Mardi Gras Mambo Cocktail Recipe

Mardi Gras Mambo Cocktail Recipe
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Mardi Gras Mambo Cocktail
Chris Hannah

Mardi Gras Mambo Cocktail

Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with this festive cocktail, served at Arnaud's French 75 Bar in New Orleans. The garnish is a King Cake Baby, which is a NOLA tradition.

Ingredients

For the blackberry condensed milk:

  • One 8-ounce can of condensed milk
  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 8 blackberries

For the cocktail:

  • 1 ½ ounces Cabana Cachaça
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ agave nectar
  • ½ ounce blackberry condensed milk
  • Crushed ice
  • Dash of Peychaud's Bitters
  • King Cake Baby, for garnish

Directions

For the blackberry condensed milk:

Pour the condensed milk and whole milk into a pan, add blackberries and muddle. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Strain and cool.

For the cocktail:

Shake the first four ingredients together in a shaker and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Top with a dash of Peychaud's Bitters, and garnish with a King Cake baby.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.