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Cocktail de Canailles Recipe

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

We're teaming up with Krewe de Canailles and naming a cocktail in honor of the Lafayette Mardi Gras krewe!

Made with J.T. Meleck Vodka, blackberries, lime, and a sprig of mint leaves, the Cocktail de Canailles was a staff favorite when we made the drink here at the distillery. This cocktail is a spin on a traditional mojito that uses vodka instead of rum.

Cocktail de Canailles Ingredients (single serving)

  • 2 oz. J.T. Meleck Vodka

  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup

  • 6 mint leaves

  • 8 fresh blackberries

  • half a lime, cut into quarters

Cocktail de Canailles Directions (single serving)

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries, lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup.

  2. Add vodka and ice, then shake well for approximately 10 seconds.

  3. Pour cocktail shaker contents into a serving glass, top with sparkling water, garnish with mint leaves and a lime peel, and enjoy!


If you've ever been to Mardi Gras you know that sometimes more than one drink is appropriate, so we've also included quantities and directions for making a pitcher of the Cocktail de Canaille below!

Cocktail de Canailles by the pitcher Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of J.T. Meleck Vodka

  • 9.5 oz. of simple syrup

  • 6 limes cut in half then quartered

  • 72 mint leaves

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries

Cocktail de Canailles by the pitcher Directions

  1. In a bowl, muddle blackberries, lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup.

  2. Add muddled mix, vodka, and crushed ice to a pitcher then mix well.

  3. Pour into individual serving glasses and top with sparkling water.

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