Pretty Ricky Cocktail from Compère Lapin in New Orleans

Named the “Biggest Booze Debut” of the year by Eater NOLA, the cocktail program at Compère Lapin is helmed by award-winning mixologist Abigail Gullo, Heaven Hill “Bartender of the Year” 2016 and Eater NOLA’s “Bartender of the Year 2014.”

Celebrate National Rum Day with a plethora of rum cocktails to choose from, including the Pretty Ricky featuring El Dorado 5 – aged for a minimum of 5 years in bourbon oak barrels –  Amontillado Sherry, demerara syrup, lemon juice, mixed fruit preserves, topped with one orange wheel, mint sprig and berries; Holy Trinidaiq made with rum, coconut, angostura bitters, and lime; frozen concoctions such as the Cajun Coquito – rum, coconut, allspice, and condensed milk; and frozen Café Du Horchata made with rum, rice, cinnamon, coffee, almond, and pecan.

Thank you to everyone at Compère Lapin for sharing the Pretty Ricky recipe with us!

(photo credit: Compère Lapin)


1.5 oz     El Dorado 5-year Rum
.75 oz     Amontillado Sherry
.25 oz     Demerara Syrup
.25 oz     Lemon juice
1 tsp       Mixed fruit preserves
Berries, orange wheel, and mint sprig for garnish
Powdered sugar

Place all ingredients in a mixing tin with two ice cubes and quickly whip shake. Strain into a rocks glass and pack with crushed ice. Garnish with berries, orange wheel, and mint sprig. Dust with powdered sugar.

Compère Lapin is located in the Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery Hotel at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. The restaurant serves lunch daily 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM; light bites 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Happy Hour 3 PM – 6 PM; and dinner nightly from 5:30 PM – 11 PM.  Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM – 2 PM. Valet parking is $5 and ample municipal parking is available.

For more information, call (504) 599-2119, or visit

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