If you’re planning on having Mardi Gras drinks in the Big Easy (if?), make sure you include these classic New Orleans cocktails. Responsibly, of course.
This deceptively refreshing cocktail contains a potent mix of fruit juices and two kinds of rum. Serve in hurricane glasses and you’ll be ready to weather any storm. Careful, though. It goes down easy but packs a serious punch.
Named for New Orlean’s historic French Quarter, this cognac, rye, bitters, Benectine, and sweet vermouth sipper was created by a bartender in the Hotel Monteleone. Just ask for a “VOO ka-RAY.”
When Henry C. Ramos shook up your standard gin fizz with the addition of orange flower water and egg whites, he invented a frothy drink that’s become a beloved New Orleans tradition.
To drink a Sazerac is to take a sip of history. Invented in New Orleans in the 19th century, it contains anise-flavored liqueur, bitters, rye whiskey, and a touch of sweetness.
Yes, this gin cocktail was born in a London bar, but it moved to New Orleans and became the toast of the town.