Good Times and Good Drinks For Mardi Gras October 10 2013

This year, Mardi Gras falls on the 21st of February.  The day, also known as Fat Tuesday, culminates with plenty of food, drink and celebration to kick off the fasting that comes with the Lenten season. Every self-respecting king of merrymaking knows that Mardi Gras just wouldn't be the same without gaudy strings of beads to toss about and darn good drinks to toss back. We say, forget about the beads and focus on the drinks! Enjoying liquid refreshments and taking in the female scenery, those are the main gifts for men during the Mardi Gras season. Whether you are in New Orleans, Galveston or at your own hometown shindig, can definitely help you get the party started with the latter by providing awesome barware for your libations – laissez the bonne temps rouler!


Just think of how many possibilities there are with a traditional shot glass, tequila shots, rum shots, vodka shots and more!  Able to hold 2-ounces of a guy’s preferred poison, these classic gifts for men are a staple for any home bar and the perfect way to start off a Mardi Gras party.  Plus, with an included personalization, you can have them custom scripted for the event.


For a contemporary vibe, serve up portions of alcohol in streamlined shooters. A tall salute of a shot glass, our personalized “Island” shot glass holds up to 2.5 ounces of liquor and is the perfect presentation for layered drinks and other chaotic concoctions. May we suggest a smaller but stouter version of a Bourbon Street favorite, the Hurricane? For the “Hurricane Shooter”, mix up ½ ounce each of dark run, light rum, passion fruit juice and orange juice, top off with a layer of grenadine.


Or, equally New Orleans-y, how about a “Beignet and Coffee Shooter” to keep the party hopping morning through night?!  You’ll feel transported to Café du Monde (except with a bigger buzz) with this unusual libation.  Place a bit of crumbled cake donut in the bottom of a highball glass or even one of our stemless wineglasses, top with coffee-flavored liquor (like Kahlua), a splash of coffee, a dollop of melted vanilla ice cream; repeat liquid layers once more and then top with whipped cream.  You’ll be talking about this one for a long time!