New Years Eve Cocktails

Toast to 2021 and say goodbye to 2020 with these Louisiana cocktails!

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French 75 Cocktail from Arnaud's Restaurant

Arnaud's French 75 bar's namesake cocktail, the French 75.


Vieux Carre cocktail from the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge tucked inside the historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.


Brandy Milk Punch from The Roost Bar at Brennan's Restaurant.

Taste a famous Sazerac cocktail at the Roosevelt New Orleans.

The official drink of New Orleans, the Sazerac.

This New Year’s Eve looks a little different for everyone, whether you are safely gathering with a few close friends or staying in with your family you’re going to need something to toast in the new year and say goodbye to 2020! 

While there are lots of great cocktails to choose from we think these 4 options are sure to please just about any palette.

Brandy Milk Punch: Usually enjoyed during the holiday season for brunch, this classic cocktail is a rich and creamy way to start, enhance or end your NYE.

Vieux Carre Cocktail: This eye-opening libation was invented in New Orleans in 1937 by Hotel Monteleone head bartender Walter Bergeron. It’s bold, and richly spiced and sure to warm you from the inside out.

Sazerac: We would be remiss not to mention the official cocktail of New Orleans and the drink  widely known as “America’s First Cocktail”, the Sazerac. We like to call it the perfect representation of Louisiana in a glass, grab the recipe and start sipping this legendary cocktail.

French 75: It’s not New Year’s Eve without some bubbles so pop the champagne and make yourself a French 75. It is not only the signature drink and namesake of Arnaud’s French 75 bar but they have perfected the recipe and shared it with us.

There are tons of options when it comes to making your spirits bright with spirits made right here in Louisiana so check out this list of local distillers and stock your bar for every occasion.