Throw Me Something, Mister Cocktail

I'm pretty certain that a Fat Tuesday fete without a cocktail is, in fact, NO Fat Tuesday fete.  Which is precisely the reason Mother, Sister and I created our very own signature Mardi Gras cocktail last weekend.  (Those of you that know Sister will not find it surprising that what truly happened was that she busied herself tasting and naming the cocktail while Mother and I measured, mixed, squeezed, stirred and then cleaned up from said mixology session.  Semantics, right?)

Anyhoo, Mother received rave reviews on it at her Mardi Gras affairs this weekend and, I must admit, it is some of our best work.

Throw Me Something, Mister Cocktail
4 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. amaretto
4 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
Juice of 1 – 1 1/2 limes
Ginger ale to taste
- Rim glasses with tinted sugar (more on that here) and fill half way with crushed ice.
- Mix vodka, amaretto, juices and extract.  Divide between two to three prepared glasses, depending on how strong you like them and how big your glasses are.
- Add ginger ale to taste.

* I estimate we had 4 oz. of the mixture in each glass and then another 2 oz. of ginger ale and they were perfect!!
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Cheers, y'all!

PS. THANK YOU for your support of our Chili & Beer Tasting party in the Party Party Contest.  We took THIRD PLACE!!  And our April Fools Day Dinner received the "Most Fun" Award.


  1. Oooh I have to try this. How cute are you, your mom & sister getting together to find a new Mardi Gras cocktail? I bet you're a fun crowd!

  2. Sounds delish! After being woken up 3 times during the night by a certain fluffball, I think I could drink one of those right now at 8:23 in the morning!!!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  3. Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! Cheers!

  4. Well, it's not even 8AM here in Chicago, with a dusting of snow on the groung - ugh, but I would ditch my coffee for Mr. Cocktail! I really need to get my mixology on! Enjoy your Fat Tuesday!

  5. Darling,I served your cocktail magic at a Mardi Gras party that Daddy-O and I attended, and the ladies loved it!

  6. Oh sounds so good!! Let the good times roll...

  7. I just might have to try this one...I love your sugar-rimmed glass in the appropriate colors! Happy Fat Tuesday!

  8. This looks so yummy. I can't wait to try it!

  9. Can sister still walk straight after all that "tasting"? Cute post! xo Diana

  10. MMMM, sounds GOOD! Thanks for the recipe! XO, Pinky


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