Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French. Mardi Gras has been celebrated since the Middle Age in Paris. Today, as much as 2 million people come to New Orleans, where some of the most famous cocktails were invented. A town with more than 3,000 bars, alcohol can be purchased every day of the week and there's no closing laws on how late a bar can stay open in New Orleans. Celebrate Mardi Gras with the historical cocktails invented in New Orleans' famous French Quarter!
- 2 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
- 2 oz cream (or half and half)
- 2 drops orange flower water
Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a collins glass.
History: Also known as New Orleans Fizz, this cocktail was invented by Henry C. Ramos at the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans in 1888. The cocktail recipe was kept secret until Prohibition in the late 1920s. The trademark of the name of this cocktail belongs to the Fairmount Hotel in New Orleans, formerly known as the Roosevelt Hotel.
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