Celebrate Fat Tuesday with This Mardi Gras Spread

Last Updated February 09, 2016

Bring the taste of Mardi Gras celebrations home with these signature New Orleans recipes. Start off with a Carnival Punch (or Milk Punch if you don't have King Cake syrup) followed by Crawfish Bread made with homemade bread dough (trust us, it's worth it!), a vegetarian rendition of Gumbo Z’herbes loaded with greens and everyone's must-have dessert when in NOLA: pralines. Edible New Orleans infuses them with chicory coffee.

Carnival Punch

The Cocktail & Sons King Cake Syrup is a Mardi Gras treat, mirroring traditional King Cake flavors with its toasted cassia bark, nutty pecan extract, raw Louisiana sugar and a little bit of oleo...

Milk Punch

Milk Punch gets a lot of respect because the thick milk coats a tummy that may be suffering the pains of abuse from the night before. But the truth is, it’s damn good and it feels special and...

Crawfish Bread

Not long after Jazz Fest is over, I start to crave the crawfish bread again. The homemade bread dough certainly makes this special and is worth the extra time, even if it does look a bit more rustic...

Gumbo Z’Herbes

Gumbo Z’Herbes
This is a vegetarian rendition of gumbo z’herbes, in honor of Gladys, who doesn’t eat a lot of meat. You will need between 7 and 11 of the greens listed under the ingredients.

Café au Lait Pralines

Who doesn’t feel like royalty when presented with the gift of a pile of pralines? These get a little bitterness to offset the sweetness with the addition of chicory coffee, which we infuse into the...