Mardi Gras 2010

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With the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV, this year’s Mardi Gras Celebration aims to be one of the best ever. If you can’t be in NOLA, we’ve got a whole host of New Orleans Classics and Mardi Gras themed cocktails. We’ll start with these new drinks from Skyy Infusions.

Mardi Grape

Ingredients:
2 oz Skyy Infusions Grape
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz grape juice
½ oz club soda

Instructions:
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.

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Red Rooster

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Skyy Infusions Raspberry
2 oz cranberry juice
½ oz orange juice

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.

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Southern Belle

Ingredients:
2 oz Skyy Infusions pineapple
½ oz Light Rum
½ oz dark rum
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz gin
1 oz raspberry liqueur
1 oz triple sec
3 oz orange juice

Instructions:
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.

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Beaded Lady

Ingredients:
1 oz Skyy Infusions Passion Fruit
½ oz Gin
½ oz triple sec
½ oz lime juice
2 oz pineapple juice
Dash of bitters
Soda water

Instructions:
Combine all the ingredients (except the bitters and soda) in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into iced tall pilsner glass. Top with soda & bitters.
Garnish with pineapple star.

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Fat Tuesday Iced Tea

Ingredients:
2 oz Skyy Infusions Citrus
1 oz lemonade
3 oz sweet iced tea

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Fat Tuesday Specials
King Cake Martini
Classic Cocktails of New Orleans
Martinis from Emeril’s NOLA Restaurant

Learn about Mardi Gras Parades and the Krewes that stage them.

watch video of all of the Fat Tuesday Parades & People on nola.com and mardigras.com

recipes & photos courtesy of  Skyy Spirits

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