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Drinks at Carousel Bar - shockingly sweet!

skinny | Jan 12, 201110:27 AM

My boyfriend and I stopped in the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone last night for a nightcap. We weren't lucky enough to get a set at the incredible rotating bar, unfortunately. The cocktail menu read like it was straight out of 1950. Excellent omen!

He ordered an Old Fashioned. I had the Gin Fizz. Both were way, way over the line sugary. Mine was like a milkshake it had so much cream in it. You couldn't taste the lemon/lime at all. Ick! Perhaps they've altered the recipes for the palates of tourists?

The waiter came over and asked how thing were so I told him our drinks were too sweet. He didn't offer to replace them. They were so bad I really didn't even want to pay for them. I'm hoping it was just an off night with a bad bartender, but we won't be going back to find out.

Five stars for the room. One star for the drinks.

Any cocktail purists out there care to chime in on the best bars?

Carousel Bar
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

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