ROLLIN’ OUT NOW: Check out these must-try Mardi Gras inspired drinks in Mobile

Cain Raiser Society letting the good times roll in downtown 2021 parade. (City of Mobile)

Get excited to hear “Hey mister, throw me some beads!” throughout the streets of Downtown Mobile for the next month, as the birthplace of Mardi Gras takes on a three-century year old tradition. So, what can people look forward to doing while waiting between parades? Follow along for all the details filled with cocktails, beer and some non-alcoholic options, too.

1. POST Crafted Cocktails & Wine Bar

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Grab this cocktail in the cutest glass! (POST/ Instagram)
  • What to Order? CAIN YOU FEEL IT
  • What’s in it? Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, cinnamon syrup and half & half
  • Location: 571 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4PM-12AM | Friday & Saturday, 2PM-2AM

2. Vandal’s Street Kitchen

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Do it like Vandal’s Street Kitchen and “Just Bead it!” (Vandal’s Street Kitchen/ Instagram)
  • What to Order? JUST BEAD IT 
  • What’s in it? Bailey’s Irish Cream, Rumchata, Whipped Vodka, splash of Fireball, half & half topped with Ube flavored syrup and green & gold sprinkles
  • Location: 6601 Airport Blvd. Ste. C, Mobile, AL, United States, 36608
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM | Friday, 11AM-12AM | Sunday, 11AM-9PM

3. Moe’s Original BBQ

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This chilled Bushwacker is the perfect drink for Mardi Gras season. (Bienville Bites Food Tour / Facebook)

4. Brick & Spoon

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Sippin’ a King Cake Martini at brunch is the perfect pre-game cocktail. (Brick & Spoon/ Facebook)

5. Braided River Brewing

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Not a big cocktail fan? No worries, we got that covered too. (Braided River Brewing Co. / Instagram)
  • What to Order? Lil’ King Cake Baby
  • What is it? Blonde Ale with lactose and spices that are brewed with actual king cakes.
  • Where? 420 St. Louis Street, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3:30PM-9PM | Friday, 2:30PM-10PM | Saturday, 12PM-10PM | Sunday, 12PM-7PM

Non-Alcoholic options are a must-try, too!

Don’t remember what you drank last night or simply need a little caffeine to get through the day? Don’t worry, Mobile has plenty of non-alcoholic Mardi Gras themed drinks as well.

As a coffee addict, Mardi Gras is my favorite season of the year when it comes to getting my morning fix. If you have taste, then you know that cinnamon is the superior ingredient to perfecting any cup of coffee. Check out some of these local coffee shops that are bringing Mardi Gras drinks to a whole new level.

1. Yellowhammer Coffee

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Need a pick-me-up after bar crawling last night? Yellowhammer has the perfect solution. (Yellowhammer/ Instagram)

2. Java Hut

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Didn’t get enough Moonpies thrown at you? Java Hut has the next best thing. (Java Hut / Instagram)
  • What to Order? MOONPIE LATTE
  • What’s in it? Vanilla, white chocolate, brown sugar and cinnamon syrups topped with a fudge flavored cold foam
  • Where? 6343 Airport Blvd. Mobile, AL 36608
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 6AM-6PM | Sunday, 7AM-5PM

3. Soul Caffeine

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In the downtown area? Stop by and try a king cake latte or other items on the Mardi Gras menu! (Soul Caffeine / Instagram)

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Ensley Lawrence
Ensley Lawrence
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