It's time to break out all the essential cocktails you'll need to get the Mardi Gras party started. While many flock to New Orleans each year to celebrate Fat Tuesday in full force, don't let that stop you from having your own party at home. From rum to bourbon, expand your palette, and serve up these nine New Orleans bevvys (aka cocktails) to join in on this Southern festivity.
9 Southern Cocktails That Capture the Mardi Gras Spirit
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