NEW ORLEANS – Can you teach an old drink new tricks? If you’re asking this question while bellied up to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel, the answer is a very tasty—and perhaps a tad tipsy—‘yes!’ Each of the carefully crafted cocktails on the Sazerac’s new summer menu puts a modern twist on a familiar favorite. A spinoff, a remix, a redux? It really doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that you enjoy it.
- An early favorite of the season is the Typhoon, a lighter, drier, Eastern-inspired spin on the New Orleans classic Hurricane. It combines Roku gin with passionfruit, lime and hibiscus-miso syrup.
- You can forget your plain Paper Plane cocktail. Peychaud’s Private Plane is the best kind of upgrade. Using strawberry infused aperitivo in place of aperol, it’s light and refreshing while still spirit forward — a spin that means you’ll never settle for a normal Paper Plane again.
- And we dare you to ignore the Southern Gentleman! Created exclusively for the Roosevelt New Orleans by award winning Bartender Julie Reiner, The Southern Gentleman is a proper pour of Buffalo Trace Bourbon with blackberry, mint and lemon.
Enjoy them poolside in a Roosevelt rooftop cabana or sip them in the Art Deco cool of the Sazerac bar. Full Menu below.
THE SAZERAC 2022 SPRING/SUMMER COCKTAIL MENU
Peychaud’s Private Plane
Light and refreshing while still spirit forward, this spin will make you never want a normal Paper Plane again.
Larceny Bourbon, B&B, Strawberry Infused Aperitivo, Lemon
A lighter, drier, Eastern inspirired spin on the New Orleans classic “Hurricane.”
Roku Gin, Passionfruit, Lime, Hibiscus-Miso Syrup
It’s not the fastest, but it will get you where you need to go in vintage style.
Courvoisier VS Cognac, Creole Shrub, Lemon,
Guava, Brazilian Bitters, Dehydrated Lemon Wheel
St. Claude Cooler
Easy like Sunday Morning.
Wheatley Vodka, Homemade Fresh Pressed Watermelon Juice,
Fassionola, Basil, Lemon, Soda
Let your tastebuds escape to a Japanese garden with this Matcha Coconut
twist on a favorite classic.
Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Lime,
Homemade Coconut-Matcha Syrup
Get your body in the mood to Go! Invigorating yet still refreshing, this will be sure to
get your night going in the right direction.
Espolon Reposado, Vida Mezcal, Lime, Agave, Verdita
Created exclusively for the Roosevelt New Orleans by award winning Bartender Julie
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blackberry, Mint, Lemon
The official cocktail of New Orleans.
Sazerac Rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, Sugar, Herbsaint
Ramos Gin Fizz
A frothy masterpiece of cocktail engineering invented by Henry C Ramos at the Imperial
Cabinet Saloon circa 1888.
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Lime & Lemon, Sugar, Egg Whites, Cream, Orange Flower Water, Seltzer
Originating at the Hotel Chatham in Paris, members of the WWI Lafayette Escadrille
would toast the French 75 mm cannon.
PF 1840 Cognac, Lemon, GH Mumm Brut Champagne
Note: Please let bartender know if you prefer gin.
Invented in 1883 at Shoomaker’s in Washington D.C., named after Democratic
lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey.
Wheatley Vodka, Lime, Soda
Named for Cuban President, Mario Garcia Menocal, this spirit forward tipple was dubbed the Aristrocrat of Cocktails.
Appleton Aged Rum, Dry Vermouth, Cointreau, Grenadine
A recent addition to “The Classics”, this was invented in the early aughts at New York
City’s Milk & Honey
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Lemon, Honey
The forefather of the Margarita, the Daisy (Margarita en Espanol) was created by accident when a Tijuana bartender reached for his brandy and grabbed tequila instead.
Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Lemon, Grenadine, Soda