Imbibe

Swirl, Sniff, Sip, Savor!

November 02, 2015
Going out for “drinks” in New Orleans’ French Quarter may be one of the most fun, social occasions to enjoy, especially when the evening’s young, and so are you! Of course we mean, young-at-heart! If you can lift a glass, your evening is already off to a great start!

The cocktails are amazing, the draft beers are fresh and often local, and the wine? …. Well, the wine is divine! Fine wines are available in just about every dining establishment in the Quarter and also offer cocktails and beer to suit the varied preferences in your entourage.

French Quarter Classic Bars: #5 Great Old Places, With Some New Faces

August 04, 2015
Of all the iconic landmarks in the French Quarter, Napoleon House is perhaps the most renowned – both in its historic connection between the Old World denizens and the New World ex-patriots to its current iteration as one of the best bar/cafes in America.

As history tells us, the initial structure was originally erected at the corner of Chartres and St. Louis in 1797 by the Girods, a wealthy and prominent French family who crossed the ocean to ply their trade in the shipping and mercantile business.

Sparkling Blackberry Smash

August 02, 2013
Recipe provided by Bar R'Evolution

1oz Evan Williams Black Bourbon
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1oz Simple Syrup
1oz of sparkling wine
1 Sprig of basil
3 Blackberries

Muddle 2 blackberries, combine Bourbon, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup with ice, Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, top with sparkling wine and garnish with sprig of basil and a blackberry.

Cool as a Cucumber

April 29, 2013
Recipe provided by The Bombay Club

1oz. Square One Cucumber Vodka
1oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liquer
½ oz. lemon juice
Cucumber ~ one long ribbon and one round slice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker along with the round cucumber slice and ice.

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the long cucumber ribbon and enjoy!

Imbibe: A Toast to the New Year

November 08, 2012
No tipple is more synonymous with celebration than a fine glass of Champagne, and Restaurant R'evolution in the Royal Sonesta is home to a stunning selection curated by Molly Wismeier, director of wine and spirits. The cave at R'evolution holds more than 1,300 selections, about 150 of which are bubbly - a testament to Wismeier's unabashed love of this notoriously difficult wine. Here, Wismeier selects a few of her favorite bottles to pair with a proper a holiday meal at R'evolution.

N.V. H Billiot Fils Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru

Criollo Cocktail

July 31, 2012
This recipe has been adapted from the Bar Florida Cocktail book from the Florida Hotel in Havana, Cuba.

To pay tribute to New Orleans and to keep with the theme of using local products in our restaurant, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, we are featuring Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum and, when available, locally grown citrus from Southern Louisiana.

The term Criollo is Spanish for Creole.

1 ¼ oz. Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum
¼ oz. Agave Nectar
3 wedges Fresh Lemon
3 - 4 Fresh Mint Leaves
4 oz. Club Soda