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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.


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.

sazerac cocktail with a lemon twist

Absinthe Frappe

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



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


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.


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.