Drinks to loosen you up this Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras is just a few short days away, do you have your masks ready, your beads a plenty and your week long supply of strong, strong liqueur?
Mardi Gras is the one time of year (besides Spring Break for college students) you can let loose, drink during the afternoon and really let your hair down. Just be careful because more than one or two of these super strong cocktails will make it that much harder to keep your shirt on.
Nothing pairs better with gumbo, beignets and lots of beads than strong cocktails, and that's a fact. Plus, these drinks can easily be made at home, so no need to travel far and wide to get your favorite Mardi Gras poison. As they say down in New Orleans in the French Quarter, laissez les bon temps rouler (or let the good times roll)!
Frozen hurricane recipe
This is the drink of Mardi Gras, and it's hard not to see why. It's very strong and is usually double the size of a normal cocktail recipe. Plus, it's fruity and perfect for the hot Southern sun.
Brandy milk punch recipe
If you can stomach chugging milk cocktails, this is your kind of cocktail recipe. Made with over half brandy, you will certainly feel the after effects of this popular Southern drink immediately.
Recipe adapted from Liquor.com.
Frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe
If you've ever been down Bourbon Street, you know that there is a frozen daiquiri machine in almost every "tourist" bar. From mango to strawberry to blue raspberry, there's a different daiquiri flavor for everyone. Create your own "tourist trap" daiquiri with this cocktail recipe and envision yourself waltzing down Bourbon Street, drink in hand.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes.
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