Tuesday is Mardi Gras! This upcoming Fat Tuesday, celebrate with a New Orleans cocktail!
Sazerac ~ Not only is this the official cocktail of New Orleans, it’s officially my favorite cocktail! I can 100% vouch for this recipe, because I drank the Sazerac that is in Savvy Housekeeping’s photo.
Vieux Carre ~ Named after the city’s French Quarter, this cocktail is sophisticated with quite a kick. I would call this New Orleans’ second official cocktail.
Brandy Crusta ~ This cocktail was invented in 1852 at a New Orleans bar and is the granddaddy of the Sidecar. Jamie Boudreau shares the classic recipe.
Hurricane ~ Though this drink has changed over time to become a syrupy concoction associated with drunken revelry on Bourbon Street, the original drink is a lot simpler. Rumdood has a recipe worthy of Mardi Gras.
The Lagniappe ~ 12 Bottle Bar came up with this new take on Mardi Gras with rye, blackberry syrup, and a little Tabasco. I’m intrigued.