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10 Mardi Gras Drinks That Let The Good Times Roll

Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez!! Drinking is fun in New Orleans all year long but especially during Mardi Gras. Discover 10 Mardi Gras drinks that will get the party started anywhere and any time you’re ready to ‘let the good times roll.’

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a party like no other.

Multi-colored necklaces fly from the air as floats roll down the city’s historic streets. Awash in purple, green and gold, the city embraces the party atmosphere with a vengeance. And not just for one day.

For weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, NOLA locals add king cakes filled with little porcelain babies to their diets filled with po boys and other NOLA food favorites. They also drink a lot of Mardi Gras cocktails.

Don’t feel bad if you can’t celebrate Mardi Gras in person. Instead, cook up a pot of jambalaya in your corner of the world and get the annual party started by crafting a cocktail or ten.

Based on our diligent taste testing in New Orleans and at home, we wholeheartedly recommend the following ten Mardi Gras drinks:

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About The Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.


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Original Publication Date: February 15, 2022