Marvelous Mardi Gras Cocktails

Celebrating Carnival with a cold cocktail is a must. The signature drink of Mardi Gras is a big glass of the super-sweet fruity hurricane (rum, passion fruit juice, grenadine, simple syrup, and more rum).

But there are other delicious cocktails that are perfect to pour in honor of New Orleans' biggest holiday. So throw on your favorite strand of beads, and feel free to pour yourself a spicy bloody mary, strawberry daiquiri or a pimms cup. 

Channel the Big Easy with some of our favorite Mardi Gras cocktails, and enjoy them from now until Fat Tuesday.


  • Pimm's Cup

    This NOLA favorite is tastes like a fruity lemonade. Made with Pimm's No. 1 gin, white soda and fresh orange and cucumber, this cocktail is a refreshing spring drink. Get the recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen.

  • Cajun Bloody Mary

    This spicy sipper tastes like it's straight from the Bayou. Enjoy this bloody mary with a kick from Coastal Living in the morning, or any time of day really.

  • New Orleans Hurricane

    This classic Mardi Gras recipe is very sweet, but the signature beverage served during Carnival is a must-make for your celebration. Use this simple, yet delicious recipe from Tomayto Tomahto.

  • Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

    In the spirit of super sweet cocktails, a frozen strawberry daiquiri is another Mardi Gras favorite. Make this super simple recipe from Unsophisticook for a delicious frozen treat.

  • King Cake Cocktail

    The boozy version of the classic Mardi Gras dessert. The king cake cocktail is made with rum, champagne and alcoholic whipped cream. Get the decadent recipe from Fat and Happy.

  • French Creole Mardi Gras Cocktail

    For a stronger and more robust drink, sip on our own French Creole Mardi Gras Cocktail. It's made with brandy, bitters and Cointreau for a savory and strong Mardi Gras drink.

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