Cocktail Spotlight - NOLA Cocktails RYS-Style

Enjoy these New Orleans/Mardi Gras cocktails offered by Raise Your Spirits, Inc for your next party or event. We, at RYS, can also prepare a batch of these cocktails for a get together with your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. These concoctions are all classics, but some of them have been modified/improved to create a better cocktail experience. If had the opportunity to try them at our kickoff event a few weeks ago, you know how delicious they are. Due to copyright reasons, I have not listed the intended proportions, ratios, measurements, and mixing instructions. If you would like the full recipes or how to prepare special syrups, please email me or write your contact info in the comment section of this post. Thank you to, Food52, Epicurious, SheKnows, and Mashed for the beautiful images.





  • White Rum, Bacardi or Cruzan
  • Gold Rum, Bacardi, Cruzan, or Calico Jack
  • Dark Rum, Bacardi Select, Cruzan,  or Calico Jack
  • Orange Liq, such as Triple Sec or Cointreau                                                       
  • Pulp-free orange juice
  • Passion fruit syrup
  • Grenadine
  • Garnish orange slice & cherry
  • Hurricane, tulip, or tall glass



  • Absinthe, such as Lucid or Pernod
  • Rye Whiskey, such as Bulleit or Templeton
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Peychaud’s bitters
  • Angostura bitters
  • Garnish lemon peel
  • Rocks or coupe glass


Arnaud’s Special                                                                               

  • Scotch, preferably single-malt, such as Glenmorangie or Glenfiddich, or blended (Dewars or The Famous Grouse)
  • Dubonnet Rouge (French red dessert wine)                                                     
  • Orange Bitters 
  • Garnish orange peel
  • Cocktail/martini glass                                                                    


Ramos Gin Fizz                                                                                  

  • Gin
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Egg white                                                          
  • Heavy cream
  • Orange flower water (homemade using orange blossoms or orange zest infused with sweet white wine)                                 
  • Soda
  • Garnish orange slice
  • Collins or large highball glass


French 75                   

  • Gin
  • Lemon
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Brut Sparkling Wine or prosecco
  • Garnish lemon twist
  • Champagne flute or cocktail glass


New Orleans Sour                                                                            

  • Bourbon
  • Chambord.float
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup (1:1)                                      
  • Egg white
  • Garnish blackberry
  • Collins glass


Aperol Spritz

  • Aperol Aperitivo
  • Vanilla bitters or extract
  • Prosecco
  • Soda  
  • Garnish orange lice, peel, or twist
  • Champagne flute or wine glass                                                    


Enjoy! Cheers!!!



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