Jean Lafitte

This great cocktail was created by an old employee of ours: Adam Larkin

Jean Lafitte (1780-1823) was a French-American pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico (known then colloquially as “The Spanish Lake”) in the early 19th Century.  He aided American forces in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.  This drink the “Lafitte” was created in his honor.

This drink is a perfect substitute for your morning mimosa or just any time you want to escape to the open sea.


Brut or other sparkling wine (roughly 9 oz)
3 oz Expedition Rum
1/2 oz Grenadine
Orange Juice (1-2 oz or so)


Fill a champagne flute half full with Brut, then add Expedition Rum and Grenadine.  Top off with Orange Juice.  Enjoy!

You can also make a version of this drink with Sprite or 7UP in place of the Brut or sparkling wine.  It is called a French Sailor.  Recipe for French Sailor HERE.