The Sazerac House Celebrates Mardi Gras with Special Event Series, “King Cocktail” House Float and More throughout Carnival Season
Guests will enjoy cocktail demonstrations, costume crafting sessions and king cake pairings
NEW ORLEANS, LA (January 25, 2022)
Who: The Sazerac House team, along with cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce, Mask and Headdress Designer Elizabeth Zibilich and Bywater Bakery.
What: In honor of a return to the parade route, the Sazerac House will be hosting a series of special events celebrating the merriment and festivities of carnival, alongside delicious and historic cocktail pairings.
The Sazerac House Carnival Events Series will include:
- February 10th: King Cake and Cocktails Pairing
o What is Carnival season without king cake and boozy beverages? Join us as we explore the history and craft of king cake and carnival cocktails and let’s toast to Mardi Gras with perfect pairings for carnival gatherings. Hosted by our Sazerac House Bar Experts and Bywater Bakery. Price: $30 per person
- February 15th: Drink & Learn Carnival Traditions
o Few visitors realize that Carnival is not merely a day or a weekend, but a season, stretching from January 6th (Twelfth Night) until Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. New Orleanians celebrate throughout the season, hosting friends to watch parades, making costumes, and attending balls. All of these festivities are usually accompanied by drinks, some complicated, some simple, but all tied to the spirit of Carnival. Join us to learn how New Orleanians have been drinking during Carnival for the past 300 years. Hosted by Drinks Historian Elizabeth Pearce. Price: $30 per person
- February 16th: Spirited Head Dress Workshop
o Delight in a head dress making workshop as you sip on parade perfect cocktails. Add flair to your Carnival outfits and discover creative techniques to bring your Mardi Gras style to life under the instruction of a head dress artist Elizabeth Zibilich. Session includes all materials, however guests are invited to bring items from home that they would like to incorporate into their design. Cocktails and snacks will be served. Price: $50 per person.
- February 17th: Spirited Mask Making Workshop
o Delight in a mask making workshop as you sip on parade perfect cocktails. Customize a classic Carnival mask and discover creative techniques from mask designer Elizabeth Zibilich to bring your Mardi Gras style to life. Session includes all materials, however guests are invited to bring items from home that they would like to incorporate into their design. Cocktails and snacks will be served. Cost: $50 per person.
Where: Sazerac House
101 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
All in-person events will take place in the Imperial Cabinet Saloon, a spacious event venue on the 4th Floor of the Sazerac House which allows guests plenty of room for social distancing.
- King Cake and Cocktails Pairing, Thursday February 4th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Drink & Learn: Carnival Traditions, Tuesday February 15th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Spirited Head Dress Workshop, Wednesday, February 16th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
- Spirited Mask Making Workshop, Thursday, February 17th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Why: The history of New Orleans is full of carnival stories and cocktail infused legend, and the Sazerac House is celebrating big this year. Special events, alongside the “King Cocktail” House Float in the lobby of the Sazerac House, welcome guests to experience Carnival in true New Orleans fashion.
How: Tickets are available online at tickets.sazerachouse.com. In-person events will include socially-distanced seating and personal protective equipment is required for all guests and staff.
About the Sazerac House
Standing proudly in a historic building at the corner of Canal and Magazine, and just a short stroll from the original 1850s era Sazerac Coffeehouse, the Sazerac House is an immersive exploration of the spirited culture of New Orleans. Featuring three floors of interactive exhibits across 48,000 square feet, including private event venues, an on-site Sazerac Rye distillery, and Peychaud’s Bitters production facility, the Sazerac House welcomes visitors to experience New Orleans history through the stories of its cocktails. For more information on the Sazerac House, please visit www.sazerachouse.com.
About the Sazerac Company
Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.
Here’s to always having a good drink — and a better story.