerine Sidecar for him or her! This twist on a Prohibition-era classic is the perfect reason to get together. (via

In case you didn’t know, New Orleans is a HUGE city for cocktails.

It is a city rooted in history, and so many cocktails were born there, which makes its signature holiday so easy to celebrate from afar. 

From drinks like the Sazerac, the Hurricane and the Daiquiri, there are tons of classics that are worth trying if you’re ever in the Big Easy. 

The bartenders there are also incredibly creative, and you’ll find some of the most innovative drinks at their bars. It’s such a vibrant city and you won’t be disappointed if you’re a cocktail fiend like me! 

Beat the heat this summer with Frozen Lemon Daiquiris reminiscent of the New Orleans classic cocktail. Sweet and tart, this citrus and rum cocktail is like a fresh frozen lemonade. (via

The Best Mardi Gras Cocktails

I gathered up a bunch of the best Mardi Gras cocktails for you to plan your Carnival get-togethers, and there is something for everybody. With one of these, you can pretend you’re in the heart of Louisiana! 

As far as flavors, if you’re a fruit or citrus drink, there’s plenty to abound. If you’re more of a dark spirits person, you will fit right in too. 

If you’re here for the traditional drinks, I’ve got you covered with drinks like the Pimm’s Cup and the Vieux Carré. 

And if you like whimsical cocktails (think doughnuts in your drinks, or cocktails that taste like cake), then you’ll love some of these too! 

Above all, make sure you imbibe responsibly! Happy Mardi Gras! // susannah 

Best Mardi Gras Cocktails

Celebrate Carnival with one of these Mardi Gras cocktails! From classics like the Hurricane and the Daiquiri to drinks with fun twists that include King Cake and Beignets, learn how to make them all!

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