Tales of the Cocktail 2012

 

Tales of the Cocktail 2012 at the Hotel Monteleone.

Tales of the Cocktail 2012 is in full swing at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Today, my favorite liquor was showcased with a vintage truck parked on Royal Street; St-Germain.

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012 at the Hotel Monteleone and St-Germain Liquor

Day 3 of Tales of the Cocktail. Oxley Dry Gin’s truck parked on Royal Street with fresh fruit edible cocktails.

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012 at the Hotel Monteleone and Oxley Dry Gin

The retro Deep Eddy Vodka truck parked on Royal Street on this 4th day of Tales of the Cocktail. I definitely want to try this sweet tea vodka from Austin, TX.

Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Eddy Deep Vodka on Royal Street at Tales of the Cocktail 2012

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Busy Royal Street for Tales of the Cocktail 2012 at the Hotel Monteleone

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Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans.

Have you been to the newly remodeled Carousel Bar & Lounge?  If not, here is a sneak peek of the expansion the Hotel Monteleone did to the Carousel Bar & Lounge in 2012.  

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Marvin Allen with a Vieux Carre – Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Vieux Carre Cocktail

This drink was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, the head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, and is named after the French term for what we call “The French Quarter” … le Vieux Carré (“Old Square”).

  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce Cognac
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Bénédictine D.O.M.
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Mix all ingredients in a double Old Fashioned glass over ice; stir. (Courtesy of Gumbopages.com)

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA


Grace’s 13th Birthday in Style!

Grace's 13th Birthday in Style!

Grace celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Grace celebrating her 13th birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Grace celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Grace celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Hotel Monteleone rooftop sign

Grace celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Grace and Mom celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

Hotel Monteleone Rooftop sign

Grace celebrating her birthday in style at the Hotel Monteleone

The Sign on the Roof – Day and Night

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Hotel Monteleone Sign Day

Day Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign

Hotel Monteleone Sign Night Shot
Night Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign

 When I first moved to New Orleans in 2007, I lived in the French Quarter and the Hotel Monteleone was the view from the little place I rented in the D.H. Holmes apartment building.  Every night, the sign reflected its red light on my bedroom wall. 

Hotel Monteleone Sign Day
Day Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign

 I now have a closer relationship with the Hotel and its sign.  Getting to enjoy the Hotel Monteleone from my apartment’s balcony was a prelude of learning, understanding and working under “the sign on the roof.”

Hotel Monteleone Sign Night

Night Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign

Hotel Monteleone Sign Black and White

Black and White Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign

Hotel Monteleone Sign Night

Night Shot of the Hotel Monteleone Sign