NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In commemoration of Repeal Day – the day that marked the end of Prohibition – Jewel of the South’s Co-Owner and Beverage Director Chris Hannah will unveil the restaurant’s new cocktail menu with a very special Happy Hour. On Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. imbibers can enjoy half off all cocktails.
“We like to give our guests the opportunity to come check out the new cocktails every time we roll out a new menu,” says Hannah. “This way, you can try a bunch of different drinks at a fraction of the cost so you can determine which ones you like. We extend the discount to the entire cocktail menu though; it’s a great deal.”
The new cocktail menu – rolling out on Repeal Day – highlights seasonal herbs and spices including cardamom, allspice and nutmeg, while also staying true to Hannah’s classical technique and meticulous execution. New libations include Colts Neck Crusta – Laird’s Jersey Lightning apple brandy, Appleton Reserve, maraschino, lemon, Curacao and notes of baking spice and American Orange Punch – serving 2-3 people, this favorite cocktail since the Battle of New Orleans features local red navel sweet oranges rolled into sherbet with a barrel selection of Elija Craig bourbon, porter beer and nutmeg. Other new cocktails include Lost on the River – Hanna’s version of the classic cobbler with Manzanilla sherry, Pedro Ximenez sherry, and lime-ginger cordial; Christmas Springs – a nod to Christmas in warmer climates featuring Caravedo pisco, pineapple, cardamom, mango cordial and Peychaud’s bitters; and Winter Waltz – a tribute to the Frank Sinatra holiday tune with a combination of rye, apple brandy, Averna and allspice dram. Of course, Hannah’s signature cocktails like the Brandy Crusta, Jewel Sazerac and Night Tripper are still on offer. Revelers can pair these boozy concoctions with an array of bites crafted by Executive Chef Philip Whitmarsh.
All cocktails at Jewel of the South will be half off from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Repeal Day, Thursday, Dec. 5. Jewel of the South is located at 1026 Saint Louis St. in New Orleans. Telephone: (504) 265-8816; www.jewelnola.com