Carnival celebrations have been going on all over the United States and around the world for the past month. The Grand Daddy of them all in the states occurs this coming Tuesday, February 21st, in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. For those of you who are not going to New Orleans but would still like to celebrate, you can easily do so at home. All you need is some colorful decorations (preferably green, gold and purple ones), some great appetizers and drinks and a few friends.
If you serve alcohol, I have two suggestions for green cocktails. The first is a Pear Vodka Martini, and the second is a Green Apple Martini. Both are crisp and fruity.
For larger parties this green punch recipe would be perfect. It's made with white cranberry juice, Reising wine and Apple Pucker.
These green cocktails work well for St Patricks day celebrations too which is right around the corner. 2012 seems to be flying by at lightening speed!