Articles Tagged: New Orleans

Mixing New Orleans Cocktails & Legends – Literary Monday

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There is probably no American city more affiliated with drinking than New Orleans.  A few come close but I don’t know if anyone can beat it.  Just because you don’t live in New Orleans doesn’t mean that you can’t have a Mardi Gras bash.  That is why we are highlighting Mixing New Orleans as this week’s Literary Monday pick.

Mixing New Orleans examines New Orlean’s cocktail culture through its favorite watering holes, drinking establishments (many, … Read more

Gumbo Tales – Literary Monday

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A number of years ago, we ventured down to New Orleans for the early parts of Mardi Gras and a tour of New Orleans drinking spots.  We loved the dog parade but didn’t really love New Orleans.  It wasn’t really what we expected.  I had romantic notions of New Orleans.  I pictured myself sipping cocktails at historic bars and restaurants and gazing upon Mardi Gras parades.  I wasn’t expecting that Bourbon Street would be like … Read more

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2012

post iconThis past week marked the 10th installment of New Orleans mixology orgy, Tales of the Cocktail. It is by far the largest celebration of cocktail culture in the country. Tales (as it called by ‘vets’) is a who’s who of bartenders, journalists and brands. It is a wonderland for up and coming barterers and enthusiasts. …Read More

Southern Comfort Cherry Liqueur Review

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With so many brands focused on adding flavors to their collection we sometimes forget about “the original flavored spirit” but Southern Comfort is ready to reclaim its title. Keeping it fresh and innovative is key in the spirits industry and so Southern Comfort has stepped up to the plate after releasing SoCo Lime in 2010, SoCo Fiery Pepper in 2011 and now its latest offering, SoCo Cherry.

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Vieux Carre

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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.

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    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 & 5

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    The last two days at Tales of the Cocktail were packed with tasting rooms and (more) big parties!

    We spent a lot of time talking to great bartenders, writers, liquor makers and people just out for a good time. We’ll be sharing what we learned from our seminars and some fantastic recipes soon. So sad to be leaving New Orleans, but here are just a few highlights from the last two days in one of … Read more

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1

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    This year’s Tales of the Cocktail started off right! Yesterday was the first day, and we just had to share some highlights of our favorite experiences so far.

    Before “Day 1″ of Tales officially started, Grey Goose welcomed us to New Orleans with a party at Latrobe’s in the heart of the French Quarter the evening before. Our favorite concoction of the night was a watermelon and basil cocktail (the only thing we liked better … Read more

    Cocktails for Mardi Gras Anyone?

    post iconSo what is Mardi Gras, anyway? …Read More

    The Obituary Cocktail

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    The Obituary Cocktail is a New Orleans classic believed to have been invented at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter. Try it with Bluecoat American gin and Vieux Carre Absinthe, which was developed as homage to the neighborhood where the drink was born.

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    Tales of the Cocktail 2010 Roundup

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    Drink of the Week spent last week in New Orleans with mixologists, liquor companies, cocktail writers, and drinking enthusiasts for the ultimate annual cocktail event, Tales of the Cocktail. It was an action-packed time with something for everyone. We’ll be sharing product reviews, recipes, and techniques soon! Here is a roundup of some of our favorite moments:

    The first evening we were all welcomed to New Orleans with a London doubledecker ride to Beefeater Gin’s … Read more

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