Mix up a Mardi Gras-Rita in celebration National Margarita Day and Mardi Gras. Additionally you find a round-up of quick and easy recipes to celebrate Mardi Gras and a taste of The Big Easy.
Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season and falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. This year Mardi Gras falls on February 25th. With National Margarita Day on February 22nd, a Mardi Gras-Rita is the perfect mashup and cocktail to celebrate both!
For the three colors of Mardi Gras, there are three frozen layers of flavor: green representing faith and the traditional lime flavor; gold for power and mango flavor; and purple for justice and mixed berry blended with pomegranate juice.
For the traditional lime flavor, follow your favorite recipe or use the one on the back of the Bicardi Margarita Mixer can, adding tequila and triple sec or Grand Marnier. For the gold layer and mango flavor, I used Pioneer Woman’s recipe. For the purple layer or pomegranate flavor, I followed Bobby Flay’s recipe and added some frozen mixed berries for a little lagniappe :) and deeper color.
Mix up your flavors ahead and store in the freezer until ready to layer and serve.
Find more quick and easy recipes, party inspiration and cocktails for a taste of The Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras, HERE.
You’ll find recipes for Muffuletta Puff Pastry Pinwheels, Mini King Cake Parfaits, Muffuletta Dip, Homemade Italian Giardinera and more!