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For those of you that can’t get enough of Mardi Gras or more importantly who could not attend, here are a few more great recipes to indulge in at home or your local tavern in your city away from “The Big Easy” this year. All recipes are courtesy of Absolut Vodka, or Skyy Vodka unless otherwise noted.


Half of 1 lime
2 ounces fresh mango, cubed
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see recipe)
2 ounces Absolut New Orleans
Lime wedge for garnish

Muddle lime, fresh mango and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge. Simple syrup: Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil. Simmer, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.

Mardi Grape

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Grape
2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
2 oz. Grape Juice
0.5 oz. Club Soda

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with green and red grapes on a toothpick.

Southern Belle

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple
0.5 oz. Light Rum
0.5 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Orange Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a hurricane glass with ice. Garnish with cocktail umbrella and straw.

French Margarita (
Adapted by the Professional Drinker)

2  oz. Herradura Silver
½ oz. Chambord®
¼ oz. Patron Citronage
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1½ oz. Agave Nectar*

Carnival 76 ( Courtesy Chris Hannah)

½ oz Absolut Citron
½ oz Pamma Pomegranate Liqueur
¼ oz Chambord
Fresh Muddled Raspberries and Strawberries
Topped with Mumms Cordon Rouge champagne

Muddle the fresh raspberries and strawberries with ¼ oz Chambord in a mixing glass. Add the Absolut Citron, Pamma Pomegranate Liqueur and ice. Shake and strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with Mumms Cordon Rouge Champagne.


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Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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