Let the good times roll this Fat Tuesday and celebrate with cannabis! Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the culmination of a two-week party before fasting for the season of lent. Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with these colorful cannabis-infused ideas.
Make Mardi Gras Masks
Use those giant shade leaves you’ve trimmed off to add some flair to your Mardi Gras masks! Generally, Mardi Gras masks are vibrant, showy, and utilize feathers and beads to make them a bold statement piece. You can find templates for the masks on Pinterest to craft your own using cardstock, paper straws (if you prefer to hold your mask versus wear it), or elastic string (if you’d like to keep it on your face). Use green, gold, and purple as your staple colors when decorating to keep the theme consistent. Then, wear your masks while you make king cake or beignets!
Cook Up Some Cannabis-Infused Cuisine
Mardi Gras food is rooted in Cajun and Creole culture, and now is part of New Orleans food traditions. Jambalaya, crawfish, po’boy sandwiches, dirty rice, and pancakes are some of the traditional dishes served at Mardi Gras. For dessert, beignets and king cake rule supreme. This recipe for beignets is a replica of the famous treats served at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, and calls for a ganja icing drizzle! As always, you can use cannabutter (here’s our recipe) to enhance any of these where it calls for butter/margarine/oil.
Pair a Perfect Strain with Your Eats
Since Mardi Gras is a time to indulge, make sure to treat yourself to some extra special strains that pair well with your Fat Tuesday foods. With your spicy foods like jambalaya, you’ll want an earthy or pine-tasting strain like any diesel. Ghost Train Haze is also another one that goes well with spicy cuisine. To pair with your desserts like king cake or beignets — go with something that tastes candy-like or citrusy, for example Fruity Pebbles. Remember, Mardi Gras foods are decadent and rich — so you’ll want a good indica strain on hand to settle in with after your meal.
Enjoy your Fat Tuesday celebration and be sure to Contact Canna Business Services for your consultation needs to help grow your cannabis business.