Fantabulous Fridays part I: Cocktails!

Ramos Gin Fizz - kind of like drinking a bubble bath!

New Orleans is a city of cocktails.  We even have a cocktail festival!  There are lots of great bars that specialize in beautiful cocktails with fresh juices and house-made bitters.  I once had a whiskey sour (old school, I know – but I love them!) at BarTonique with a beautiful cherry all the way from Italy.  Not a fluorescent red maraschino from the grocery store!

Recently, I went out with a friend on a bit of a cocktail tour.   We enjoyed a cocktail and a long conversation at Cure and then one more cocktail and chat at the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel.

At the Sazerac, I enjoyed a Ramos Gin Fizz, apparently one of Huey P. Long’s favorite drinks. Strangely sweet, slightly floral and super-foamy, this gin drink tasted (and looked!) a bit like bubble bath, but without the soapiness.

Tonight, my sweetheart and I are going out to dinner at Boucherie to celebrate our birthdays.  They have gorgeous small plates and I bet some beautiful cocktails too!  So that should make for a Fantabulous Friday for sure! We’ll be home by the time this posts – I’ve set it to publish later tonight.  I don’t know – do you think anyone stakes out my blog so they can come to my house and take the TV?  I doubt it – They’ll be disappointed anyway – it’s not a flat screen.

Enjoy the slides!

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About Carla

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6 Responses to Fantabulous Fridays part I: Cocktails!

  1. The Sazerac has always been one of my favorite upscale bars in NOLA. (On of my favorite cocktails, too, especially when made with Rye.)

  2. rutheh says:

    The Roosevelt Hotel is a beautiful venue for a cocktail! Happy Birthday to you both. Cheers.

  3. eof737 says:

    Enjoy your time out… never had one of those. Not a big cocktail girl but love reading the names and colorful mixes. 🙂

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