Mardi Gras Drink Recipes

Hurricane cocktail for Mardi Gras

Whether you're a New Orleans native or you simply love themed parties, these Mardi Gras drink recipes will add the perfect touch to your celebration.



  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grenadine

Named after the shape of hurricane lamp, the Hurricane originated at Pat O'Brien's bar, which still stands in New Orleans' French Quarter. To achieve this Mardi Gras drink recipe, combine light and dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice and lime juice, simply syrup and grenadine in a shaker. Pour into a hurricane glass with ice and garnish with a cherry and slice of orange.

Canal Street Daisy


  • Half of one lemon
  • Half of one orange
  • 1 oz whiskey
  • Carbonated water
  • Orange slice

Bring the parade from Canal Street to your party by mixing up a Canal Street Daisy. This citrus cocktail will get your party started. Squeeze juice from half of a lemon and half of an orange. Blend with whiskey and pour into a Collins glass. Fill the rest of the glass with carbonated water, stir and garnish with an orange slice.

Red Snapper


  • 1.25 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Another Mardi Gras drink recipe that originated in the French Quarter is the Red Snapper. Shake whiskey, amaretto and cranberry juice over ice and pour into a highball glass.

Mardi Gras Flasher


  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 6 oz ginger ale
  • 1 tsp grenadine

Bring the exhibitionism of the Mardi Gras tradition to your party without offending anyone by serving Mardi Gras Flashers. Stir dark rum with ginger ale and grenadine. Pour into a highball glass with or without ice.

New Orleans Hand Grenade


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1.5 oz grain alcohol
  • 1.5 oz melon liqueur
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 1.5 oz vodka

Native to Louisiana, the Hand Grenade offers a strong kick to any party. This drink recipe calls for each of the following: gin, grain alcohol, melon liqueur, rum and vodka.

Tiger Paw


  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 4 oz raspberry wine

The Tiger Paw offers fruit flavors with a kick. Shake Southern Comfort, pineapple juice and raspberry wine over ice and pour into a martini glass. Top with your favorite fruit for color.



  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 fresh sprig leaf
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1.25 oz rum
  • 1 oz carbonated water

Ensure you satisfy all palettes at your party with this classic cocktail recipe. Crush the mint leaves and simple syrup in a glass, and then add ice and rum. Till the rest of the glass with carbonated water. Garnish with the sprig leaf and enjoy this minty cocktail.

Mardi Gras Drink Recipes and Party Planning

Now that you have your drink recipes, browse Mardi Gras decoration ideas to ensure your guests enjoy your drinks in the perfect setting. Other Mardi Gras party ideas include handing out beads and masks, and creating a Mardi Gras menu, such as a New Orleans chicken recipe.

  • Initial Author: Janine Stevens
Mardi Gras Drink Recipes