Naturally, the idea for Alchemy started in a wine bar. In our case, this wine bar was in New Orleans. Since then, we’ve worked to bring that laid-back, jazzy NOLA vibe to Buffalo.
Mardi Gras is almost here, and it’s time to party, New Orleans style.
A little history
A secret society of businessmen called Mistick Krewe of Comus planned and financed a torch-lit procession through the streets of New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras back in 1857. Since then, Fat Tuesday has become an annual celebration filled with colorful floats, masks, king cakes, and cocktails.
This calls for cocktails
An iconic party like Mardi Gras deserves equally as iconic cocktails, luckily Hurricanes and Vieux Carrés fit this description.
The Hurricane was invented at Pat O’Brien’s in 1956 when whiskey was expensive and rum was cheap. But popular cocktails didn’t use rum. O’Brien’s head bartender, Louis Culligan, changed that. He created a cocktail using rum, lemon juice, and a specialty passion fruit syrup called Fassionola, and put it in a Hurricane glass.
Traditional NOLA Eats
We’re bringing you that traditional NOLA food for one night only! We’ve got Cajun Shrimp or Chicken Po’ Boys, Raw Oysters on a ½ shell and Beignets!
The recipe for an unforgettable party
If you haven’t had either of these drinks or eats before (or even if you have) you don’t want to miss our Mardi Gras party on March 2. We’ll be serving up our own take on Hurricanes and French 75s as well as a food menu that would make anyone from New Orleans proud. Excited? We are, too! Check out our Facebook page for more info.