Like any other carnival or celebration, Mardi Gras has specific recipes that are made around that time and only then. Some are inspired by the colors of the carnival, others are inspired by the cravings for cocktails at 11 a.m.
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King's Cup cocktail is a blend of pineapple, coconut and lime with a splash of vodka — in this case, vanilla vodka — for a refreshing cocktail.
Ramos gin fizz, a boozy cocktail that's bound to entice your taste buds. The secret? Orange-flower water.
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A twist on the classic Hurricane cocktail, this one is made with passion fruit, which we adore.
Cajun bloody mary is a total favorite. Spicing up your classic bloody mary with Cajun spice definitely makes sense to us.
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We're loving the addition of honey to this honey Sazerac. The balance of flavors is pristine.
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New Orleans brandy milk punch — the best bedtime cocktail we've ever tasted.
Sazerac cocktail, a traditional cocktail that can't be missed when visiting New Orleans.
This decadent crawfish mac and cheese is the way to get a taste of the Big Easy at home.
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Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of creamy shrimp and grits.
Turn a classic NOLA sandwich into this luscious po'boy soup.
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Make a big batch of this gorgeous jambalaya, and invite your friends to celebrate Mardi Gras at home.
Mini muffulettas are a fantastic party appetizer. Have a bite of NOLA!
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Take a bite out of one of these beer-battered catfish po'boys, and you'll be instantly transported to a corner shop in NOLA.
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This lobster étouffé is a one-pot meal that's done in under an hour, and it'll impress your family and friends.
We're loving this gorgeously bright and spicy chorizo jambalaya with sweet potato rice.
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The secret to this luscious chicken and andouille sausage gumbo is taking the time to make dark roux. Find out more in this recipe.
Just because you are vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on Mardi Gras food. This vegan jambalaya is savory and delicious.
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OK, we are totally drooling over these biscuit beignets with praline sauce.
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New Orleans is all about sweet treats as well, and you need to taste these pecan pralines if you want to be transported to this colorful city.
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Mardi Gras king cake — the perfect way to sweeten any Mardi Gras party.
Slurp up this king cake-inspired boozy milkshake as the perfect dessert treat.
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