Cocktails of the week: Mer-tinis and Pirate Punch at Audubon’s Mermaid Saloon

Audubon Aquarium is offering grown-ups the chance to see the famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids on the night of Nov. 8 in a so-fin-sticated and kid-free experience at the "Mermaid Saloon."

by Mary Staes
October 30, 2018

“You used to call me on my shellphone…”

But really, after two of these drinks, you might want to put your phone away to avoid texting your ex.

Audubon Aquarium is offering grown-ups the chance to see the famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids on the night of Nov. 8 in a so-fin-sticated and kid-free experience at the “Mermaid Saloon.”

Part of the package are two speciality cocktails; the Mertini and the Pirate Punch.

The Mertini is a play on a classic martini, with passionfruit puree, pineapple juice and blue curacao. Pirate Punch is a play on an Indonesian Rum Punch, with four different types of rum.

Mertini

1.5 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. Blue curacao
1 oz. passionfruit puree
1/2 oz. lime juice, squeezed

Shake, serve in a martini glass. Garnish with starfruit. And enjoy!

Pirate’s Punch

1 oz. coconut rum
.5 oz. dark rum
.5 oz. spiced rum
.5 oz. Jamaican dark rum
1.5 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. orange juice
Shake, serve on the rocks in a tiki glass.

Click here to find out more info about the Mermaid Saloon and how to get tickets!

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Getting there
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon 10am–5pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 10am–5pm
More Info

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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