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Red Lobster Is Serving a Mardi Gras Cocktail & We're Just as Pleasantly Surprised as You Are

You've never had a cocktail quite like this one before.

Red Lobster is known for its famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits and, of course, lobster. However, the seafood chain has also recently begun sprucing up its drink menu with limited-edition cocktail offerings. This month, you can swing by Red Lobster for happy hour or dinner and try its unique spin on the classic piña colada.

In honor of Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Red Lobster is shaking up a New Orleans-inspired cocktail called the French Quarter Colada to help celebrate the holiday. The cocktail will have a pinkish-purple tint and will feature a mixture of sweet and tangy flavors.

A green rock candy stick will garnish the festive beverage and golden sugar crystals will adorn the rim of the glass. Red Lobster's French Quarter Colada will truly have all of the traditional Mardi Gras colors. The drink itself will be made with Bacardí Superior rum, Malibu coconut rum, Red Lobster's piña colada mix, desert pear syrup, and margarita sour mix.

The cocktail will begin rolling out nationwide today and will be available until Sunday, March 1. Be sure to check with your local Red Lobster for availability. You can even get a mocktail of the French Quarter Colada if you're taking some time away from alcohol or otherwise don't drink it.

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This isn't the only fun cocktail Red Lobster has rolled out. Last month, the seafood chain offered a bloody Mary that was crowned with a lobster claw and Cheddar Bay Biscuit to boot. The drink also comprised Tito's vodka, jumbo shrimp, a green olive, a lime wedge, and a savory spicy chipotle BBQ seasoning around the rim. It truly was a drink and appetizer, all-in-one.

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So, this month why not ditch your go-to, classic cocktail order and, instead, branch out and try something totally new, like Red Lobster's French Quarter Colada? Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with a cocktail that's fit for a king (and queen).

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more