Vieux Carré – A Crescent City Cocktail for Mardi Gras

What is it about New Orleans cocktails that they are all so inherently potent? Of the three you’d normally associate with the city, Sazerac, Vieux Carré, and Hurricane, only the Hurricane gets ‘watered down’ with any fruit juice. The other two are just straight up combinations of booze. This week I’m skipping over Valentine’s DayContinue reading “Vieux Carré – A Crescent City Cocktail for Mardi Gras”

A Mardi Gras Cocktail: The Sazerac

Looking for a Mardi Gras cocktail that isn’t a Hurricane?  Try a Sazerac instead.  In my opinion, the Sazerac is New Orleans.  Not only was it invented there but it’s also the Crescent City’s official cocktail.  The Sazerac also has some distinctive New Orleans ingredients, Peychaud’s bitters and Herbsaint, which really make it a drinkContinue reading “A Mardi Gras Cocktail: The Sazerac”