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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

Thanks!

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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.
        http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cockt...

        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!