Celebrating Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday is upon us once again! For those of us who can’t make it to NOLA and the infamous bar, Pat O’Briens,  it’s about that time to bring a bit of NOLA home to you.

O’Briens rum-heavy Hurricane Cocktail sets the bar high for Mardi Gras-inspired drinks while a classic Sazerac serves as the epitome of all things New Orleans. But for a few creative spins, why not test out these popular Hiram Walker cocktails?

The Tidal Wave will surely have you thinking of the Blue Bayou

Tidal Wave
While this drink may incorporate some Caribbean flavors, the use of Hiram Walker’s Blue Curacao will surely have you thinking “Blue Bayou”

1 ½ parts Malibu Coconut
¾ parts Pineapple Juice
Splash of Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
Splash of Coconut Cream

Shake vigorously in a shaker and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple.

Vodka Stinger
The vodka version of this acclaimed cocktail has gained a lot of popularity and is served chilled up in a cocktail glass as opposed to served neat or on the rocks. And not to fear – this minty cool cocktail will taper off the fire in your mouth after all those Cajun-spiced foods you’ll be snacking on.

1 part Hiram Walker White Crème de Menthe
1 part ABSOLUT Vodka

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Cheers!
SJ

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