Create the official Monteleone Cocktail

by Stevi on May 7, 2009

in Contests,Events


This month is the 60th anniversary of the Hotel Monteleone, a venerable French Quarter institution and Headquarters Hotel for Tales of the Cocktail 2009.

In reviewing their history, they discovered that starting in 1949, there was a specialty Monteleone Cocktail. It was on the menu until the late 60’s or 70’s, but then was lost to mists of time, including any details on what was in it.

To celebrate their 60th anniversary, they are holding a cocktail contest to nominal a new official Monteleone Cocktail. Now most drink contests are restricted to bartenders, but this one is open to the general public. That means you, yes you, can enter!

There are no requirements on types of liquor or style of drink.

Simply submit your recipe by May 18, 2009 by emailing your drink recipe, name, address and phone number, to If you have a blog, please write about the cocktail there, but that is not a requirement.

On May 21, during the Carousel anniversary party, VIPs will judge all the drink entries. If your drink is chosen, it will become the official Monteleone Cocktail. You will also receive four free nights at the Hotel during this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

I’ll be submitting an entry. Think you can do better than me? You should submit one, too!

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