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The Grill Room located inside the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans has a bar. Its bar and lounge area have the look and feel of a traditional English country club, with leather seating and rich dark wood furnishings. Your friendly bartender will shake up fine classic cocktails or inventive crafty creations. You’d be wise to try New Orleans-born drinks such as the Sazerac, invented in the city in the mid-1800s and made with rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, a twist of lemon, and an old-fashioned glass coated with a few dashes of absinthe. Another local specialty to try would be the Ramos Gin Fizz, invented in the late 1800s on the same street The Grill Room is located on today. This frothy nightcap is a mix of gin, lemon juice, lime juice, orange flower water, sugar, cream, egg white, and soda water – while the original recipe called for the drink to be shaken for a whopping 12 minutes, your bartender’s abbreviated process is just as effective, making for a creamy, nuanced liquid dessert.