NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Can you teach an old drink new tricks? If you’re asking this question while bellied up to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel, the answer is a very tasty—and perhaps a tad tipsy—‘yes!’ Each of the carefully crafted cocktails on the Sazerac’s new summer menu puts a modern twist on a familiar favorite. A spinoff, a remix, a redux? It really doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that you enjoy it.

  • An early favorite of the season is the Typhoon, a lighter, drier, Eastern-inspired spin on the New Orleans classic Hurricane. It combines Roku gin with passionfruit, lime and hibiscus-miso syrup.
  • You can forget your plain Paper Plane cocktail. Peychaud’s Private Plane is the best kind of upgrade. Using strawberry infused aperitivo in place of aperol, it’s light and refreshing while still spirit forward — a spin that means you’ll never settle for a normal Paper Plane again.
  • And we dare you to ignore the Southern Gentleman! Created exclusively for the Roosevelt New Orleans by award winning Bartender Julie Reiner, The Southern Gentleman is a proper pour of Buffalo Trace Bourbon with blackberry, mint and lemon.

Enjoy them poolside in a Roosevelt rooftop cabana or sip them in the Art Deco cool of the Sazerac bar.  Full Menu below.

THE SAZERAC 2022 SPRING/SUMMER COCKTAIL MENU

Modern Cocktails

Peychaud’s Private Plane

Light and refreshing while still spirit forward, this spin will make you never want a normal Paper Plane again.

Larceny Bourbon, B&B, Strawberry Infused Aperitivo, Lemon

Typhoon

A lighter, drier, Eastern inspirired spin on the New Orleans classic “Hurricane.”

Roku Gin, Passionfruit, Lime, Hibiscus-Miso Syrup

Streetcar

It’s not the fastest, but it will get you where you need to go in vintage style.

Courvoisier VS Cognac, Creole Shrub, Lemon,

Guava, Brazilian Bitters, Dehydrated Lemon Wheel

St. Claude Cooler

Easy like Sunday Morning.

Wheatley Vodka, Homemade Fresh Pressed Watermelon Juice,

Fassionola, Basil, Lemon, Soda

Niwa Daiquiri

Let your tastebuds escape to a Japanese garden with this Matcha Coconut

twist on a favorite classic.

Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Lime,

Homemade Coconut-Matcha Syrup

Green Light

Get your body in the mood to Go! Invigorating yet still refreshing, this will be sure to

get your night going in the right direction.

Espolon Reposado, Vida Mezcal, Lime, Agave, Verdita

Southern Gentleman

Created exclusively for the Roosevelt New Orleans by award winning Bartender Julie

Reiner.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blackberry, Mint, Lemon

Classic Cocktails

Sazerac

The official cocktail of New Orleans.

Sazerac Rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, Sugar, Herbsaint

Ramos Gin Fizz

A frothy masterpiece of cocktail engineering invented by Henry C Ramos at the Imperial

Cabinet Saloon circa 1888.

Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Lime & Lemon, Sugar, Egg Whites, Cream, Orange Flower Water, Seltzer

French 75

Originating at the Hotel Chatham in Paris, members of the WWI Lafayette Escadrille

would toast the French 75 mm cannon.

PF 1840 Cognac, Lemon, GH Mumm Brut Champagne

Note: Please let bartender know if you prefer gin.

Vodka Rickey

Invented in 1883 at Shoomaker’s in Washington D.C., named after Democratic

lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey.

Wheatley Vodka, Lime, Soda

El Presidente

Named for Cuban President, Mario Garcia Menocal, this spirit forward tipple was dubbed the Aristrocrat of Cocktails.

Appleton Aged Rum, Dry Vermouth, Cointreau, Grenadine

Gold Rush

A recent addition to “The Classics”, this was invented in the early aughts at New York

City’s Milk & Honey

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Lemon, Honey

Tequila Daisy

The forefather of the Margarita, the Daisy (Margarita en Espanol) was created by accident when a Tijuana bartender reached for his brandy and grabbed tequila instead.

Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Lemon, Grenadine, Soda