There might be snow on the ground, but we’re getting into the spirit of the Deep South by prepping our carnival masks for Mardi Gras!
Southern Comfort is hosting its very own New Orleans-inspired Mardi Gras on 18 February – and you can win exclusive tickets via Facebook. Just check out brand ambassador Sophie Ellis-Bextor, top left, in her blues-y themed photoshoot for Southern Comfort.
US celebs like Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, both middle left, Harry Connick Jr and James Gandolfini have all appeared at New Orleans Mardi Gras and we have very special memories of Ewan McGregor sporting eyeliner at Mardi Gras in Sydney…
Plus, True Blood, now sponsored by Southern Comfort, is set to welcome the vampire queen of Louisiana who, naturally, resides in New Orleans. (Yes, InStyle has had a sneaky peek at season two and, yes, it’s awesome and begins on FX on 26 Feb.)
If you can’t make it to New Orleans, enter to win tickets to the London event; or throw your own Mardi Gras at home with this cocktail recipe for a Bayou Fruit Cup, bottom left, from Big Easy Cocktails:
1. Fill a glass with cubed ice and pour in 30ml Southern Comfort. 2. Squeeze and drop in two lemon wedges. 3. Add 15ml Martini Rosso, a handful of seasonal berries and top with ginger beer. 4. Garnish with mint leaves.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood