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Classic NoLa Cocktails To Kick Off Mardi Gras

Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 07:02 AM - Posted by Megan - (2) comments

It’s Mardi Gras time! And there’s no better way to start off the debaucherous, pre-Lenten festival than with a traditional Fat Tuesday cocktail. To celebrate like a true New Orleanian, check out this clip of one of the Big Easy’s best drink slingers showing me how to mix things up N’awlins-style.

Shake up your Mardi Gras celebration with these classic libations from the world-famous Sazerac Bar and let the good times roll. Or, as they say in New Orleans — laissez les bons temps rouler
Sazerac Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3-4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Herbsaint, enough to coat your glass
  • Lemon twist for garnish
    Combine first three ingredients in a tumbler while chilling a second tumbler. Remove ice from the second tumbler and coat glass with Herbsaint. Stir first three ingredients with ice and strain into Herbsaint-coated glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
    Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3-4 dashes orange flower water
  • Splash of club soda
    Combine all ingredients, except club soda, in a Boston shaker. Shake vigorously with ice until egg is completely emulsified. Strain into a highball glass and top with splash of club soda.


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