The Basin Street cocktail can be traced back to the 1800s when it was known as the “New Orleans Fizz”. The cocktail’s name came from its birthplace in Basin Street, a famous street in New Orleans. At this time, it was served in a tall glass and made with whisky, lemon juice and triple sec. The drink became so popular that it started being served all over New Orleans during the 1910s and 1920s.
In 1933, a bartender by the name of Walter Bergeron created a new recipe for this drink by adding egg whites to it. He claimed that he invented this recipe after travelling to Cuba and finding out about Bacardi rum from people there.
It is a fine, refreshing blend of bourbon and Triple Sec, the orange-flavored liqueur. There's no better way to celebrate than with this classic cocktail.
2 Ounce(s) Bourbon whiskey
3/4 Ounce(s) Triple Sec
3/4 Ounce(s) Fresh lemon juice
1. Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.