Cocktail de Canailles
Updated: Feb 5
We're teaming up with Krewe de Canailles and naming a cocktail in honor of the Lafayette Mardi Gras krewe!
Made with JT 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. JT 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)
In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries, lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
Add vodka and ice, then shake well for approximately 10 seconds.
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 JT 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
In a bowl, muddle blackberries, lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
Add muddled mix, vodka, and crushed ice to a pitcher then mix well.
Pour into individual serving glasses and top with sparkling water.