10 Mardi Gras Drinks To Whip Up That Are Green, Purple, Gold, And Plenty Of Fun

Grab your beads and your feathery eye masks, because the holy day of Mardi Gras is upon us. While New Orleans has the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, you don't need to be there to have a proper purple, green, and gold rager. All you need are the right wardrobe essentials, flashy decorations, and most importantly, the right beverages. Because booze really is what can make or break a party. So here are some purple, green, and gold drinks to get your Mardi Gras party off to a jazzy start.

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Ginger Pumpkin Bourbon Fizz

Who says pumpkin is just an autumn flavor? As long as the snow keeps falling in buckets, your soul will appreciate the soothing power of pumpkin, especially when bourbon is included.

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"The Last Word" Cocktail

Because green drinks are more fun.

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Little Tickle Cocktail

Not only will this incredibly pretty drink look great with whatever you plan to wear, but it’ll also go down sweet and smooth.

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Grapefruit Sparkler

This cocktail from A Spicy Perspective has all the bubbles you need for a good time, and it looks like fancy bling in a glass.

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Melon Ball

As much of a classic in the adult beverage world as the screwdriver, and this one also has orange juice.

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Blueberry Bourbon Cooler

This cocktail includes blueberries, so you can easily justify drinking it by saying you need more antioxidants and vitamin C in your life.

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"The Champ" Bourbon Cocktail

Appropriately named for the bold and beautiful humans who choose to drink it.

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Basil Gimlet

The basil in this drink from Crepes of Wrath makes it taste so fresh that you won’t even notice how drunk you are until your head is being weighed down by all the beads people have thrown your way.

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Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Fancy enough to make for the Queen, delicious enough to make in pitcher-perfect large quantities, and boozy enough to make its consumers sing bad karaoke with jazz playing in the background.

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Twinkling Pear Cocktail

It tastes like it looks: refreshing, subtle, yet classy. You will want at least two additional refills.

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