Taste of New Orleans: Lounging Around

Yep! Two more! A refreshing mojito and something a little different.

Mojito Cocktail

Refreshing and different.


  • 8 leaves fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 8 cubes ice
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1/2 cup carbonated water
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  1. In a cocktail glass, muddle (crush) mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice and rum.
  3. Top with carbonated water.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Now something a little different!

Red Rooster 

Also known as a Madras.


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 fluid ounces potato or grape vodka. (Potato would be best for this particular cocktail)
    • Potato: Chopin, Teton Glacier, Monopolowa, Vikingfjord, Luksosowa
    • Grape: Cîroc, Bombora
  • 4 fluid ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 fluid ounce orange juice
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour in vodka.
  3. Fill glass to 3/4 full with cranberry juice.
  4. Top with orange juice.
  5. Stir.


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