New Orleans Cocktail Recipes You NEED To Make

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With parades fast approaching and Mardi Gras just around the corner, why not make up a batch of one of these New Orleans Cocktail recipes for the parade route, your next party, or just sipping on while relaxing on your porch?

New Orleans Cocktails

Whiskey and Bourbon Cocktails

From classic Sazarac and Mint Julip recipes to a twist on Brandy Milk Punch made with bourbon to a new fun Carnival Queen cocktail, these whiskey and bourbon cocktails are perfect for the parade route.

Bourbon Milk Punch
Follow our easy recipe and craft a creamy dreamy Bourbon Milk Punch cocktail at home in just five minutes.
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Bourbon Milk Punch
You Don’t Need To Be At A Race Track To Enjoy This Classic Mint Julep
Oh, did we mention it has just three ingredients?
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You Don’t Need To Be At A Race Track To Enjoy This Classic Mint Julep
A Cherry Sazerac All Of NOLA Is Obsessed With
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
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A Cherry Sazerac All Of NOLA Is Obsessed With
Sweet and Bubbly Carnival Queen Mardi Gras Cocktail – Style on Main
Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties of the year. Celebrate with this delicious, and easy to make Carnival Queen cocktail.
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Sweet and Bubbly Carnival Queen Mardi Gras Cocktail - Style on Main
Sazerac Cocktail
There’s a lot to love about this classic whiskey and bitters beverage. The official drink of New Orleans, the Sazerac is every bit as aromatic and flavorful as most anything else from down on the bayou.
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Sazerac Cocktail
Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
Sweet Tea Mint Juleps are a wonderful blend of two southern drinks. Perfect for a leisurely afternoon on the front porch.
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Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
Vieux Carre Cocktail
The Vieux Carre is a classic New Orleans cocktail named after the historic French Quarter.
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Vieux Carre Cocktail
Sazerac
Sazerac is a classic New Orleans cocktail made with anise-flavored liqueur, Peychaud bitters, and rye whiskey. Serve with a twist of lemon.
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Sazerac

Rum Cocktails

Hurricanes, hurricanes, and even more hurricanes. The good kind, including one that claims to be Pat O'Brien's original recipe and a skinny hurricane that lightens up this New Orleans favorite rum cocktail.

Mardi Gras Blue Hurricane
Twist on the traditional Hurricane made with Blue Curacao Syrup.
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The Original Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail
Traditional Huricane Recipe
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Skinny Hurricane Cocktail
Traditional Hurricane with less calories!
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Hurricane Cocktail
Hurricane cocktail is a staple of New Orleans and perfect to sip on any time of the year. Made with light rum, dark rum, and passion fruit juice topped with a cherry and slice of orange. Add this drink to your list.
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Hurricane Cocktail
BIG BATCH HURRICANE COCKTAIL RECIPE — Martie Duncan
This un c fun ocktail everyone will like. Made popular at Pat O'Brien’s in New O orleans back during WW2 when whiskey and other liquors were hard to come by.
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BIG BATCH HURRICANE COCKTAIL RECIPE — Martie Duncan
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
Our go-to summer drink.
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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
Classic Rum Daiquiri Cocktail
You’ll find two types of daiquiris in New Orleans – the brightly colored frozen ones popular in daiquiri shops and the classic Cuban variety beloved by Ernest Hemingway. Here is a recipe for a classic, Hemingway-style daiquiri with rum, lime juice and sugar.
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Classic Rum Daiquiri Cocktail
New Orleans Signature Drink Recipe: Hurricane – New Orleans & Company
A French Quarter classic that is sure to satisfy, a Hurricane is the perfect drink for a day in New Orleans. Learn to make your own with New Orleans & Company.
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New Orleans Signature Drink Recipe: Hurricane - New Orleans & Company

Champagne and Wine Cocktails

Who doesn't love a mimosa or French 75?

Hurricane Mimosas
Hurricane Mimosas- this combination of two cocktail favorites is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. A delicious rum drink.
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Hurricane Mimosas
French 75 Cocktail Recipe
This French 75 cocktail recipe is festive, easy to make, and elegant. Plus – Bubbles!!! A sparkling cocktail always helps to make your party sparkle! #cocktail #french75 #sparklingcocktail
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French 75 Cocktail Recipe
Stormy Morning
Creme de violette and elderflower liqueur give this cocktail a dramatic appearance and light, floral flavor—a topping of Champange creates its effervescence.
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Stormy Morning
Summer Strawberry Cooler
The warm sun of summer is on it’s way and what better way
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Summer Strawberry Cooler

Vodka Cocktails

If you love Bloody Marys, this vodka cocktail list is for you!

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix Recipe – The Art of Food and Wine
Homemade Bloody Mary Mix is a quick and easy recipe. It makes the perfect weekend drink and you can adjust the spiciness to your taste.
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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix Recipe - The Art of Food and Wine
Bloody Mary Mix
This is the BEST Bloody Mary Mix! It mixes up fast and easy and makes a huge pitcher for the best Bloody Marys. It only has a few ingredients for the perfect level of spice! When you are looking for brunch drinks, look no further!
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Bloody Mary Mix
Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
With a nod to the famous ‘bull shot’ cocktail, this tasty bloody mary mix adds beef consomme for savory flavor. Drink it as is over ice or add vodka. Adjust the spices to your taste — this version is spicy!
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Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
25 Moscow Mule Recipes
Moscow Mule recipes are fun, refreshing, and easy to make. Learn more about the Moscow Mule, how it got its name, the traditional ingredients, and of course some fun recipes to try!
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25 Moscow Mule Recipes
Southern Porch Sipper with Absolut Apeach
Looking for a great southern cocktail? Check out my summer style series with Absolute Apeach!
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Cajun Bloody Mary
For this drink, we’ve adapted a recipe from the restaurant Cochon in New Orleans.
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Cajun Bloody Mary
Creole Bloody Mary
Who makes the best Bloody Mary in New Orleans? The answer depends on how spicy you like it and how you like it dressed.
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Creole Bloody Mary

Gin Cocktails

I'm not a gin fan, but these Gin Fizz recipes are making me curious…

New Orleans Inspired Cocktail Recipe; Blackberry Gin Soda – Farmhouse 1820
New Orleans is known for its delicious food and cocktail scene. Blackberry Gin Soda is a New Orleans inspired cocktail recipe that’s amazing!
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New Orleans Inspired Cocktail Recipe; Blackberry Gin Soda - Farmhouse 1820
Learn How to Make a Classic New Orleans Fizz Cocktail
The New Orleans (or Ramos) Fizz is an original New Orleans drink with gin, cream, and orange flower water. Discover why it’s such a famous cocktail recipe.
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Learn How to Make a Classic New Orleans Fizz Cocktail
Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail
This sloe gin fizz uses a red liquor made from blackthorn berries mixed with club soda, sugar, and lemon juice for a refreshing, sweet-tart cocktail.
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Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail
Ramos Gin Fizz
Henry C. Ramos invented the labor-necessary Gin Fizz back in 1888 and sold the rights to The Roosevelt Hotel, where you can still enjoy one today.
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Ramos Gin Fizz

Brandy Cocktails

Brandy milk punch is a classic New Orleans cocktail and a favorite! Here are a few takes on this classic.

Brandy Alexander
The Brandy Alexander is a classic dessert cocktail. Made with dark creme de cacao, brandy, and heavy cream, it is creamy, boozy, and sweet.
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Brandy Alexander
New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch
New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch recipe! This delicious cocktail brings together milk and cream with brandy, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
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New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch
Brandy Milk Punch – Classic New Orleans Cocktail
A classic New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch recipe great for Mardi Gras celebrations, a brunch cocktail or a hair-of-the dog cocktail.
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Brandy Milk Punch - Classic New Orleans Cocktail
Café Brulot Diabolique – New Orleans Cocktails
Stop by one of the places that specializes in “Devilishly Burned Coffee” or try our recipe with a fire extinguisher handy.
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Café Brulot Diabolique - New Orleans Cocktails

Mardi Gras Cocktails

These cocktails are inspired by the flavors and colors of king cake and Mardi Gras!

January Cocktail: King Cake Milk Punch! – Milk Punch Media
Carnival Season is not for the faint of heart. It’s mind boggling, but in New Orleans, you have exactly five…
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January Cocktail: King Cake Milk Punch! - Milk Punch Media
Mardi Gras Martini Recipe
Celebrate Fat Tuesday any day by following this fun Mardi Gras Martini recipe! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Mardi Gras Martini Recipe
Mardi Gras Punch Recipe
Try our festive Mardi Grad Punch recipe for Fat Tuesday! It’s made with King Cake Soda and hibiscus syrup. This punch recipe can be made with or without alcohol.
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Mardi Gras Punch Recipe
King Cake Jello Shots
Jelly shots as colorful as the Mardi Gras flag.
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King Cake Jello Shots
Mardi Gras-Ritas
Mix up a Mardi Gras-Rita for National Margarita Day.
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Mardi Gras-Ritas
King Cake Shots
Celebrate Mardi Gras with these cool and creamy King Cake Shots! They have all the flavors of a King Cake, but with alcohol!
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King Cake Shots
King Cake Cocktail
Enjoy the lush flavors of Mardi Gras with this decadent King Cake cocktail which takes its flavor from the very same dessert!
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King Cake Cocktail
King Cake Rum Shake
Celebrating all things King Cake for Mardi Gras with this delicious Rum Shake. We are having a pre- Mardi Gras celebration with a fabulously flavored Rum Shake cocktail.
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King Cake Rum Shake
Celebrating Mardi Gras {King Cake Cocktails}
Happy Mardi Gras, y’all! At long last, I finally got my hands on a bottle of King Cake vodka on our trip to New Orleans last Mardi Gras!
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Celebrating Mardi Gras {King Cake Cocktails}
King Cake Jello Shots
Mardi Gras starts this Tuesday! So before you go giving up anything for Lent, why not partake in some indulgent jello shots. Modeled after the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, these tiny, crown-sh…
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King Cake Jello Shots
King Cake Shots
Shots worthy for a king.
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King Cake Shots
Mardi Gras Jello Shots
Mardi Gras Jello Shots layered with island pineapple and layers of sweetened condensed milk. Make the jello shots with or without rum. Great for Fat Tuesday celebrations.
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Mardi Gras Jello Shots
King Cake Martini
Cheers to the Carnival season and this King Cake Martini! What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than by sipping on a martini that tastes like KING CAKE?
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King Cake Martini

More New Orleans Cocktails

More cocktails that were either invented in New Orleans, like the Grasshopper or inspired by New Orleans!

Grasshopper
A Grasshopper cocktail is the perfect ice cream drink you’ve been looking for. This minty cocktail is the dessert cocktail you need to try.
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Grasshopper
Roffignac
The Sazerac and the Ramos gin fizz may be better known, but the Roffignac, named for New Orleans’ last French mayor, is the city’s finest liquid secret.
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Roffignac
Absinthe Frappe Cocktail
This potent mixture of anise-flavored liqueurs are a classic cocktail choice for Mardi Gras parties.
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Absinthe Frappe Cocktail
Pimms Cup
In the 1940s, owner of the Napoleon House in the French Quarter created the Pimm’s Cup with Pimm’s No. 1, and it’s been a New Orleans staple ever since.
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Pimms Cup
The Absinthe Frappe
Classic New Orleans cocktail
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