We love New Orleans—really, really love it—but Mardi Gras is actually a kind of nutty time to visit. If you're headed to the Big Easy, by all means, get your drinking plans together, but if you're staying home this Mardi Gras, don't despair.
Host your own celebration featuring drinks from New Orleans: homemade Hurricanes and Sazeracs, fancy Ramos Gin Fizzes and newer concoctions from top bartenders. Ready to get shaking? We have 12 recipes for you right this way »