our signature drink - created here in the 1860's by cayetano ferrer. fill a rocks glass with crushed ice add: 1 1/4 ounce of herbsaint, 1/4 ounce of anisette, top with a splash of soda water
one of the definitive new orleans cocktails: chill a rocks glass by filling with ice and cold water. fill a shaker with ice and add: 1 1/2 ounces old overholt or other rye whiskey, 1 tsp. simple syrup (sugar water), 3 dashes each angostura and peychaud bitters
still made the 'old fashioned' way here: in a rocks glass muddle a slice of orange and a cherry add 2 drops angostura bitters and 2 drops peychaud bitters: add 1 - 1 1/2 ounce of sugar water, 1 1/4 ounce of bourbon (we like maker's mark for ours), garnish with a slice of orange
classic new orleans breakfast drink: sworn by many to be a cure-all for hangovers. in a tall glass add the following: 1 whole egg, 1 1/4 ounce herbsaint, 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup (almond syrup), add crushed ice and fill with milk. mix under a drink mixer or a blender until frothy serve straight up
Ramos Gin Fizz
another "breakfast" classic - very light and cool a favorite of former governor huey p. long. in a tall glass add the following: 1 egg white, 1 1/4 ounce gin, 2-3 drops orange flower water juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1 tsp. powdered sugar, 1/2 ounce cream, half and half or milk, splash of club soda ice, mix under a drink mixer, in a blender or with a hand-held blender strain into a tall glass and enjoy!
one of the most famous of all new orleans' cocktails we make our hurricanes from scratch - not from a powdered mix like other bars. you can use a hurricane glass or a tall beverage glass add: 2 ounces 151 rum, splash of pineapple juice. add equal parts of: orange juice, sour mix, grenadine, top with a 'float' of meyers rum, garnish with an orange and cherry
cool, tropical refreshment! in a tall glass add: 1 1/4 ounce meyers rum fill with equal parts of orange juice and sour mix (lemonade is also a very good substitution for sour mix in this drink) add a splash of grenadine 'float' 151 rum on the top garnish with orange and cherry
a true southern treat - perfect for a hazy new orleans afternoon in a tall glass pour 1/2 ounce simple syrup (sugar water) add approx. five fresh mint sprigs muddle the mint with the sugar water for about 45 seconds fill the glass with crushed ice add 1 1/4 ounce of bourbon and a 'float' of brandy garnish with a sugared mint spring
Brandy Milk Punch
an old new orleans favorite - perfect for brunch or to chase away last night's over-indulgence in a tall glass add: 1 1/4 ounce brandy, 1/2 ounce simple syrup 4 dashes vanilla (real extract - not imitation) fill glass with milk shake and garnish with a couple dashes of vanilla and a bit of nutmeg
the perfect after dinner drink fill a mixing glass with ice add: 3/4 ounce green creme de menthe 3/4 ounce white creme dr cocoa fill with milk shake and strain into a rocks glass
a classic and truly refreshing cocktail fill a tall glass with ice add: 1 1/4 ounce pimm's 1, splash of sour mix, fill with ginger ale, garnish with a lemon wedge or slice of cucumber
In the heart of the French Quarter, at the corner of Bourbon Street and Bienville, sits the stuff that legends are made of -- The Old Absinthe House.Many celebrities have been welcomed through our doors in the nearly two centuries since its opening -- including Oscar Wilde, P.T. Barnum, Mark Twain, Jenny Lind, Enrico Caruso, General Robert E Lee, Franklin Roosevelt, Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. Indeed, the walls throughout this incredible building are covered in the framed photographs of several of our famous patrons.