In late January, I spent a Monday morning carousing the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. I was joined by famed bartender Marvin Allen and Sazerac Brand Manager, Jana Ritter. We discussed the role of local brands in New Orleans cocktail culture followed by Marvin treating Jana and myself to some delectable liquid treats.

Please check out the following videos, filmed/edited/music by yours truly, to find out how to make a truly delicious cocktail. Also please support Herbsaint and Peychaud Bitter’s (clients) over at Facebook. ( (