12 Cocktails to Make at Home for Mardi Gras

French 75

It may be simple, but this gin drink, made tart with lemon and sweetened with a touch of sugar, is just the thing to make sparkling wine a little more exciting. It's an herbal sipper for when you're just not feeling the casual gin & tonic.

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If you're going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you should be getting your drinks from here and here and here. But if you're hosting a Mardi Gras party at home, you'll need to whip up some drinks yourself to go with your muffaletta, gumbo, and beignets.

We've got you covered with classic New Orleans cocktail recipes and a few more recent inventions from bartenders in the Big Easy. Head over to the slideshow for 12 Mardi Gras libations you can make at home »

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French 75
Sazerac
Milk Punch
Vieux Carré
Daiquiri
Hurricane
Ramos Fizz
Basin Street Blues
Pimm's Cup
Arnaud's Special
Upgraded Grasshopper
Pomme en Croute