Not In New Orleans to Celebrate Fat Tuesday? Celebrate it at Home…
While some people started to trickle to New Orleans since last week (starting on February 15th), most people arrived at the famous city this past weekend to officially celebrate “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday, which is French for Mardi Gras, always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, marks the end of the parade. Naturally people come from all over the world to enjoy the festivities. If you’re not lucky enough to escape to the city but want to celebrate you’re in luck because we have ideas on how you can do so at home.
Cocktails to celebrate at home
Thorny Rose Blood Orange Punch
1 25 oz. bottle of Thorny Rose Pinot Grigio
5 small blood oranges, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1/4 cup sugar
Directions: Wash and slice your lemon and blood oranges. Add the orange slices, wine, sugar, and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Top with ice and chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Mardi Gras Margarita
Served at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola
1 ½ oz. Orange-infused tequila
½ oz. Triple sec
1 oz. Fresh kiwi purée
Splash fresh lime juice
Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange zest.
What about if you want to party with the people?
Bagatelle NY is hosting a Mardi Gras Dinner Party on Tuesday. At the celebration (from 6– 11pm) attendees will enjoy ocktails and specials inspired by Fat Tuesday’s mayhem, including Mardi Gras Jambalaya, Dirty Rice and Apple beignets for dessert while dancing the night away with music from DJ Fazz.
The Players Club is hosting a festive celebration complete with beads, cajum dinner and naturally lots of cocktails. Tickets are available here.
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