Learn to Make the Carousel Bar’s Fleur des Lis Cocktail at Home

Certain flavors recall certain times of the year. For us, nothing says late summer more than the flavors of botanical gin, vibrant lemon, refreshing cucumber, and a slight spice of ginger. And with the Fleur des Lis cocktail – well, you can taste them all in a single sip. This delicious cocktail is a favorite at our Carousel Bar & Lounge. Created right at the bar by our own bartender Parker Davis in 2007, this libation is a perennial favorite… but we think it’s especially suited to summer. In fact, our recipe below allows you to serve it in a pitcher for easy refilling – simply scale down the amounts if you’d prefer a single-serve recipe. Fleur des Lis Cocktail Recipe Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin Germain elderflower liqueur Fresh lemon juice Cucumber Ginger ale Club soda Recipe: Add 3/4 cup gin and 3/4 cup St. Germain to a large pitcher, followed by the juice of about two lemons. Add about 6 to 8 ounces of ginger ale and top with club soda. Stir gently and add ice. To serve, fill a glass with plenty of ice and garnish with a cucumber. Enjoy! Can’t be bothered to make our at-home variation yourself? We feel ya. Stop in at the Carousel Bar any day of the week to try the Fleur des Lis, the Vieux Carre, a Miel Blanco, a classic Sazerac, or any other of our handcrafted cocktails....

Cocktail Recipes from the Carousel Bar

Learn how to make some of your favorite cocktails from the legendary Carousel Bar at home with these cocktail recipes. Located inside the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, the Carousel Bar is the perfect place to start or end a day exploring the Big Easy. As it is said, the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. We agree, but we would also throw in a spin around the Carousel as well. Read below to learn the ingredients and recipes for a Mint Julep, French 75, and our famous Vieux Carre cocktail. The Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe 4 Sprigs of Mint 2 ½ oz. Bourbon 1 tsp. Powdered Sugar 2 tsp. Water Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a Collins glass. Fill glass with crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.   The French 75 Cocktail Recipe ½ oz. Brandy ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ oz. Simple Syrup 5 oz. Sparkling Wine Place brandy, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup in a Boston Shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.   The Vieux Carre Cocktail Recipe ½ oz. Benedictine liqueur ½ oz. rye whiskey ½ oz. cognac ½ oz. sweet vermouth Peychaud’s bitters Angostura bitters Lemon twist, for garnish Stir Benedictine liqueur, rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, 1 dash each Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters, and ice in a chilled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon...