The 2-Cent Stamp: An Andrew Jackson Cocktail
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Landry’s Seafood House has fabulous views of both the Mississippi River and Jackson Square. At the heart of Jackson Square is a statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Every January, this famous battle is reenacted at Chalmette Battlefield.
In 1863, during the Civil War, the Confederate government issued two Confederate postage stamps featuring Jackson’s portrait, a red 2-cent stamp and a green 2-cent stamp. This cocktail, a spin-off of the Pimm’s Cup, was named in honor of Old Hickory, the 7th president of the United States.
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp. fresh grated cucumber
- 1 ½ oz. Pimm’s No. 1
- ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. Sprite
- 2 oz. club soda
- 1 cucumber wheel on rim
- 2 cucumber wheels shoved in cocktail (thinly sliced and cut in half)
- Take a 12 ½ oz. highball glass. In a shaker tin, muddle the mint leaves, fresh grated cucumber and Pimm’s No. 2.
- Add the fresh lemon juice, Sprite and club soda to tin with ice and stir.
- Double strain over fresh ice and add garnish.