spirit of Mardi Gras lives on this Carnival season at The Sazerac House. They are unveiling
a bouquet of upcoming in-person and virtual events led by cocktail experts Matt
Ray and Rhiannon Enlil, along with cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce,
headdress designer Heather Doyle, mask designer Elizabeth Zibilich, and Bywater
Bakery. These events explore the rich history of Mardi Gras and its correlation
to carefully crafted cocktail traditions that have enlivened the streets of New
Orleans during Carnival season for the past 300 years. Guests attending The Sazerac
House's upcoming special event series can expect to experience the history of
New Orleans through cocktails that tell stories of Carnival over the years.
first event begins on February 3 and features a virtual Ojen cocktail-tasting.
Ojen, an anise-based liqueur that grew in popularity after its importation to
New Orleans in 1883, eventually became the drink of choice for Mardi Gras
krewes celebrating Carnival.
February 4, The Sazerac House invites guests to enjoy king cake and cocktail
pairings exploring the history and craftsmanship of both these Carnival
delicacies. After all, what is Mardi Gras without cocktails and king cake?
wonder what New Orleanians have been drinking during the Carnival season for
the past 300 years? On February 9, Sazerac House guests are invited to learn
the traditions of New Orleanian cocktail culture during Carnival. Guests will
be able to experience many drinks, both complicated and simplistic, but all
inspired by the spirits of Carnival.
February 10, guests may find themselves immersed in the joy and creativity of
costume-making while sipping cocktails at The Sazerac House's spirited
headdress workshop. Guests can also take part in the mask-making workshop the
following day, on February 11. Costume-making sessions include all the
materials that you might need, but participants are invited to bring items from
home as well.
For tickets or additional information, go to sazerachouse.com.
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