5 New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

French 75 © Paul Costello
By F&W Editors Posted March 04, 2014

Even if you're not in New Orleans, you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday with these 5 great cocktails.

Even if you're not in New Orleans, you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday with these 5 great cocktails.

1. French Sazerac
Romée de Goriainoff's version features Calvados instead of the traditional whiskey and absinthe-infused apple.

2. Cajun Lemonade
Napolean House's Pimm's Cup gets extra heat thanks to a splash of Tabasco.

3. French 75
New Orleans bartenders make this fizzy, lemony drink with cognac instead of gin.

4. Champagne Mojitos
Chef John Besh tops this classic mojito with a splash of Champagne.

5. Chocolate-Raspberry Truffletini
"This is like a really fine chocolate truffle in your mouth," says New Orleans bartender Marvin Allen.

Related: More New Orleans Cocktails
Ti Martin's New Orleans Cocktail Guide
New Orleans' Best Foodie Street

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