New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

The Lagniappe by 12 Bottle Bar

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.

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