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Top 10 Mardi Gras Drinks of 2020

With Mardi Gras 2020 just around the corner, we wanted to round up the 10 most popular drinks of the season.

  1. Hurricane — If you’re in New Orleans, you should most definitely stop by Pat O’Brien’s bar—they lay claim to one of New Orleans’ most famous beverages: the Hurricane. If you’re at Tom Foolery’s, ask one of our bartends, we are sure they can whip you up a great one. And, if you’re at home, here’s how to make one yourself.
  2. Milk Punch — This is apparently the brunch staples of all staples in New Orleans thanks to Benjamin Franklin. Most people make theirs using bourbon but you’ll also find brandy is very common. Interested in trying to make it home? Try this recipe.
  3. Sazerac — The Sazerac is the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. In the city, you can get a great one at the bar inside the Roosevelt Hotel, which has been serving it since 1949. Five minutes to make? We’ll try it if you do.
  4. Strawberry Daquiri — Want a classic strawberry? We’ve got you covered.
  5. Bourbon Hot Toddy — Three of our favorite words. Also known as the classic Bourbon St. cure. We are definitely making this on Fat Tuesday.
  6. Daiquiris — Down in NOLA, daiquiris can be found EVERYWHERE. At the drive-thru, at bars, in restaurants. At some of these pitstops, you can even order yours by the gallon. Usually, though, it’s by the cup, and that cup is classy styrofoam or plastic. If you’re recreating the vibe at home, we suggest going with this frozen watermelon daiquiri.
  7. King Cake Shot — There is nothing traditional about this recipe. However, we are hailing the creators who turned the cake into shots! Shots! Shots!
  8. Drunk Grasshopper — Grasshoppers have been served at Tujague’s in the French Quarter since 1919—if you want to make a copycat, we’ve found a great one for you.
  9. Mint Julep — Mint juleps are a southern classic—if you’re drinking at home, we love this classic recipe.
  10. Zombie Cocktail — This tiki drink is peak New Orleans—and with multiple rums inside, it’ll get you prettyyy tipsy. If you dare, our friends at Captain Morgan provided a great recipe to try at home.

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