Cocktail recipes to make to celebrate Mardi Gras & UFC Vegas 19

Cocktail recipes to make to celebrate Mardi Gras & UFC Vegas 19.

Mardi Gras won’t be the same this year with COVID-19 still thriving but there are lots of at-home ways to celebrate … including a fancy mixed drink. The Carnival celebration falls on the same week as UFC Vegas 19: Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis which gives us a double reason to get our drink on.

Check out a few recipes inspired by New Orleans and UFC Vegas 19.

Please drink responsibly!

Spiced Hurricane

Created by Sam Kiley

2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum infused with hibiscus*
.75 part fresh lime juice
.75 part Fassionola**

Directions: Stir ingredients with crushed ice for 60 seconds and pour in a tall glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with an inverted parasol and enjoy!

*For Sailor Jerry infusion – Infuse 8 parts of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with 2 parts of dried hibiscus flowers for 15 mins.

**For Fassionola – Add together 4 parts of passion fruit

Té Recuerdo Mezcal

By Gibran Gonzalez

1.5oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven

3oz black tea

1oz peach juice / nectar

.5oz lime juice

.5oz simple syrup

Club soda

Directions: Shake all the ingredients except for the club soda over ice, strain and serve into a highball glass with fresh ice, top off with a dash of club soda, and garnish with a slice of peach and a slice of lime.


Vodka Elderflower Tonic

1.5 oz Castle & Key Sacred Spring Vodka

0.5 oz Jack Rudy Elderflower Tonic Syrup

3 oz Soda Water

Directions: Add ingredients to a glass with ice. Stir, and garnish with a lemon peel or edible flower.


2 oz Croft Pink

3 Lime Wedges

0.5oz Simple Syrup

Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries

Directions: Place the lime, the red fruits and the syrup in the glass. Muddle and add crushed ice before pouring croft pink to top.

Carrie’s Goodbye

Created by Stefan Huebner

1 1/2 parts Reyka Vodka
1/2 part razzmataz
3/4 part lemon juice
3/4  part simple syrup
3 parts club soda

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker except soda. Shake, strain, top soda, garnish with a strawberry or raspberry and serve.

5 Acres

Created by Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Gillian Murphy

1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 part Dry Vermouth
1 part Ruby Port
2 Dash Aromatic Bitters
2 Dash Chocolate Bitter
Garnish Orange Twist and Cherry

Directions: Add all ingredients into a chilled stirring glass, add ice and stir until chilled. Pour contents into a cocktail glass and zest with orange and garnish with cherry.

Fronds with Benefits

Created by Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador Anna Mains

1.5 parts Monkey Shoulder
.5 parts green tea syrup
.5 parts pineapple juice
3 parts coconut water

Directions: Shake, strain over ice in Collins glass. Garnish with pineapple fronds.

Chambord Royale

1/3 oz. Chambord Liqueur

Sparkling wine of choice

1 Raspberry

Directions: Pour Chambord into flute glass, top with sparkling wine, finish with a raspberry garnish.

Endless Summer

Created by Aisha Sharpe

1.5 parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Chardonnay
8-10 seedless red grapes
.75 part Lemon juice
.75 part Simple syrup

Directions: Place 8-10 seedless red grapes into the Collins glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a few whole grapes.

Port Lemonade

0.5oz Fonseca BIN 27

1.5oz Vodka Citron

2oz Lemonade

Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all ingredients and stir well.

UFC Vegas 19 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.