While the Hotel Monteleone is famous for many things – including its rich history, breathtaking views, and friendly staff – one of our most prized luxuries is the Carousel Bar & Lounge. The classic New Orleans hotel bar is the city’s only revolving bar. The 25-seat, circus-themed Merry-Go-Round bar overlooks Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. One full revolution takes fifteen minutes, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself maintaining your coveted seat on the ride for hours!
While the Carousel Bar & Lounge is famous for its unique set-up, it is also well-known for the impressive bartenders and unparalleled signature cocktails. The Carousel Bar serves up delicious cocktails ranging from the signature Vieux Carre to a refreshing Pimm’s Cup.
In honor of this week’s Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, we wanted to share our specially created Tennessee Williams’ Brandy Alexander. It’s one of our favorite Carousel Bar cocktail recipes!
- 1 oz. Dark Creme de Cacao
- 1 oz. Brandy
- 2 oz. Half & Half
Build in a Boston Shaker. Shake until well-blended and chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a dash of grated nutmeg. This may also be served on the rocks in a 12 oz. cocktail glass.