Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cajun Mardi Gras Drinks + Mardi Gras Fun

It's time to eat, drink, and be merry here in Cajun country and what better way to jump start your Mardi Gras celebration than with these yummy cocktails. Guaranteed to please your guests. Cheers!

Cajun Beer-Garita

2 tbs.'s coarse salt
1 lime wedge
3 oz.'s white tequilla
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz.'s fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. green Tabasco sauce
1  bottle of beer, chilled

Place salt on saucer. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip glass in salt to coat rim. Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, Tabasco, and crushed ice into blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Pour into half of a Margarita glass and turn a beer upside down into the glass.

 New Orleans Hurricane

1 1/2 ounces light rum
1  1/2 ounces dark rum
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lime juice
1/4 cup passion fruit juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. grenadine
Ice cubes
Orange slices and cherries for garnish

Combine all ingredients, except grenadine and ice, in a cocktail shaker, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the grenadine and ice, and shake. Fill a hurricane glass, half full of ice and strain drink into glass. Garnish with an orange slice and marachino cherry.

Mardi Gras Kiss

1 1/2 ounces rum
1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur
1 oz. simple syrup
1 ounce pineapple juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Add crushed ice and garnish with a lime slice.

(photos courtesy of Google Images)

Mardi Gras Fun

Here's a little clip of the Krewe of Rio parade which rolled in Lafayette on Saturday and they were really throwing some beads. More parades thru Fat Tuesday means lots more beads! Throw me somethin' Mister and let the good times roll, cher!


For a live webcam of parades in New Orleans, click here.

And here's a little clip of the Krewe de Vieux parade in New Orleans. Lots more beads!

Happy Mardi Gras Ya'll!!! Merci for stopping by!


Eddie said...

Gosh it all looks fabulous.
Just seen the video with the floats and bead throwing.
Those New Orleans Hurricanes look terrific and I wouldn't mind a Mardi Gras Kiss too. lol

Cindy H said...

So homesick, especially after seeing the parade clip and going to the Time-Picayune website and looking at the photo contest pictures. And I want one of those Mardi Gras kisses, too! And some crawfish.

Terry Duncan said...

Visiting New Iberia next month. Any suggestions on fun things to do in the area?