Mardi Gras- Torani Style!

By: Cesar A.
February 22nd, 2017

Laissez les bons temps rouler avec Torani!

(Let the good times roll with Torani)

 

Mardi Gras, the annual event originating in New Orleans, has become a vibrant part of the fabric of American culture. Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French, originated as a final feast people would indulge in before Lent. Now, Mardi Gras is a festive celebration of life, with the colorful and beaded Carnival rolling through the French Quarter, as well as cities and towns across the country. But you don’t need massive floats and extravagant costumes to join in the fun of Fat Tuesday. You can have your own gathering with those you love and live the spirit of Mardi Gras through some delicious festive cocktails and drinks, and Torani is here to help you with that!

 

Iced Grasshopper Latte

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A sophisticated blend of chocolate and mint flavors dance throughout this delicious coffee drink, which will give you enough pep in your step to start a second-line right in your home!

 

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Crème de Cacao Syrup

½ Tbsp (1/4 oz) Torani Crème de Menthe Syrup

1 cup (8 oz) milk

2 shots chilled espresso (or ½ cup strongly brewed chilled coffee)

Ice

 

Combine the espresso/coffee, milk and Torani in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir well and enjoy!

 

 

Hurricane Soda

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A fruity concoction, sweet and a touch sour, evoking the warm breezes coming in from the Gulf Coast, this drink will definitely put in you in a NoLa state of mind!

 

1 ½ Tbsp (3/4 oz) Torani Pineapple Syrup

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Passion Fruit Syrup

1 cup (8 oz) sparkling water or club soda

Ice

 

Pour sparkling water or club soda into a tall glass filled with ice. Add the Torani and stir well. Kick your feet up, drink and enjoy!

 

 

The French NoLa

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Now, for a drink that is a bit more adult-friendly. The warm oakiness of bourbon combined with the subtle sweetness of our black currant syrup and the vermouth creates a drink that will transport you to the iron-wrought balconies of Bourbon Street in no time at all.

 

3 Tbsp (1 ½ oz) bourbon

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Cassis Syrup

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) sweet vermouth

½ Tsp fresh lemon juice

Ice

 

Combine the bourbon, vermouth, lemon juice and Torani in a cocktail shaker. Add the ice and shake it. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy yourself!

 

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Hurricane Cocktail

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Another drink strictly for the grown-ups, this cocktail is a festive one for your gatherings. Mix the sweetness of the rum with the bright flavor of the passion fruit and the lime, and the makings of a perfect drink are there.

 

2 Tbsp (1 oz) dark rum

2 Tbsp (1 oz) light rum

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Passion Fruit Syrup

2 Tbsp (1 oz) fresh lime juice

Ice

 

Combine the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a beautiful hurricane glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and enjoy!

 

 

These are a few drinks to get started on to have your very own wonderful and fun Mardi Gras party. Sometimes it is easy to forget that there is so much to celebrate in life, but this is your opportunity to do so! Now, go on and have your own Carnival with Torani!