1oz. Herbal Simple Syrup
1oz. Pineapple juice
1oz. Mango juice
5 shakes bitters (we recommend tropical paradiso bitters)
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain.
We are well into spooky season, and we are THRIVING. We've come up with dozens of haunt and horror inspired cocktails this month and we're so excited to share them all with you in our spooktacular Halloween Weekend Festivities! Witch's Brew was among the first Halloween cocktails we previewed this month, and we are obsessed - we like to pretend it's made with vampire fangs, zombie fingers, spiderwebs and werewolf blood... There's apparently a shortage on those ingredients, so we settled for some fruity and botanical flavors reminiscent of the herbs you might find stewing in a witch's cauldron.
1oz. Pineapple Habanero Syrup
1oz. Lemon Juice
1oz. Orange Juice
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon slice, if desired.
After shutting down the tasting room and securing their own homes, our incredible team scattered across the Gulf Coast, some staying in the city and some evacuating ahead of Hurricane Ida's landfall in New Orleans. Product Development Specialist Parker spent the week on the beach a few states over, which proved to be the perfect atmosphere for cocktail creation. (Seriously, he came back with a notebook full of new cocktails ideas - we can't wait to share them all with you!) The Surf Slap is brought to you by salty air, sandy toes, suntans, and the sensation of waves slapping against every step towards the sea. The Surf Slap, along with an endless list of upcoming cocktail releases, arrived with the inspiration of solace from the storm. It might not be the shoreside vacay you're craving, but we hope each sip of the Surf Slap offers some refreshing satisfaction, however momentary.
1/2oz simple syrup
3 dashes lime bitters
3 dashes aromatic bitters
Add ingredients to rocks glass, stir with ice, serve over a few cubes of ice.
The first Hibiscus Old Fashioned we made was for one of our regulars during the holiday season. At the time, our only other versions of an old fashioned on the menu were the Traditional and Spiced Banana Old Fashioned.
Adjusting our old fashioned recipe to let the 504Hibiscus shine was an easy task. Perfect for those whose usual drink is rum neat, the light addition of syrup and bitters complement and open up the flavor nuances of the 504Hibiscus.
1oz. simple syrup
1oz. lime juice
2 sprigs mint
Add rum, syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice, along with leaves from 1 sprig of mint. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice. Add 1 sprig mint garnish.
Who doesn't love a good mojito? Perfectly refreshing with the power to cool you down on the hottest of summer days, our Hibiscus Mojito reminds us of everything we love in our summer gardens. On the back patio at the Happy Raptor tasting room, we have several planters growing some of our favorite cocktail ingredients like habaneros, rosemary, hibiscus, and - you guessed it - mint! (Learn more about growing your own cocktail garden here!) It's no secret that we prioritize using local ingredients. The molasses base for our rum is sourced from Louisiana-grown sugar cane, and many of our herb garnishes are grown right on our back patio. The Hibiscus Mojito is the perfect example of marrying our passion for sustainability with premium cocktail creation.
1oz. pineapple juice
1oz. cranberry juice
1oz. lime juice
5 shakes chili bitters
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain over ice. Garnish with a fresh hot pepper, if you like it extra hot.
As a major trading port just north of the Caribbean, New Orleans has been home to many a pirate and privateer in its 300+ year history. The Redbeard is inspired by the many legendary seafarers who transported rum and other goods to and from New Orleans throughout its tricentennial existence. With plenty of tropical flavors and just enough spice to make it interesting, the Redbeard will make you feel like you're aboard a great ship traversing across the seas in search of the greatest rum ever made - good news for you, you've already found it at Happy Raptor!
1oz. Simple Syrup
1oz. Lime Juice
Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice.
What's more New Orleanian than a daiquiri?
When we opened, we knew highlighting Louisiana flavors and creations would be a fundamental part of our operations. We source our ingredients locally wherever possible, starting with our molasses from Louisiana-grown sugar cane. Featuring classic Louisiana cocktails on our menu was a no-brainer to continue the local theme.
Our original tasting room cocktail menu featured several Louisiana classics, but the daiquiris stole the show. Simple and foolproof, the traditional daiquiri lets the 504Silver shine, bringing our Louisiana flavors to the forefront of your palate.
Think we have the best classic Louisiana cocktails? Let the world know by voting for Happy Raptor in Gambit Weekly's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll!
Vote for us in these categories:
- Best Distillery
- Best place to get a traditional Louisiana cocktail
- Best Louisiana-made food product (504Rum)
- Best woman-owned small business
1oz. pineapple juice
1oz. apple juice
2 shakes Aromatic bitters
Add rum, juices and horchata to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain over ice. Top with two shakes aromatic bitters of choice.
The White Whaler came into existence in the same week we developed the recipe for The Blue Mamou. We made an excess of horchata concentrate, and decided to experiment and see what else we could come up with! Thus, the White Whaler was born. We think its just the right balance of tart and creamy for a summer refresher.
2oz 504Hibiscus Rum
1oz Blue Horchata
1oz Best OJ
1oz Blueberry syrup
2 Shakes Orange Bitters
Orange peel for garnish
Marsh Parsley for garnish
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish as desired with orange peel and marsh parsley.
To Make Blue Horchata
2 parts (1/2 lb) blue mosaic corn flour
2 parts rice flour
1 part pecan flour
2 parts turbinado/raw sugar
5 parts water
One lime, sliced and dehydrated
Zest of one orange
10 dried rose petals
Bring all ingredients to simmer until rice and corn become tender, stirring constantly, about 20 minutes. Add more water as necessary to create desired thickness.
Strain and bottle.
To Make Best OJ
Gather oranges and peel, reserving peels. Juice fruit into a container. Infuse half of peels into juice overnight, reserving remainder as cocktail garnish.
To Make Blueberry syrup.
1 cup Local Blueberry Juice (We use J&D Farms Juice)
1 cup sugar
3 Rosemary sprigs
5 Mint sprigs
Add all ingredients to a pot and heat to a simmer. Let herbs steep in syrup for 30 minutes. Strain and cool.
We developed this cocktail for the annual Garden to Glass cocktail competition at the National WWII Museum, hosted by Eat Local NOLA & the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee. The challenge was to create a cocktail made from local ingredients that could have been commonly found in victory gardens during the WWII era. Our cocktail won the competition, and we couldn't be prouder! If it's too intimidating to try this at home, you can sample the winning cocktail at The American Sector for the next year.
We got to work, knowing that 504Hibiscus would be the base of our drink. The Blue Mamou is loosely based on a cocktail called The Big Mamou that was served at The American Sector, restaurant at the WWII Museum, around 10 years ago. The Big Mamou originated in the 1940s in New Orleans, and was commonly served as a tiki cocktail at the Sazerac, the Roosevelt's Blue Room, and other high-end bars in the city. The original version of the drink, as far as we can gather from our historical research, commonly used rum, orgeat, fruit juice and herbs.
Our version of the classic tiki drink highlights our floral rum and subs in house-made horchata for orgeat, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and a blueberry-herb syrup with wild-foraged marsh parsley as a perfectly refreshing, sustainably sourced garnish.
We hope you like it as much as we do!
1oz. Lemon juice
1oz. Lime juice
1oz. Hibiscus Syrup
5 dashes angostura bitters
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice.
We concocted this drink under a different name (one reminiscent of the LeVar Burton children's show from the 90s) for our friends at One Book One New Orleans for their 2021 cohort graduation ceremony (which they're hosting on our patio this Sunday!).
Since it's also the end of Pride Month (and since we can't exactly name it after the aforementioned, thematically appropriate television program) we renamed it to commemorate the end of an historic month for Happy Raptor. Thank you to everyone who has made this month so special - our art and food vendors, anyone who's stopped in for a cocktail or bottle, those of you who've shared our posts, and everyone in the extended Happy Raptor family.
The Rainbow's End is similar to a floral margarita - equal parts tart, sweet, and smoky. 25% of proceeds from this cocktail will benefit One Book One New Orleans now through June 27.
2oz. 504Bananas Foster
1oz. Blueberry Juice (we recommend JD Blueberry Farms juice)
1oz. Lemon Juice
1oz. Herbal simple syrup
5 dashes aromatic bitters
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and strain over ice. Top with herb garnish.
Heat one part water to one part sugar in a pan. Let sugar dissolve and bring to a simmer. Add herbs and let steep on a low simmer for half an hour. We recommend a few sprigs of mint and rosemary, but any herb would work well in this cocktail. Strain into a container for later use.
Hi from Marketing Manager Ash! June is an important month in the LGBTQ+ Community as we celebrate Pride during this month, in remembrance of the Stonewall uprisings of June 1969. Marsha P. Johnson was a prominent figure in the Stonewall rebellion, and it is because of her and several other trans black women that the LGBTQ+ community has made it this far and can continue to fight for our collective liberation.
In planning our Pride Art Market and other pride month activities, it was important to me and other LGBTQ+ staff members to honor our predecessors, like Marsha P. Johnson, Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk, and so many others who worked to improve and expand our rights.
Stop in this weekend to try all our Pride Specials, benefiting House of Tulip:
The Marsha P.: Pay it no mind, a blueberry and herb drink with 504Bananas Foster.
Harvey's Jungle Milk: Fruity, nutty and creamy.
The Bayard Rustin: Our take on a Dark & Stormy.
The Stonewaller: It Packs a Punch.
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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.
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