The weekend is over, but we can still celebrate this Monday with a fun Mardi Gras-themed hurricane cocktail recipe! We had a Mardi Gras photoshoot this weekend (complete with throwing beads of a balcony and all), which got me SO excited for the upcoming parades! They’re only a few weeks away, so expect lots of Mardi Gras goodness coming up!
This is my first King Cake of the season, so I wanted to try a New Orleans-inspired drink to have with it. By the way, having king cake as a photo prop and not being able to eat it is pure torture. So the moment I finally got to cut into that king cake was seriously the best. If you don’t live in Louisiana, I highly recommend ordering one and having it shipped!
You can also enjoy this hurricane recipe to bring a little Louisiana to you and your friends if you live out of state. The hurricane is such an iconic drink of New Orleans, and Emeril Lagasse’s recipe seemed easy enough, so I gave it a try. Find the recipe below and you can even shop my barcart! I’ve linked to the mason jars, Kate Spade plates, and even the barcart itself!
New Orleans Mardi Gras Hurricane Recipe:
1 1/2 cups light rum
1 1/2 cups dark rum
1 1/4 cup grenadine
1 1/4 cup orange juice
3 tbsp sugar
Mix and serve over ice. Add orange slices and cherries.