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Authentic Mardi Gras Soco Sips

Mardi Gras is one of the great New Orleans’ traditions celebrated across the world this time of year. And, the city that made Mardi Gras the best party in the world also made the best drink in the world, Southern Comfort.

"As a New Orleans' original, Southern Comfort delivers the flavor and spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras," said Phil Cusimano, Southern Comfort Global Brand Ambassador and native New Orleanian. "While we know everyone can't make it to New Orleans, they can still add some of the Crescent City spirit to their celebration with Southern Comfort Mardi Gras cocktails: The Hurricane and the Flambeaux Mambo."

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SoCo® Hurricane

Authentic Mardi Gras Soco Sips

Mardi Gras is traditionally toasted with a beverage first created in New Orleans called the Hurricane. The SoCo® Hurricane is a refreshing Southern Comfort and fruit-flavored cocktail served in a unique glass.


  • 1 1/2-ounces Southern Comfort
  • 1 1/2-ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 1 1/2-ounces orange juice
  • 1 1/2-ounces pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine


  1. Fill a hurricane glass, or whatever glass you have on hand, with ice; add all ingredients to glass and stir; garnish with an orange wedge and cherry. If you are making it for your group of friends, mix a batch in a pitcher in advance. Pour over an ice-filled glass and serve responsibly immediately.

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      Flambeaux Mambo

      Authentic Mardi Gras Soco Sips

      This year, Southern Comfort decided to team up with another New Orleans' original, Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce, to create a delicious, fiery cocktail that is sure to become a new Mardi Gras tradition.


      • 1 1/2-ounces Southern Comfort
      • 1 slice of orange
      • 1 maraschino cherry
      • 2 bar spoons of simple syrup
      • 2 small dashes of Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce


      1. In a rocks glass, muddle 1 slice of orange and 1 maraschino cherry with 2 bar spoons of simple syrup; add 1 1/2-ounces Southern Comfort and 2 small dashes of Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce. Fill glass with cracked ice and garnish with a slice of orange and cherry placed inside the cocktail.

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