Beignets are amazing in their simplicity. Warm, doughy pastries with flaky insides and a generous dusting of powdered sugar, it is almost impossible to eat only one.
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6. Mardi Gras Masquerade Sugar Cookies
These cookies are super easy. Simple sugar cookies are shapes with cutters, bakes, then dusted with colorful sugar sprinkles. Perfect for a party or made for the family, they are incredibly festive.
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7. Classic New Orleans Hurricane
Another New Orleans specific recipe, the Hurricane was created in a tavern in the French Quarter. This homemade version, filled with rum, passion fruit juice, and a few more ingredients pays some serious homage to its very proud origins.
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8. Non-Alcoholic Mardi Gras Punch
Every celebration needs a good, non-alcoholic punch, even a Mardi Gras one. A bit of Sprite, some grape soda, pineapple juice, and sliced lemons create a punch that is delicious, festive, and perfect for the entire family.
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