Mardi Gras Cocktail

how to make the perfect mardi gras cocktail

Mardi Gras Cocktail Recipe

Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras, but can’t make it to New Orleans? Bring the taste of the Big Easy to you! Simply indulge in a signature Mardi Gras cocktail right from the comfort of your apartment home.

In this post, you’ll find a recipe for the ultimate Mardi Gras Hurricane cocktail, a classic staple in Mardi Gras celebrations. Keep reading to find out how you can perfect the drink!

 Mardi Gras Hurricane Recipe

The Mardi Gras signature cocktail is the Hurricane. This refreshing drink contains a delicious mix of fruit juices and two types of rum. It’s tasty but can sure pack a punch. So watch out! 


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • Optional Garnish: orange slice and cherry
  • Hurricane Drinking Glass


Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice. 

Bring Mardi Gras to You

This year Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (The day before Valentine’s Day).

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the Carnival season in New Orleans, Louisiana and always falls the day before the observance of Ash Wednesday. It’s a huge part of New Orleans’ culture and if you ever get a chance to visit make sure you indulge your senses in one of their famous cocktails.

But for those of us who can’t make it to the big parade, pour yourself a tall glass of this perfect, DIY Mardi Gras cocktail recipe and enjoy. Remember to drink responsibly. Cheers!

how to make the perfect mardi gras cocktail