Cocktails to pair with King Cake this Mardi Gras season
Mardi Gras is just a few days away! Whether you’re joining in on the fun in New Orleans on the parade route or at home celebrating, toast the King of Carnival with these fun cocktails.
SVEDKA Boozy Beads
· 1 part SVEDKA Vodka
· 1 part melon liqueur
· 3 parts pineapple juice
Pour melon liqueur, SVEDKA Vodka and pineapple juice (in order) into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with skewered melon balls.
SVEDKA Mardi Mary
- 1½ parts SVEDKA Citron
- 3 parts tomato juice
- ½ part fresh lemon juice
- Dash Worcestershire Sauce
- Dash hot sauce
- Pinch of salt
Build in mixing glass filled with ice, and “roll” from one cup to another until cold and mixed. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a lemon slice and a celery stick.
RUFFINO Parade Punch
· ½ part orange juice
· ½ part pink grapefruit juice
· ¼ part pomegranate juice
· 1 part Ruffino Prosecco, well chilled
· Slices of assorted citrus and pomegranate seeds, to garnish
In a large pitcher or punch bowl with plenty of ice combine the fruit juices. Pour the Ruffino Prosecco over top. Garnish generously with sliced citrus and pomegranate seeds. TIPS: For best flavour use freshly pressed juices as available. Ruffino Sparkling Rosé is a great choice for this recipe too.
Kim Crawford Krewe du Crawford
- 2 parts Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
- 3–4 pieces lemon wedge
- Pinch of mint
- .75 parts simple syrup
- Mint sprig
Muddle Mint, lemon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker
Add Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice
Garnish with a mint sprig