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The Southern Bloody Mary with a ZING

Mardi Gras bloody mary bar cart

Mardi Gras bloody mary bar cart
So far, I’ve covered what shoes to wear, what purse to pack and why you should be eating King Cake for breakfast, but today, let me tell you what you should be drinking for Mardi Gras with a traditional southern Bloody Mary recipe! Haute Off the Rack and I have tested and approved it as well as styled our fancy Mardi Gras bar cart with festive Mardi Gras cups to get you equipped with the right ingredients and best drinkware!

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Mardi Gras bloody mary bar cart

Mardi Gras bloody mary

Mardi Gras drinkware

Mardi Gras cocktail

Mardi Gras Bar Cart

Mardi Gras Bar Cart

Mardi Gras Bar Cart

Mardi Gras Bloody Mary Bar

Mardi Gras Bloody Mary Bar

Mardi Gras party cups

gold bar cart via Target
Let the Good Times Roll baseball tee c/o Simply Chic

I’m on the King Cake Diet tee c/o The Elizabeth Chronicles (on Jenn)

similar black sequin leggings / similar

Mardi Gras cups and mimosa glasses c/o White Elephant Designs

Black Vintage Nikes via J.Crew

Kendra Scott Aussie Open ring c/o

Kendra Scott Abra ring c/o 

Kendra Scott Val stackable ring set c/o

Kendra Scott Hannah bracelet c/o

Kendra Scott Andy bracelet c/o

Kendra Scott Isla necklace c/o

Nonna Randazzo’s King Cake!

Mardi Gras cookies / contact [email protected] to order

aviator sunglasses c/o zeroUV

photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

New Orleans 2015 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

FYI, we totally saved this for a Friday post before you head off into your weekend in case you’re planning on brunching or needed to gather Mardi Gras essentials before next weekend. 

If you’ve been following along with APoL, you know I’m no whiz around the kitchen, so I like my drink recipes like I like my food recipes – with as few ingredients as possible. And on parade day, chances are that you’re not going to have a ton of time or resources to get all of your ingredients together to make a homemade Bloody Mary. You’ll need something quick, preferably in a bottle ready to pour which is why going with a mix is a always a good idea. My personal favorite when it comes to Bloody Mary mixes is Zing Zang, and I love mine spicy!

I’m not going to get into measurements, because when it comes to cocktails, I never measure… I eyeball it. “Eh, looks about right.” Pick your vodka of choice (always, always Goose or Ketel One for this girl), give it a good pour, and then top it off with Zing Zang mix. I normally like to pour mine into another cup and then back in my original cup to make sure everything mixes. 

One of the best part of the Bloody Mary is eating the ingredients you stick in it! My favorite ingredients to add in are olives, okra, pickles, bacon, shrimp – get crazy with it if you can. It’s like a meal down here for most people in the South. I also love Bloody Mary’s with celery salt too, but like I said, if you don’t have all of the proper ingredients on hand – Zing Zang it!

ps. See Monday’s King Cake for Breakfast post, the Mardi Gras Footwear post, and Mardi Gras handbag post for more carnival inspired ideas!

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  • Reply Whitney Campeau

    That bloody mary seriously sounds SO good right about now!

    February 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Sounds so good!

    February 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Harper

    I follow you on Instagram and I absolutely adore your blog! Just started following on Bloglovin as well. I'd love a follow back if you have the chance 🙂

    February 8, 2015 at 4:46 am
  • Reply Ria

    Looks like so much fun!

    February 9, 2015 at 11:18 pm
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