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Fat Tuesday: Three Mardi Gras Cocktail Recipes to Try

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It's the end of February, which means two things: it's about to be spring break down here, and Mardi Gras is in full swing in New Orleans.

You could either A) buy yourself a ticket to trade out one version of crazy, skantily clad parties for another, or B) stay at home and make yourself a drink to celebrate.

We'd prefer to go with option B, personally.

To get at-home revelers (also known as lame adults) in the Mardi Gras mood, we picked up three Fat Tuesday inspired cocktail recipes to make yourself.

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Purple Basil Gimlet

Two ounces Hendrick's Gin

Half ounce fresh lime juice

Half ounce simple syrup

Four to six leaves purple basil

Step One: Press purple basil leaves with simple syrup and fresh lime juice in a cocktail mixer.

Step Two: Add Hendrick's Gin and shake well.

Step Three: Strain up into a stemmed glass, garnish with a sprig of purple basil.

Corpse Reviver #2

One part Lillet Blanc

One part Hendrick's gin

One part Bols triple sec

¾ part fresh lemon juice

¼ part simple syrup

Two dashes Pernod

Step One: Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe.

Step Two: Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mercadito

Two ounces Milagro Silver

¾ oz Agave Nectar

One ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Four Slices Cucumber

One Pinch Cilantro

One Jalapeno

Step One: Muddle cucumbers and herbs in a cocktail mixer, add remaining ingredients.

Step Two: Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass with ice.

Step Three: Garnish with Cucumber Slice

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.



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