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The talented bartender at The Grill Room located inside the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans will mix up tried and true classic cocktails or inventive crafty creations, whether your mood dictates purism or adventure. 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 taste 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. If you visit The Grill Room for breakfast, order a morning cocktail such as the Brandy Milk Punch, an Elder Blossom, or a standard Bloody Mary.