11 Magnificent Mardi Gras Cocktails!

Written by Rebecca Whitney

February 15, 2021

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is known across the world as a holiday of parades, King Cake, and of course, plenty of drinking. This year, it falls on the Tuesday after President’s Day weekend (and Valentine’s Day), so get ready for back-to-back-to-back partying. Grab your beads and your masquerade mask, and whip yourself up one of these magnificent Mardi Gras cocktails!

We’re starting the list off strong with these adorable purple, green, and gold jello shots! All you need is jello in grape, lemon-lime, and pineapple flavor, vodka, whipped cream, and festive sprinkles to put on top! View Recipe

You simply cannot have a Mardi Gras list without mentioning the Hurricane Cocktail. This tropical storm of a drink was created at Pat O’Brien’s, a New Orleans speakeasy bar during the Prohibition. The Hurricane’s name was inspired by the speakeasy password – “Storm’s A-Brewing” – and the rest is delicious history. View Recipe

The King Cake Mardi Gras tradition involves baking a cake with a small plastic baby inside, and whoever finds the baby gets to be ‘king for the day’! With cake vodka, vanilla vodka, Irish cream, Goldschläger, and half and half, you’ll definitely feel like royalty. View Recipe

Looking for the ‘baby version’ of the King Cake cocktail? Look no further! These cute shots are the perfect creamy treat, and they’re just as sweet as King Cake itself! View Recipe

The beloved Bananas Foster was invented in New Orleans, so why not celebrate this divine dessert with a piña colada remix? Blend up banana rum, spiced rum, piña colada mix, ice, and half-and-half for the perfect boozy pick-me-up. View Recipe

If you’re looking for bananas that bite back, you’ll find it in the Bourbon Banana Flambé! Swap out the usual dark rum and banana liqueur for bourbon in this welcome twist on the classic. View Recipe

This awesome slushy tequila cocktail recipe mixes up Triple Sec, lime juice, pomegranate juice, frozen fruits, and limeade to satisfy your taste buds with every sip! View Recipe

This Southern classic was created in the 1800s, and though it’s more well-known for its place at the Kentucky Derby, it’s also enjoyed by Mardi Gras partiers all over the globe! View Recipe

Locals in New Orleans and Louisiana LOVE their rum, and if you’re a rum-lover too, then you’ll adore this coconut rum, coconut milk, coffee liqueur concoction! View Recipe

Raise a glass to the French Quarter with this classy French Martini! Beignets at Café du Monde pair excellently with this mix of vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice, garnished with a lemon peel. View Recipe

For the final Mardi Gras drink, we’d like to turn the classic hurricane into an aquamarine cocktail perfect for partying! Carefully mix melon liqueur, blue Curaçao, strawberry vodka, simple syrup, and lemon-lime soda to create this dazzling drink. View Recipe