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Big Easy Martini

A unique martini that features a blend of mango and pepper vodkas. Perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration.

Big Easy Martini

Since Mardi Gras is approaching, I like to get out my beads, put some Jazz music on and try a few New Orleans-themed recipes. Last month I made Mardi Gras Monkey Bread-Yum!

And last week I tried these Big Easy Martinis from a recipe in Louisiana Cookin’. If you are a fan of Cajun and Creole cooking, you need a subscription for this magazine. I’ve found so many good recipes in it.

Big Easy Martini

This Big Easy Martini is a combination of mango vodka, pepper vodka, sweet and sour mix, and simple syrup. What mango has to do with New Orleans, I’m not sure. It tastes good, so I’m not complaining. The pepper vodka definitely fits in with the Big Easy theme.

The taste of this martini is a little unusual at first. Your taste buds first reaction will probably be…hmmm, I’ve never tasted a flavor combination like this. But like any cocktail, it gets better and better with each sip. Midway through my second one I was really loving it. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re throwing a Mardi Gras party and you want another drink to serve besides Hurricanes, give these Big Easy Martinis a try. They’ll definitely be a conversation starter.

Big Easy Martini

Big Easy Martini

Big Easy Martini

A unique martini that features a blend of mango and pepper vodkas. Perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups mango vodka, chilled
  • 1/3 cup pepper vodka, chilled
  • 1/3 cup sweet and sour mix, chilled
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup, chilled
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • water for dipping rims and colored sugars, optional
  • maraschino cherries, optional


  • Stir vodkas, sweet and sour mix, simple syrup, and lime juice together in a pitcher.
  • Dip rims of glasses in water and then in sugar.
  • Pour martini mixture into glasses and garnish with cherries.
  • To make simple syrup: Bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil in a small saucepan Reduce heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate.


Calories: 168kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Southern

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13 thoughts on “Big Easy Martini”

  1. I love how colorful and festive these pictures are Christin! The drink sounds awesome and super fun for Mardis Gras ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily

    Very professional and festive looking cocktail Christin! Love the colors:)

  3. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    Love the Mardi Gras decor! I could totally do this martini. I’m not into vodka mainly, but who could resist mango flavoured vodka?!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      The pepper vodka definitely has an interesting taste. Hope you are having a great weekend Marcie!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    How adorable are your purple and green sugared glass rims! You are too cute! I love anything with mango and vodka, so sign me up!

    I’ve been checking out your “Latest Pins” on your side bar and I think I just need to follow you! We seem to both love travel and food! lol! But I also have an obscene number of book and bookstore pins. Nerdy.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I’m a total pinterest addict Lindsey! I’m so tired of winter that I’ve been pinning lots of pictures of Jamaica ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    How fun and festive is this cocktail? I love it! Great color and sounds amazing!

  6. DessertForTwo

    You and I need to celebrate Mardi Gras together! I have a couple Mardi Gras recipes scheduled for next week. I hope you keep posting Mardi Gras recipes, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Yes we do need to celebrate Mardi Gras together ๐Ÿ™‚
      Can’t wait to see your Mardi Gras recipes. I’m already in love with your mini bananas foster cakes.

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