Mardi Gras is Tues. Feb 17. If you can’t make it to New Orleans, bring the party to wherever you are with a few Fat Tuesday cocktails.
The Gold Doubloon
1 ½ parts Hornitos Plata tequila
¾ part Lime juice
¾ part Pineapple juice
¼ part Agave
Pinch of Cilantro leaves
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
The mixologists at Hornitos created this recipe.
1 oz. Light rum
1 oz. Dark rum
1 oz. Passion fruit juice
Juice from half of a lime
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the rum, passion fruit juice and juice from the lime and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain over ice into a stemmed glass and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril’s Delmonico in New Orleans.
2 oz. Bacardi 8 yr. rum
¾ oz. Blend of equal parts Giffard Banane Du Bresil banana liqueur and Nocino Della Christina walnut liqueur
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. Rich turbinado sugar syrup (2 parts turbinado sugar: 1 part water)
Mint sprig and Angostura bitters for garnish
Build all ingredients in a glass with pellet or crushed ice and stir with a swizzle stick or spin a spoon by rubbing hands together until a thin layer of ice forms on the outside of the glass. Garnish with a slapped mint sprig and a couple dashes of Angostura bitters on top of the crushed ice.
Eric Hay, beverage development manager at Wirtz Beverage Illinois, created this recipe as a nod to the New Orleans late-night dive bar Alibi often frequented by bartenders during Tales of the Cocktail.
From Dusk Til Daiquiri
1½ oz. Captain Morgan Grapefruit rum
¾ oz. Fresh lime juice
¾ Simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a tall glass with ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
The mixologists at Captain Morgan created this recipe.
1½ oz. Pineapple-infused vodka
½ oz. Pama pomegranate liqueur
¼ oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ginger beer as needed
Lime twist for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and lemon juice and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass, top with the ginger beer and garnish with the lime twist.
Recipe courtesy of NOLA in New Orleans.