I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the great state of Louisiana. More on that trip is coming soon. Granted, I didn’t get to see much outside of New Orleans, there is SO MUCH MORE to the state than just NOLA, and I can’t wait to return. I think one of my next places to visit in LA is going to be Lake Charles.
These fabulous Louisiana inspired cocktails all came from the Ember Grille and Wine Bar at L’Auberge Casino and Resort. If cocktails aren’t your thing, they have over 200 wines that you can order by the bottle, and more than 20 that are served by the glass.
Louisiana Inspired Cocktails
The Bayou Sidecar features two different Bayou Rums from Louisiana Spirits Distillery in Lacassine, La., including their latest expression, Bayou Rum Select, which is aged for a minimum of two years. It’s a beautiful aged rum, perfect for sipping.
1 oz Bayou Select Rum
1 oz Bayou Satsuma Rum
1 oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Measure all ingredients into a shaker and add ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugar rim.
A lovely refreshing cocktail that has a little bit of an herbal feel to it, due to the gin, elderflower, and cucumbers. Great for those hot summer nights.
2 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
4 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire
- 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- Handful of diced cucumbers
- Dash of bitters (Angostura)
- Splash of Sprite
- Measure Sapphire, St. Germain, lemon juice, and cucumbers into a shaker and add ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain over fresh ice into a pilsner glass that has a cucumber ribbon garnish.
- Top with Sprite and bitters.
Check out these pretty fantastic Louisiana inspired cocktails and have one next time you’re missing the bayou.