Mardi Gras Cocktails with Crown Royal!

Mardi Gras celebrations will be happening tomorrow in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday! If you’re not down south celebrating, but still want to partake in some fun festivities of your own, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Thanks to Crown Royal Whisky and Mixologist Ricky Gomez, here are some fun, and festive Mardi Gras inspired cocktails you can easily make at home!

Napoleon’s Last Stand- Created by Ricky Gomez

1 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

3/4 oz. Pimms

3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

3/4 oz. Simple Syrup

Method: Place all ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in Collins glass. Top off with ginger ale and garnish with slice of cucumber.

Carnival Queen- Created by Ricky Gomez

1 1/4 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple

1/4 oz. Chambord or dark berry liquor

1/4 oz. lemon juice

Method: Place all ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into flute and top off with champagne or other sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Cafe Royál- Created by Ricky Gomez

1 1/4 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

1/4 oz. Grand Marnier or orange liquor

4 oz. Cold Brew coffee or hot coffee

Method: This drink can be served hot or cold. If served with cold brew pour all ingredients over ice and stir. If served hot pour all ingredients in pre heated coffee mug and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream.


Always remember… eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly! Happy Mardi Gras!! 

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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