4 Classic Mardi Gras Cocktails and Recipes

Mardi Gras is more then boas and beads, masks and music. Billie Keithley, Distillery’s Liquid Chef, has crafted up some of the signature cocktails straight from NOLA.  Kick off the Carnival season in good taste and flavor.

The Hurricane is said to be created at Pat O’Brian’s, straight from the source…Bourbon Street, NOLA. The Sazerac, one of the most classic and the Vieux Carre, created at the infamous Carousel Bar in Hotel Monteleone by Walter Bergeron of NOLA. Check out the recipes below, perfect for your Mardi Gras festivities.


New Orleans, NOLA, Cocktails, Mardi Gras, Hurricane

2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum
1oz lemon juice
1oz Fassionola (passion fruit syrup)*
Garnish: citrus, cherry, umbrella
Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve over ice.


New Orleans, NOLA, Cocktails, Mardi Gras, Sazerac

2oz Breckenridge Distillers High Proof
1 bar spoon of raw simple
3 dashes of Peychauds Bitters
Spritz of Absinthe
Lemon zest
Stir top 3 ingredients with ice. Strain into a very chilled coupe glass spritzed with Absinthe. Add the zest of lemon peel.


Vieux Carre, New Orleans, NOLA, Mardi Gras, cocktails
Vieux Carre
1oz Breckenridge Bourbon
1oz Cognac
1oz Antica Carano
1 bar spoon Benedictine
2 dash Peychauds
1 dash Angostura
Lemon zest
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain over ice. Add zest of lemon peel.


New Orleans, NOLA, Cocktails, Mardi Gras, ramos gin fizz
Ramos Gin Fizz
2oz Breckenridge Gin
1oz simple syrup
1oz heavy cream
1/2oz lemon juice
1/2oz lime juice
1 egg white
5 drops orange water
3 drops rose water
Shake all ingredients excluding soda with no ice. Keep shaking. Then add ice, shake more, and then a bit more. Strain into a Collins with no ice. Slowly add soda water.

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