The Zombie came on the scene in the 1930s at Don the Beachcomber in Los Angles. Invented by the Beachcomber, the original recipe was held close to his heart. In fact, the following recipe is most likely an approximation. Due to the mystery surrounding the recipe, their are several variations of the Zombie Recipe.… Read more
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The mint julep and the Kentucky Derby have become synonymous, but how and why? The history of the Mint Julep can be traced back to the 1700s on the southern east coast of the United States. Some say it was an evolution of a Arab drink called made of water and rose petals called a Julab. Regardless, the first instance of the Mint Julep in print was in 1803s Travels of Four Years and a … Read more
Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter. Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.
Happy National Daiquiri Day!
Named after the Cuban town in which it was born around the Turn of the Century, the Daiquiri was invented by American miners and Cuban doctors as a way to fight disease. It is from this cocktail that it’s many, more fruity & frozen variations have arisen. … Read more
Mardi Gras is next week and here’s a refreshing and light cocktail to get you ready for what lies ahead! The Pimm’s Cup was created in London by James Pimm in the 1840s but was adopted (and adapted) by the city of New Orleans! Here’s the Napoleon House version, which is now a New Orleans classic.
Pimm’s No. 1 is a tea-colored liqueur made with gin. Its said that the traditional version is made with … Read more