Ask A Boston Bartender: Mardi Gras Cocktail From Estelle’s Southern Cuisine

February 26, 2014 7:17 AM

Estelle’s – South End Hurricane (Photo from Estelle’s)

Mardi Gras is coming up on Tuesday. And when most people hear ‘Fat Tuesday,’ they think ‘New Orleans.’ Estelle’s in the South End of Boston has built a name for itself by serving up southern cuisine with a twist. They also serve a mean cocktail. We hit up Estelle’s bar manager Jen LaForge for the recipe for one of those drinks, the South End Hurricane, a festive Bourbon Street-inspired cocktail that the restaurant will be serving special on Mardi Gras.
Estelle's - South End Hurricane (Photo from Estelle's)

Estelle’s – South End Hurricane (Photo from Estelle’s)

South End Hurricane

1oz Prichard’s Peach Mango Rum
1oz Cruzan Pineapple Rum
1/2 oz amaretto
1/2 oz Don Ciccio Hibiscus liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz pomegranate juice

Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime wheel.

On Fat Tuesday, LaForge will serve the South End Hurricane and other delicious cocktails at Estelle’s, while Executive Chef Eric Gburski embraces the spirit of New Orleans with exclusive Mardi Gras specials. Chef Gburski will offer a two-course prix fixe menu that will give revelers a night of pure “Fat Tuesday” indulgence.

Two-course prix fixe: $30.95
South End Hurricane: $9.95
Special available Tuesday, March 3, from 5pm – 1:30am

Estelle's Bar Manager Jen LaForge

Estelle’s Bar Manager Jen LaForge

Jen LaForge
Bar Manager
782 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 250-2999

Laforge started learning the art of bartending while working at the Cheesecake Factory in the Prudential Center. After working at many local establishments honing her craft, Jen landed at Eastern Standard, one of Boston’s most celebrated cocktail establishments. At the end of 2012, Jen had the opportunity to take on a position at Chefs Brian Poe and Eric Gburski’s new southern eatery in the South End, Estelle’s. Jen started as a bartender and was promoted to management where she was tasked with developing a cocktail program for a bar that was previously lauded for its beer selections. Working with a beer, wine and cordial license has been an adventurous learning experience for Jen which has allowed for her creativity to take on new challenges resulting in stellar sips and creations.