Mardi Gras season is upon us. Even in the northern part of the state there are parades. The first (and the one that we will be able to attend) is the Krewe of Centaur parade on February 7. The second is Valentine’s Day. How crazy is that?! The Krewe of Gemini parade on Val Day.
I hope to plan out our parade visit better this time. I hope to bring special drinks and glasses for us to enjoy, of the mocktail variety. I hope to find a better place to park (cough cough Walmart parking lot…which gives me time to get some shopping done, as well).
Hopefully, we will also bring our own food. Or eat Walmart chicken.
But I definitely want to make a special mocktail of the Mardi Gras variety for Muffin. Now, I could mix up some Pat O’s mix with Sprite, but what would be the fun of that? Our local Walmart sells Pat O’Brien’s hurricane mix (which, from what I understand, is now what the restaurant itself uses). And what is more Mardi Gras than New Orleans? And what drink is more New Orleans than a Hurricane?
Adapted from Holidays Central
3 ounces orange juice
3 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce sweet and sour mix
1/2 ounce grenadine
1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cocktail Mix
Club soda to top
Orange slices, pineapple chunks, and maraschino cherries for garnish
Fill a hurricane glass with ice. In a shaker, shake orange juice, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and hurricane mix. Shake to combine. Pour into glass. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a pick full of orange slices, pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries.