March 3, 2014

AZ Big Media

The Dish: Mardi Gras Cocktail

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

It’s alright if you didn’t take high school French, “let the good times roll” is a way of life in New Orleans especially around Mardi Gras. What better way to celebrate the wildest day of the year than with a cocktail featuring one of the South’s greatest exports: bourbon!

Blood Orange Bourbon Cocktail

1/2 cup blood orange juice
3-4 Tbs. bourbon depending on how strong you like it
2-3 drop Angostura bitters
splash of sparkling water
orange slices and mint for garnish

Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Pour in to a chilled glass and garnish with mint and orange slices. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Not a big drinker? That’s ok. To tell the truth neither am I. Try this recipe for a refreshing Blackberry Cooler.