Chilly Boston is a long way from the Big Easy, but don't worry. There are ways celebrate here, too. Noir at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge is hosting a purple, green and gold themed party tonight at 7 p.m., complete with New-Orleans-inspired eats and drinks. Expect hurricanes, daiquiris and crustas. Venetian masks will also be available for purchase with proceeds going to Partners in Health and their efforts in Haiti. But if you're keen to stay in tonight, we've got you covered there, too.
This Hurricane recipe, courtesy of Noir, may be all you need to get in the Mardi Gras spirit.
1.5 oz dark rum
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 passion fruit juice
Shake and strain over ice, preferably into a hurricane glass. Sip, enjoy and pretend you're collecting beads in New Orleans.