5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re searching for something classic to mix up today, try one of these delicious New Orleans-born cocktails.

Sazerac

The enduring mix of rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and an absinthe rinse was created by Peychaud himself at the Sazerac Coffee House.

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Absinthe Frappe

Once a popular breakfast-time drink, this simple cocktail starring the ‘green fairy’ is a cool and crisp New Orleans original.

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Hurricane

If you’ve only had super sweet interpretations of this classic, try the simple yet delicious three ingredient original recipe!

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Vieux Carré

A Manhattan-like mix of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, and bitters, this New Orleans classic is the signature cocktail of the famous Carousel Bar.

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Ramos Gin Fizz

Gin, citrus, cream, sugar, and exotic orange blossom water are shaken and topped with soda water for a refreshing yet creamy cocktail that’s perfect afternoon or evening.

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