Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Don’t worry, Forkly has you covered! You don’t need to be in New Orleans to party like a rockstar: You can host a memorable party for your friends and family that has the atmosphere of Mardi Gras without the price tag of a plane ticket.

The most important part of Mardi Gras is the drinks (and the beads, of course). Here are 3 great cocktail recipes that are sure to stir up some excitement at your Mardi Gras party this year:

New Orleans Hurricane

This cocktail is well known to residence of New Orleans and has become a staple for Mardi Gras-goers. The delicious concoction is made up of ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemonade spritz and 151 proof rum. The bead accessories poured over the glass definitely give this tasty treat an extra pinch of flavor. Go to – or click on the image – for the full recipe.


Pomtinis are quickly becoming the drink of choice for ladies everywhere. These posh spirits are made with vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Go to – or click on the image – for recipe instructions.



Mimosas are a perfect drink any time of the day. You can pair these delightful drinks with your breakfast in the morning, sip on them in the afternoon sun or enjoy them alongside your dessert after dinner. Made with champagne and orange juice (or champagne and cranberry juice if you prefer), these easy-to-make aperitifs will add a splash of color to your party and leave your guests wanting more. Go to – or click on the image – for the full recipe.


Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

You don't have to be a master mixologist to throw the best parties in town.
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