Classic New Orleans Cocktails and How to Mix Them

We asked some of the top drink experts in the region to demonstrate essential cocktail staples. The results are below: easy how-to videos on some of the South's most popular mixed drinks. Enjoy!

Sazerac

Quintessentially New Orleans, we went straight to the source — The Sazerac Bar itself — for a proper demonstration of what has been called America’s first cocktail – the Sazerac.

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Pimm's Cup

Simple and refreshing, the Pimm’s Cup is the signature cocktail at Napoleon House in New Orleans.

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Ramos Gin Fizz

Dating back to the 1880s, this classic recipe is presented by a legend in the business: Local bartender, Paul Gustings.

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The Hurricane

Pat O’Brien’s brewed this popular New Orleans cocktail out of the rum surplus during the 1940s.

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Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary can be the ultimate chest of hidden treasures (or at least hidden garnishes). Our friends at Gulf Coast Weekend shows us a version heavy on the bacon.

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Or check out the award-winner from Mason’s Grill in Baton Rouge.

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Finally, here’s a refresher on the basics.

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Old Fashioned

This is an Old Fashioned recipe — with a twist — courtesy of Arthur Lauck of Lock & Key Whiskey Bar, Baton Rouge.

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Frozé

This popular frozen cocktail is quickly becoming one of the city’s new classics. Since Willa Jean introduced New Orleans to the drink, several local restaurants have jumped on the trend creating their version of the refreshing cocktail.

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Margarita

Don’t laugh: New Orleanians love a good margarita. This particular one comes equipped with a Southern kick: Jalapeno.

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