1oz. raw sugar simple syrup
4 slices lemon
8 or 9 large mint leaves
Put lemon and mint in shaker. Add simple syrup and muddle together. Add rum and ice to your shaker. Shake vigorously and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon. Serves 1.
The Sister Suffragette was a tasting room special that we released in that month-long period between coronavirus closures in honor of our first-ever 3rd of July Drop-In in 2020, shortly after we opened our doors. This quickly became a top 5 favorite of our co-founder Meagen and a bestseller in the tasting room. Since this recipe requires muddling lemons and mint, it became too difficult to adapt as a pre-batched cocktail to go - our saving grace during the height of the pandemic - and was ultimately pulled from the menu. It returns every once in a while for special occasions (sometimes renamed the Sister Stegosaurus, so keep your eyes out on our social media for announcements!)
In case you miss it as much as we do when it's gone, these are fun and easy to make at home. The zip from the lemon and light, cool refreshment of the mint, not to mention the richness of the 504Gold, make it one of our favorite drinks of the summer.
A note about the name: Did you know that naming a cocktail (especially a patriotic one) is not always the easiest? Many of our favorites on the menu go through several rounds of brainstorming or edits before they finally make it to the big screen in our tasting room. While we love them all, they're not all masterpieces. (Remember "Take Off that Monkey Suit" from Halloween 2021? Or the "Dino-Mosa"? Oh wait, isn't that one on the Summer 2022 menu? ...Look, we try.)
In this case, Mary Poppins is clearly a masterpiece and Mrs. Banks - obviously and without question - one of the fiercest moms in the Disney universe. Her musical number inspired the name of this dainty yet punchy cocktail that appeared on our original July menu, and it's all very charming. HOWEVER, as 2020 progressed, we got to thinking...the suffragette movement (while extremely important) also left behind - and set a precedent that continues to leave behind - women of color. As for us, delicious craft beverages should never leave anyone behind even if they do have a cute name. (While we're here, if you're reading a bunch of disruptive and interesting books about how our society got to the place we're in now (us too), check out White Feminism by our good friend Koa Beck (Simon and Schuster, 2021).
TLDR; Here's what we know for sure: (1) Women's rights aren't quite as "cute" as dinosaur-themed cocktails; (2) It's okay for cocktails to stand for more than just delicious craft rum sometimes. What do you think? Keep it? Or rename it for good?
TASTING ROOM HOURS
Mon-Wed | 12pm-7pm
Thurs-Sat | 12pm-8pm
Sun | 12pm-6pm
TOURS AND TASTINGS
Everyday By Appointment
Credit/Debit is preferred in the tasting room. We do not keep cash on the premises and cannot give change for cash transactions. If necessary, special arrangements can be made in advance of your visit.
1512 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd & Carondelet Street
One block off Saint Charles Ave @ Melpomene streetcar stop
Free street parking is available
Bicyclists receive 10% off
*The address may also appear on your GPS as 1512 Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive. Never fear - you're in the right place! We are located on a renamed, two-block stretch of Carondelet Street.
Happy Raptor Distilling, LLC is a woman-owned business and a member of the Certified Louisiana network.
According to law, we never sell or promote the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
Please drink responsibly.