Many people think of the 1970’s as a punch line, but what about a cocktail menu that is an ode to one of the most influential decades in the US?

This season, Mixologist Kent Westmoreland of The Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court, New Orleans, decided to forego the trend of pumpkin fall drinks, after being inspired by a 16-year-old boy seen driving around the French Quarter, rocking out to a 70’s classic.

An experimental period where creatives pushed the boundaries influencing film and music, with icons like Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas, Jagger and Zeppelin who changed the industries; The Cocktail Bar will be serving up a special menu with six cocktails to celebrate the “ME” decade.

“Many people think of the 1970s as a punch line, but it was a seminal decade in history. Because of Vietnam and Watergate, politicians are viewed more realistically. Influential films like The Godfather, Chinatown and the original Star Wars hit the silver screen and classic rock is the music of the ‘70s. And we should all be drinking more Grasshoppers.”
– Kent Westmoreland

Harvey Slambanger

Harvey Slambanger

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Harvey Slambanger

Variation of the classic, Harvey Walblanger cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Reyka Vodka
  • 1/4 oz. Galliano
  • 2 dashes Bitterman’s Tiki Bitters
  • 3 oz. Orange Juice

Sunrise with Mick

Sunrise with Mick

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Sunrise with Mick

Variation of the Tequila Sunrise, the drink of The Stones 1972 tour

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila
  • 1/4 oz. Chambord
  • 4 oz. Orange Juice

Disco Sally

Inspired by Sally Lippman and her days at Studio 54

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Oro
  • 1/4 oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 pomegranate grenadine
  • 1 Egg White

follow the money

Follow the Money

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Follow the Money

Inspired by the 1976 motion picture, All the President’s Men

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Reyka vodka
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. honey/cinnamon syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Lillet B

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

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Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

Inspired by The Godfather, Parts I and II

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Oro
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
Windsor Court Hotel Cocktail Bar

Windsor Court Hotel Cocktail Bar

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