I love these two wonderful old classic New Orlean cocktails…The glory that was the Sazerac and the grandeur that was Ramos gin fizz in the old days had people from far away dreaming about the city where these magnificient cocktails were made.
And rightly so…
Both of these cocktails are masterpieces and they are […]
Straight from New Orleans – here´s a different take on the Sazerac…
Created by a friend of mine, Geoffrey Wilson – celebrating Haiti’s influence on New Orleans culture at Loa in downtown New Orleans! it´s a Sazerac with Barbancourt rum instead of rye or cognac spiced up with cloves and Jerry Thomas bitters.
To me there`s nothing that tells me more that the spring and summer is on the way than fresh strawberries. Granted there´s some time left until the summer is here and the strawberries i see in the shops are imported but just seeing them is at least a promise…
The other day i saw […]
This little cocktail is a strong fella that could wake up the dead..
It`s a very much New Orlean cocktail…combining all that which sums up the unique ambiance of this one of a kind city.
Equal parts absinthe and vermouth paired with gin is what we have here in this old classic tipple which […]
Made in honor of Jackson Square, this cocktail with whiskey and fruit juices is a tasty libation indeed. It can be found in the book “Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix `em” by Stanley Clisby Arthur.
I can´t find any info on what year this cocktail was made and by whom and […]
A little bit of sour, a little bit of sweet, a little bit of strong and finally some weak..and no, its not a Planter`s Punch i`m making – its a Canal Street Daisy!
It takes its name from the famous Canal street which was made in the colonial era and divided the downriver older […]
Most of the cocktail folks are well aquainted with and knows the history of Peychaud`s bitters but i think its interesting enough to write about and for those who doesn`t know here it is in a short version:
We must go back to the 1793 when Antoine Amedèe Peychaud, a creole of a french […]
Sip and dream..
The mint julep isn`t original to New Orleans though, but imported from the southern states where it was developed. Nevertheless it has become a very important New Orleanian Cocktail.
Without doubt, a good Mint Julep is a true Southern pleasure. On the first saturday in may is the Kentucky Derby Day […]
Let`s go to New Orleans…and let´s go back in time…
If you are interested in the history and folklore attached to the great New Orleans hotels that have gone by the names Grunewald, Roosevelt, Fairmont – and once again, the Roosevelt – then this is the seminar for you. From the Cave and Blue […]
These are two gorgeous cocktails. The Herbsaint frappè is the Herbsaint signature cocktail and a frappè (fra-pay) is an iced drink where the outer of the glass is covered with a thin film of ice from the stirring. You fill the glass to the brim with cracked ice and pour in the liquid and stir […]