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 Fleur des Lis Cocktail Recipe is based on the same drink served at the world famous Carousel Bar inside Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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


  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Germain elderflower liqueur
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger ale
  • Club soda


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.



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