Original New Orleans Cocktails

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Upcoming TDN – Cleaning House

How many bottles in your liquor cabinet have less than 2oz of booze left in them? Yeah, thought so. Whether sad and forlorn or saved for those extra-special last few drops, those bottles have a destiny to meet this Thursday. And they won’t be the only players – get out that box of minis you’ve been keeping for no good reason too. For this week’s TDN ( What’s Thursday Drink Night? ) we’re going to be using up the dregs of our spirit collections.

The prize for the best original cocktail will win a bottle of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters courtesy of Mud Puddle Books.

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NOLA Wrap-Up

The first TDN back from New Orleans was not only well attended – the drinks were phenomenal. Some decided to riff on a “classic” NOLA cocktail like the Hand Grenade, others created original drinks around their memories of the previous.

The Winning Cocktail

Ramos Spice

  • 1 3/4oz gin
  • 1/4oz Campari
  • 1oz cream
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1/2oz ginger syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1oz club soda, to top
  • orange twist, for garnish

Shake like a creature of the night and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Featured Cocktails

For the whole list of tippling eccentricities, observe Twitter. But here are the few that achieved warp 10:

Mixo House Cocktail (photo and garnish by Tiare Olsen)

Mixo House Cocktail

  • 2oz jalapeno infused tequila (or muddle a slice of jalapeno with tequila)
  • 1/2oz Domaine de Canton
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz vanilla syrup
  • Ting, to top

Shake with a healthy load of crushed ice and donate to a tall glass. Garnish as if you’re an architect in Dubai.

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

  • 2oz green Chartreuse
  • 1oz gin
  • 1oz white rum
  • 1oz lime juice
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 dash celery bitters
  • Ting, to top

First, recite ad naseum from the Book of Armaments. Then shake with a garbage can full of crushed ice and pour into a grenade. Pull the pin, if you dare.

The Violet Carre

  • 3/4oz rye whiskey
  • 3/4oz brandy
  • 1/4oz creme de violette
  • 1/4oz Benedictine
  • 1 dash Peychaud bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Victorian House

  • 2oz Old New Orleans 3-year rum
  • 1oz Sazerac rye whiskey
  • 1/4oz green Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • orange twist, for garnish

Muddle sugar cube with bitters and Chartreuse. Add remaining ingredients and stir with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Matt from RumDood.com

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  1. Doug WinshipNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, Rick.

    Tiare topped you in Garnish-ville!

  2. […] made a similar drink when i was in the US for the New Orleans TDN called the MixoHouse Cocktail but with jalapeno infused tequila, seems i`m on a pepper infusion […]

  3. PetterNo Gravatar says:

    A pineapple-twist? Tiare, this is just incredible!

  4. […] again, I just came back from Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and had just participated in a Thursday Drink Night that had been themed “New Orleans.” Victorian House Cocktail 2 oz Aged Rum 1 oz Rye Whiskey .25 oz Green Chartreuse 2 dashes […]

  5. […] Jaunty Angle was originally the Victorian House, a cocktail I came up with for TDN: New Orleans. I named the drink after the bed & breakfast at which I stayed with my fellow bloggers because, […]

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