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French Quarter 75

French Quarter 75

French Quarter 75

A Mardi Gras twist on the classic French 75

Mardi Gras has been celebrated in New Orleans since the explorer Iberville first set foot here on Mardi Gras Day 1699. In French colonial days, wealthy members of Creole society threw lavish Mardi Gras balls from Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) to Fat Tuesday Eve. In 1857, the first parade rolled through the city streets, courtesy of the Mistick Krewe of Comus. And in 1872, Rex, the king of Mardi Gras made his debut. Today, hundreds of Mardi Gras clubs (krewes) host grand balls and dozens of parades. Today is the grand finale of the season. The drinks are strong & the costumes are elaborate… it’s the best day of the year in our fair city! 💜💚💛

French Quarter 75
@the.sauceress
Makes one cocktail
• 1.5 oz Empress 1908 Gin
• .5 oz El Guapo® Cajun Grenadine
• .5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
• 4 oz Prosecco (or bubbles of your choice)
• Lime wheels & edible gold shimmer dust, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except Prosecco in a mixing glass. Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top off with 4 oz of very cold Prosecco. Garnish with a lime wheel dipped in edible gold shimmer dust. Serve immediately!

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