People all over the globe will soon be celebrating Mardi Gras with street parades, music and colorful costumes. Meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French, Mardi Gras began as a religious day observed before Lent, when people were meant to use up all the fats in their home in preparation for fasting. Today, however, it has evolved to encompass weeks of partying, starting in early Jan and building to the climax of the official Mardi Gras, which is 21st February this year.
The most famous Mardi Gras carnivals are in New Orleans in the US and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where thousands of people descend on these cities to take part in the festivities and enjoy delicious party food and drinks.
For those who can’t make it to southern Louisiana, our mixologists at The Mixer have hand-picked the perfect cocktails to help recreate the carnival vibes at home.
How to Make a Classic Sazerac Cocktail
If you’re reading up on Sazerac cocktail ingredients, we’d like to welcome you to the very first page of known cocktail history. It is here that the mystery and magic of mixed drinks first started to unfold, so follow us on a jaunt down this most iconic memory lane if you please…
Your Go-To French 75 Cocktail Recipe
The French 75 cocktail recipe has a colorful, multicultural origin story — it’s was dreamed up in New York City by a Scottish bartender who named it after a French field gun! Not to mention the fact that it was first stirred up at the height of American Prohibition of course…
The story goes that barkeep Harry MacElhone chose the name because the drink had a fair amount of kick, which he likened to the firepower of the French 75mm field gun that was used during World War I. Today, the French 75 martini is still enjoyed around the globe, with the same reputation for packing a strong punch.
The best French 75 cocktail recipe
French cocktails are classics for a reason – it’s glamour in a glass. To start you off here is a short and sweet explanation of what’s in a French 75 and how to make it at home:
About The Mixer
The Mixer is a new all-in-one drinkspiration destination, powered by Campari Group, to discover new ways to create sparkling and memorable moments with your loved ones through quality cocktail making at home. From delicious recipes with expert tips to trendy new serves and ideas, The Mixer encourages connectivity and good times, whether you’re new to hosting or a cocktail pro. For cocktail recipes and advice, please visit https://www.themixer.com/en-