Traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras isn't ideal this year since all the in-person parades and celebrations have been canceled due to the pandemic. But revelers can still experience a small taste of the holiday at home.

The week-long Mardi Gras celebration ends Feb. 16, also known as Fat Tuesday. It's the final day for indulging in food and drinks before those who observe Lent begin to fast for Ash Wednesday.

To get ready for the holiday, here are seven cocktails that you might be found in the famed bars on Bourbon Street that are easy to make and delicious to drink.

1. Hurricane

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 3 oz dark rum
  • 6 oz passion fruit juice
  • 6 oz orange juice
  • 2 tbsp grenadine
  • Ice
  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 maraschino cherries


Combine all liquid ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish the rim with orange slices and top with cherries.

2. Té Recuerdo Mezcal

  • 1.5 oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
  • 3 oz black tea
  • 1 oz peach juice/nectar
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup


Add all ingredients, except for the soda, into a shaker with ice. Once it's shaken, pour into a cup over more ice. Top with a splash of club soda, a peach slice and a lime.

Recuerdo Te Recuerdo Mezcal cocktail
The Te Recuerdo Mezcal cocktail is one option for indulging on Mardi Gras. Recuerdo Mezcal

3. King Cake Shots

  • 1.5 oz cake vodka
  • 1.5 oz Irish cream (or RumChata)
  • 1.5 oz cinnamon schnapps
  • Garnish: gold, green, and purple sugar (for rimming), whipped cream, ground nutmeg


Take a shot glass, dip the rim in liquor and dip in the colored sugar for a decorative rim. Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake and pour into the shot glasses. Top the shot with whipped cream and a dash of ground nutmeg.

4. Tod & Vixen’s Six Seeds

  • 1 oz Tod & Vixen's Dry Gin 1651
  • .75 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Grenadine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters


Add all ingredients and two orange peels to a shaker and strain into a glass. Top it off with sparkling wine.

Tod & Vixen’s Six Seeds
Tod & Vixen’s Six Seeds uses Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651, made by The Vale Fox Distillery. Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651

5. The Mardi Totem Pole

  • 1.5 oz kiwi puree
  • .25 oz lime juice
  • .25 simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Absolut Mandarin
  • 1 oz passionfruit puree
  • Peychaud bitters


Mix the kiwi puree, lime juice, simple syrup and one ice cube together in one shaker and shake, and then add the mandarin vodka, passion fruit puree and one ice cube in a separate shaker and shake. For the finished product, pour the kiwi mixture into a glass first, followed by ice and finished off with the passionfruit puree mixture. Top it with the bitters and a fresh kiwi slice.

6. Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 4 oz. light rum
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Garnish: lime slices


Pour the rum, strawberries and lime juice into a blender/mixer, and blend until smooth. Top it off with a fresh strawberry or lime slice.

7. Red Berry Rosemary Ultra Tonic

  • 1.5 oz Tequila Herradura Ultra
  • Tonic Water
  • Red Berry Tea
  • Grapefruit
  • Rosemary


In a big wine glass, add the tequila and add a red berry tea bag and allow it to infuse. After three minutes, this recipe from Ultra Tonic explains to remove the bag and add ice and tonic water to the infused tequila and garnish with grapefruit and rosemary.

Cocktails for MardiGras
This juicy cocktail is Tequila Herradura’s Red Berry Rosemary Herradura Ultra Tonic. Tequila Herradura