Mardi Gras Flasher

Everyone loves a Mardi Gras Flasher especially after she’s had a few of these cocktails 😉

Mardi Gras Flasher Ingredients

  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 6 oz Ginger Ale
  • 1 tsp Grenadine Syrup

Mardi Gras Flasher Directions

  1. add ice to a highball glass
  2. stir ingredients together in a highball glass/li>
  3. splash grenadine for color

Non Sequitur

Since the 1870s, many objects have been tossed from floats, including the collectible aluminum doubloons, plastic cups, candy and Frisbees. But in the 1880s, Rex krewe began throwing inexpensive glass beads on strings to parade goers. Koerner writes that the first to toss beads was a man dressed as Santa Claus.

Today, beads are by far the most popular Mardi Gras parade throws. They’re sold year round as a symbol of New Orleans’ French Quarter, where Mardi Gras reaches its most raucous heights. In other parts of the city, parades are festive family events and balls are lavish and elegant, but on Bourbon Street (which isn’t actually part of the parade route due to its narrowness), Mardi Gras is one big, drunken party. This is where the practice of bartering for beads started, with girls screaming, “Throw me something, mister!” while baring their breasts in exchange for beads

Read more: History of Mardi Gras Beads |

What you’ll need to make Mardi Gras Flasher Cocktail

  • Dark Rum
  • Ginger Ale
  • Grenadine Syrup

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