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Carnival Spirit At The Sazerac House

The Carnival Spirit is definitely mixing at the Sazerac House with cocktail demonstrations, costume crafting sessions and king cake pairings. 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.

Carnival Spirit At The Sazarac House Series

The Sazerac House Carnival Events Series will include:

February 10th: King Cake and Cocktails Pairing

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

“King’s Day at the Sazerac House”

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

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.

Sazerac House Events - Spirited Head Dress Workshop

February 17th: Spirited Mask Making Workshop

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.

Get tickets to the events – HERE.

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

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

New Orleans Local Calendar of Events.

New Orleans Local is your best resource for the latest events happening around the city. Whether you are looking for festivals, parties, theater, charity events or events for kids, we have everything you need to be in the “know.”  Our Calendar of Events welcomes any organization or business to submit events – HERE – to help let our community know what is happening around town. Everybody knows about Mardi Gras, but do they know about the latest charitable event, local marathons, holiday events, or reveillon dinners? Submit your event with a great photo, so we can let people know what events you want to help to promote in the New Orleans area.  Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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