Mardi Gras Daiquiri
Our Mardi Gras daiquiri gives you a New Orleans twist with the trio of colored rim sugars. Besides sparkle, there's the meaning each shade represents in your garnished glass rim: purple (justice), green (faith), and yellow or gold (power or wealth). Plus, this drink recipe is easy to make. Three ingredients - that's it!
Directions for garnishing your glass rim with three colored cocktail sugars:
Get a plate. Imagine the plate is a pie. Mentally divide the plate into three even slices of pie. Pour one colored sugar into each slice of the plate's "pie". Get two chilled glasses. Take one glass and moisten the glass rim with simple syrup (or even a watered down honey will work). Hold the glass rim facing down, to allow the excess syrup to drip off. Then, dip the glass rim into your plate of sugar. Move the glass gently, to make sure the sugar sticks to the rim. Lift the glass straight up, gently shaking off any excess sugar. Turn glass right side up and set glass aside. Repeat with second glass.
Directions for making your drink:
Combine rum, lime juice and the 1 oz of simple syrup in a shaker with filled with ice. Cover the shaker and shake until shaker is well chilled. Strain drink into chilled glasses and serve.
Want to learn how to rim a glass with cocktail sugar for your Mardi Gras daiquiri, New Orleans drinks or any martini glass? Check out our easy to follow recipe tutorial. Want to serve this as a blended or frozen daiquiri, rather than serve it on the rocks? Add all liquids into a blender, along with 1 cup of crushed ice. Blend on high until blended to desired consistency, then pour into sugar rimmed glasses and serve.