Elyx House at Tales of the Cocktail was undoubtedly the best yet, with a constant line wrapped around the block.

Set within the beautiful architecture of Latrobe’s on Royal in New Orleans’ French Quarter, this year’s Elyx House had guest appearances from world-famous bartenders including Alex Kratena & Simone Caporale (both formally of World’s Best Bar, The Artesian), Leo Robitschek (Eleven Madison Park and Nomad), Toby Cecchini (creator of the Cosmopolitan and owner of Long Island Bar), Maxime Belfand (Saxon + Parole), Davide Segat (Edition Hotels Beverage Director) and Nick Strangeway (creative genius), the event’s two bars and cocktail stations showcased a variety of standout drinks with unique concepts and thematic vessels. Along with the Elyx Boutique, activities and entertainment included live music, a personalized copper jewelry maker, a beauty salon, and a miniature restaurant where Elyx’s personal chef served classic Swedish brunch dishes throughout the day.

Trends such as creative vessels, the new Elyx Boutique which donates to Water For People with every purchase, and the fact that Elyx House was one of the top activations at Tales shows that vodka is back.

Here are the cocktails that were being served at Elyx House at TOTC 2017:

The Elyx Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc

Vessel: Cocktail Coupe

Garnish: Lemon Zest

Preparation: Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garish.


Elyx Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz. Lillet Rose
  • Top Fevertree Elderflower Tonic

Vessel: Highball Glass

Garnish: Lemon Wheel

Preparation: Build in highball glass over cubed ice, top with Elderflower Tonic, stir gently and garnish.


Pimp My Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Raspberry Cordial*
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Top Ginger Beer

Vessel: Copper Mule Cup

Garnish: Fresh Raspberry and Candied Ginger

Preparation: Build over cubed ice in a copper mule cup and top with ginger beer. Cap with crushed ice and garnish.


Cold Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1/2 oz. Oloroso Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Cynar
  • 1/2 oz. Demerera Syrup
  • 1 oz. Cold Brew Coffee

Vessel: Rocks Glass

Garnish: Orange Zest

Preparation: Stir all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass. Strain over ice in a rocks glass and garnish.


Bloc Party

Compliments of Leo Robitschek

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz. Cream Sherry
  • 1 oz. Fino Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz. Red Bell Pepper Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh Vanilla Cordial*
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh Passionfruit Puree

Vessel: Copper Squirrel

Preparation: Shake all ingredients and strain into copper squirrel over cubed ice, cap with crushed ice and garnish.


Fennel Countdown

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1/4 oz. Suze
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Fennel Cordial*
  • 2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

Vessel: Copper Coupe

Garnish: Grapefruit Zest

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish.


Tangerine & Olive

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz. Italian Bitters
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Tangerine Juice
  • 1 oz. Tonic Water
  • 1 dash Rhubarb Bitters

Vessel: Rocks Glass

Garnish: Dehydrated Orange & Green Olive

Preparation: Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into a rocks glass over ice, top with tonic water and garnish.


Silly Rabbit

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1/2 oz. Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Pineapple Cordial*
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 oz. Perrier Jouet Champagne

Vessel: Copper Rabbit

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, strain into copper rabbit over cubed ice, cap with crushed ice and garnish.


Butterfly

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 4 oz. Jasmine Needle Tea
  • 1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Orange Blossom & Jasmine Honey
  • 1/2 oz. Butterfly Pea Flower Extract

Vessel: Rocks Glass

Preparation: Freeze in a slushy machine and serve.