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!
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