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