Tag Archives: New Orleans

Ramos Gin Fizz

1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
1.0 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
Two Drops Orange Flower Water
Two Drops Vanilla Extract
2 oz Heavy Cream
White of 1 Egg

Shake all ingredients vigorously WITHOUT ice to emulsify them.
Fill shaker with large ice. Shake the drink until your arm tires.
Strain into a collins glass.
Top with a splash of Club Soda, chopping a bar spoon up and down in the glass as you fill to create a thick head.

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The Obituary Cocktail

 

Obituary Cocktail

Obituary Cocktail

The Obituary Cocktail
By Lars Theriot

 

2 oz Leopold’s Gin
0.25 oz Dry Vermouth
0.25 oz Kübler Absinthe

Place a coupe glass in the freezer.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and place in the freezer for 10+ minutes.
Remove both glasses, stir ingredients gently with large ice.
Strain into coupe glass.

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LaFitte’s Blacksmith Shop

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

LaFitte’s Blacksmith Shop
By Lars Theriot

 

They say god looks after drunks and fools… well then I guess it must be divine providence that made vermouth the last of Dave’s bottles because that means Jean LaFitte’s Blacksmith Shop has to be the last of my New Orleans bar posts because the bar’s signature drink, the Obituary Cocktail, contains the mighty V.

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The Hurricane

 

The Hurricane

The Hurricane

The Hurricane

2 oz Pusser’s Rum
0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
2 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Juice/Nectar
1 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Grenadine
0.5 oz Simple Syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a goblet or collins glass filled with ice.
All ice should be large cubes.
Garnish with an Orange Wheel and Maraschino Cherry.

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Pat O’Brien’s

Pat O'Brien's
Pat O’Brien’s

Pat O’Brien’s
By Lars Theriot

 

It turns out there is an undercurrent of rum flowing, river-like, through my life.  My family is from South Louisiana… land of Pirates, sugarcane, and rum.  My father’s father made chemicals to fertilize, and exterminate the bugs that eat, sugarcane.  About 20 years ago, we got a call from a University Professor in Puerto Rico who told us that some of my Mother’s ancestors settled in San Juan where they got involved in… you guessed it… the rum business.  Read More…