Masks, beads and sequins in colorful colors of purple and green characteristically pull together the look and feel of Mardi Gras otherwise known as “Fat Tuesday”. This day inspires celebrations around the country and in many areas of the world. Revelers unite by donning costumes with feathered and sequined masks and take to the streets and bars for fun and frolicking good times.

The ideal Mardi Gras celebration might take place in the streets of New Orleans with authentic parades, beads and King Cakes. Take a look at these Easy King Cake Knots for a little dessert inspiration! But everyone can whip up a Bourbon Street style Mardi Gras party with the bare necessities. Beads are an essential, but the real question is – How many beads are necessary? Cosmo Confidential asked and ladies answered, so you can get a rough estimate of how many case loads will come in handy for your Mardi Gras celebration.

Don’t forget tasty drinks! Cocktails by the gallon are a must when masses gather. Make certain to have plenty of liquid libations in delicious flavors for those who imbibe in spiked concoctions and for those who prefer Mocktails of the non-alcoholic variety as well.

Speaking of how many beads you’ll need for your celebration; let’s talk about how many Beaded Lady’s you might want instead.

Beaded Lady Drink Recipe

Beaded Lady Mardi Gras drink with SKYY Vodka, Gin, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Bitters, Soda Water
Beaded Lady – Recipe and Photo courtesy representatives of SKYY Vodka

Beaded Lady

1 ounce SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit

1/2 ounce Gin

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

2 ounces Pineapple Juice

Dash of Bitters

Soda Water

Pineapple Slice Garnish

Place gin, triple sec and juices in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a pilsner glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and dash of bitters. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Beaded Lady drink recipe and photo supplied by representatives of SKYY Vodka.

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