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Mardis Gras Cocktails?

Are there any New Orleans specialty cocktails for Mardis Gras? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7693...

I know about the Sazerac, but are there any others -- maybe even some of your own creation?

If you'd like, you may post here, or over on the Mardis Gras thread in Home Cooking. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769372


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    1. re: Monch

      thank you. i've also posted your link on the "mardis gras 2011" thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7693...

      1. re: Monch

        Chuck's list is great. I had a few of those cocktails with him at Tales of the Cocktail the past 3-4 years, sitting at the Carousel Bar at the Monteleone.

      2. For something creative, I might think of the Gunshop Fizz from Beta Cocktails because it uses a mindblowing amount of Peychaud's bitters.

        1. Here's a Satsuma Mojito from Donald Link's "Cochon." http://www.chow.com/galleries/90/mard...

          1. the Roffignac made a big comeback a few years ago...being rescued from virtual extinction..but I have not seen or heard anyone order one lately. there is also the New Orleans version of teh French 75, made with gin as they do at Antoine's. Be very careful with this one.

            Mardi Gras itself is always, for me associated with teh morning drinks of Bloodies, milk punches, Alexanders ..that line of country.

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            1. re: hazelhurst

              brandy alexander? i do like that drink!

            2. I was a member of a comparsa, the Gutter Rats, in the eastern Bolivia city of Santa Cruz. We existed pretty much on Pisco sours and Cuba Libres and beer. What a time that was!

              1. Hurricane, is that just an O'Brien's thing or a Fat Tuesday drink? Or, what aboot something with boubon...Bourbon Street?

                1. Any neon colored, highly alcoholic, super sweet concoction made with artificial ingredients and blended on ice into mush, then served in a day-glo plastic two foot tall tube with a straw, and called a 'daiquiri.' That and beer are what people drink at Mardi Gras.

                  Now if you want some fantastic cocktails that are specialties of New Orleans, that's another matter. Three that come to mind immediately are the Ramos Gin Fizz, The Vieux Carre, and of course the official City of New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac.

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                  1. re: JMF

                    Those may be what people drink at Mardi Gras in New Orleans--an event which for decades has just been an excuse for frat boys to urinate in public--but head out west to a REAL Mardi Gras celebration in Lafayette, Eunice, or Mamou and you won't find anything of the sort.

                    Frankly, all you'll find people drinking there are occasional cans of Bud to wash down the boudin.

                      1. re: JMF

                        Sadly, no. *Maybe* Miller.

                        Proper Cajun-country Mardi Gras actually isn't that boozy, in my experience. More of a family/community event. In the smaller towns, people look at you funny if you're at their parade and they've never seen you before.

                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                            Do they even still make Jax? Much less Fabacher!