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In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Mister Mao will showcase a specialty bourbon menu available throughout the month. Guests can enjoy various bourbons ranging in taste and price, including exclusive high-end small batch selections. Bourbon Month menu follows:
· Buffalo Trace $9
· Four Roses $11
· Widow Jane Decadence $19
· Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea $20
· Blue Run ‘Reflection’ $26
Where: 4501 Tchoupitoulas
In keeping in tune with the “heritage” of National Bourbon Heritage Month, bartenders Brandon Hornberger and Nathan Reed will serve up I’m Not Dead Yet ($16) – a blend of Pinhook Bourbon, Moscatel, a house-made amaro blend, Cocchi Americano Bianco, Averna and a dash of Angostura Bitters. This bourbon cocktail was created in honor of the Forthave Amaro Marseille cocktail, where four medieval thieves revealed their secret ancient recipe to repent for stealing from plague victims in Marseille.
Where: 535 Tchoupitoulas inside Old 77 Hotel
Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month with specialty cocktails at Tujague’s, including:
Belle Meade Reserve Bourbon, Peychaud’s Oak Barrel Aged Bitters, Jade ‘C.F. Berger’ Absinthe Supérierure, Louisiana Cane Sugar – $22
Sweet Tea Old Fashioned – bourbon, house-made sweet tea syrup, and bitters – $16
Where: 429 Decatur
Just in time for National Bourbon Heritage Month, bartender Chris Williams has just unveiled the specialty month-long cocktail, Express Crack-a-jack – Knob Creek Bourbon, house-made espresso syrup, AMC (absinthe, maraschino, dry curacao) and bitters.
First published in Down the Hatch, a 1920 drinks manual that showed up just in time to get ignored due to prohibition, the original crack-a-jack was a mashup of all things classic in early whiskey cocktails: the absinthe, the multiple bitters and the maraschino liqueur were all hallmarks of the burgeoning cocktail scene. The original called for “rock candy syrup,” another charming ingredient common to the era. The ratios have been slightly altered from the original, and the syrup has been changed to a coffee-based syrup to round out the flavors – because who doesn’t like a bit of coffee with your morning bracer.
Where: 2031 St. Charles Avenue
In the spirit of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Toups will be presenting a month-long special bourbon menu featuring a selection of high-end “Toups Choice” bourbons, along with several cocktails. Menu follows:
· “Toups Choice” Bourbons: Highwire Distilling Co. Revival Straight Bourbon Whiskey; Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea; Pinhook 7-year-old “Bourbon War;” and Old Forester Prohibition 1920.
· Porkchops & Applesauce: pork fat-washed bourbon, simple syrup, apple bitters, Angostura
· The Barsol Buffalo: Buffalo Trace, Barsol Perfecto Amor aperitif, creole bitters, saline, and simple syrup
· Toups Bourbon & Coke: Toups house-made Cola with G&W Bourbon
· Bourbon Manhattan: Noble Oak Bourbon, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Angostura
· Boulevardier: Noble Oak Bourbon, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Campari.
Where: 845 Carrollton Avenue
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