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Mardis Gras Cocktails?

alkapal Mar 2, 2011 05:46 AM

Are there any New Orleans specialty cocktails for Mardis Gras? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769372#6347041

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


  1. Monch Mar 2, 2011 06:02 AM

    I like Mr. Taggart's list: http://www.gumbopages.com/food/bevera...

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    1. re: Monch
      alkapal Mar 2, 2011 06:09 AM

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

      1. re: Monch
        JMF Mar 6, 2011 08:29 AM

        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. EvergreenDan Mar 2, 2011 02:23 PM

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

        1. alkapal Mar 3, 2011 02:32 AM

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

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            hazelhurst Mar 3, 2011 05:03 AM

            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
              alkapal Mar 3, 2011 08:47 AM

              brandy alexander? i do like that drink!

            2. Passadumkeg Mar 3, 2011 08:53 AM

              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!

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                hamboney Mar 4, 2011 04:43 PM

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

                1. JMF Mar 6, 2011 08:23 AM

                  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
                    Jenny Ondioline Mar 6, 2011 08:42 AM

                    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: Jenny Ondioline
                      JMF Mar 6, 2011 11:12 AM

                      Bud? Not even Abita?

                      1. re: JMF
                        Jenny Ondioline Mar 6, 2011 12:25 PM

                        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: Jenny Ondioline
                          Passadumkeg Mar 6, 2011 01:47 PM

                          Not Jax?

                          1. re: Passadumkeg
                            Jenny Ondioline Mar 6, 2011 02:51 PM

                            Do they even still make Jax? Much less Fabacher!

                      2. re: Jenny Ondioline
                        okra Mar 9, 2011 05:32 AM

                        Richard's Club, Lawtell


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