Top Five Classic Cocktails to Have at a New Orleans Wedding

Top Five Classic Cocktails to Have at a New Orleans Wedding


New Orleans is synonymous with classic cocktails, and when it comes to giving a toast on a wedding day, a few classic New Orleans cocktails stand out for such an auspicious occasion. These cocktails have a rich history and represent a cultural charm, making them an excellent choice for a wedding in New Orleans.

The Sazerac

One of the most iconic and classic New Orleans cocktails is the Sazerac. The cocktail is considered to be the first American cocktail, and it is said to have originated in New Orleans in the 19th century. It is made with rye whiskey, sugar, absinthe, and Peychaud’s bitters and is traditionally served in a chilled Old Fashioned glass and garnished with a lemon twist. The Sazerac is a potent and flavorful cocktail and adds traditional elegance to any wedding.

The Hurricane

The classic Hurricane cocktail is a great way to introduce fun and New Orleans style into a wedding. The Hurricane was created at Pat O’Brien’s bar in the French Quarter in the 1940s. It is made with dark rum, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, and grenadine. The Hurricane is traditionally served in a hurricane-shaped glass and garnished with a cherry and an orange slice. The sweet and fruity flavor of the cocktail makes it an excellent option for a fun and festive toast.

The Ramos Gin Fizz

The Ramos Gin Fizz is a surefire bet to please wedding guests. The cocktail was created in the late 19th century by Henry C. Ramos at his bar in New Orleans and is made with gin, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, egg whites, heavy cream, and orange flower water. The Ramos Gin Fizz is traditionally served in a highball glass and is known for its creamy and frothy texture. The delicate flavors of this cocktail will add sophistication to any toast.

The Vieux Carre’

The Vieux Carré is the perfect cocktail for a French Quarter wedding. The Vieux Carré was created in the 1930s in New Orleans and consists of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, and Peychaud’s bitters. The Vieux Carré is traditionally served on the rocks and garnished with a cherry. The rich and complex flavors make it a great option for a classic New Orleans wedding.

The French 75

Lastly, while the French 75 wasn’t invented in New Orleans, the city perfected the cocktail in the 1920s at the famous restaurant Arnaud’s. It is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and Champagne. The French 75 is traditionally served in a Champagne flute and is known for its crisp and refreshing taste. The cocktail’s light and bubbly flavors make it a great choice for a celebratory toast at a wedding.

Stay at Maison Dupuy

When it comes to toasting at a wedding, the Sazerac, Hurricane, Ramos Gin Fizz, Vieux Carré, and French 75 are all fantastic choices. Anyone choosing a classic New Orleans cocktail while planning a wedding should keep Maison Dupuy in mind. Maison Dupuy is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at the Maison Dupuy today.