Carnival Time Cocktail Recipes

Carnival Time Cocktails

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Enjoy these Carnival Time Cocktails as you roll into Mardi Gras 2022. These festive recipes pair perfectly with a big chunk of king cake!

House of the Rising Sun

1½ ounces tequila
1 ounce peach Schnapps
4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
Maraschino cherries for garnish

Add tequila, peach Schnapps and orange juice to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a hurricane glass over ice. Pour grenadine down the side of the glass until it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with maraschino cherries.


Throw Me Somthin’ Sista

5  large basil leaves
1 ½  ounces gin
½ ounce dry vermouth
¾  ounce fresh lime juice
½  ounce simple syrup

Put four basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle gently with a wooden spoon. Add the gin, dry vermouth, lime juice and simple syrup. Fill with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the remaining basil leaf.


Second Line Punch

2 ounces brandy
1½ ounces heavy cream
1 ounce simple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg

Combine brandy, cream, simple syrup and vanilla extract in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with nutmeg.


Royal Highness

1 ounce blue Curaçao
1 ½ ounces vodka
1 ounce grenadine
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce lemonade
Slice of lime

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add blue Curaçao, vodka, grenadine syrup, cranberry juice and lemonade. Shake well until chilled. Pour into ice-filled glass. Squeeze in the fresh lime.

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