Written by Sabrina Newell
This year we all know that this Mardi Gras season is going to be a little bit different than our normal fun-filled parade weekends. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate our most festive holiday with a few delicious cocktails.
Instead of just one cocktail, I thought it would be fun to offer your socially-distanced friends and family a few different festive and fun cocktails. If there is ever a time when you can be a little bit “extra”, it is definitely Mardi Gras. I mean, why not? Mardi Gras is definitely the most festive of all holidays.
The Mardi Gras cocktails that I’m sharing are definitely fun and full of delicious seasonal flavor. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but why not offer up all of these–The Front Line, The Moon Goddess, or Promenading on Canal.
All of these Mardi Gras cocktails are perfect for some decadent fun. The Front Line is a sparkling cocktail made with flavors of orange, raspberry, and elderflower. It’s a little bit boozy but utterly delicious. Next, The Moon Goddess, which is the muse of Zulu, is a cocktail made with vanilla, toasted coconut, pineapple, and lime. I added edible gold dust for a little decadence. Lastly, for the bourbon lover, we have the Promenading on Canal. It’s a delicious cocktail made with bourbon, lemon, and passionfruit.
The Front Line
- 2 ounces Orange Vodka, I used Deep Eddy
- ½ ounce Chambord
- ¾ ounces St. Germaine
- Purple flake sugar
- Orange Twist
Using a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the orange vodka, Chambord, and St. Germain. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds to combine.
Pour into a chilled cocktail shaker that has been rimmed with orange juice and purple flake sugar.
Top with champagne.
Garnish with an orange twist.
The Moon Goddess
- 2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
- 1 ounce Pineapple Juice
- ¾ ounce Toasted Coconut Syrup
- 1 ounce Lime Juice.
- Edible gold dust- 4 drops
- Half of a lime wheel
Using a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, toasted coconut syrup, lime juice, and the gold dust.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour into a champagne flute.
Top with champagne.
Garnish with half of a lime wheel.
Promenading on Canal
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- 1 ounce Passionfruit Pureé
- ¾ ounce Lemon Juice
- 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Lemon Twist
Using a shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, passionfruit pureé, and lemon juice.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour into a double old-fashioned glass with a single ice cube.
Add the Angostura bitters.
Garnish with a lemon twist.