Windsor Court To Award Elysian Fields Forever Cocktail Proceeds To St. Bernard Project

NEW ORLEANS – For the month of August, Windsor Court Hotel will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from the sales of its new cocktail, Elysian Fields Forever, to the St. Bernard Project in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

         Windsor Court wants to recognize the organization they say has been instrumental in getting the city back on its feet 10 years since the storm. The St. Bernard Project was founded in 2006 to rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and is now a nationally recognized leader in disaster resilience and recovery.

         “For over 30 years, Windsor Court Hotel has depended on the city of New Orleans, and we are pleased to give something back as we reflect on this pivotal time in our city’s history,” said Windsor Court General Manager David Teich. “The work of the St. Bernard Project was invaluable to reviving the city of New Orleans and bringing its residents home, and we are proud to support their ongoing progress.”

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         Windsor Court Mixologist Kent Westmoreland designed the Elysian Fields Forever cocktail to honor the New Orleans spirit. The name references the city’s storied boulevard running from the Marigny neighborhood to Gentilly, an area severely damaged after the storm. 

         “The Elysian Fields Forever represents the resilience of New Orleans, withstanding a disaster and growing stronger because of the heroic and virtuous nature of its citizens,” said Westmoreland.

         Starting Saturday, August 1, 2015, the Elysian Fields Forever will be available in food and beverage outlets throughout Windsor Court Hotel, including the Cocktail Bar, Polo Club Lounge and poolside bar. The gin-based cocktail is made with lime juice and muddled blueberries and strawberries. The initiative will run through the end of August 2015.

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         Windsor Court, a 23-story hotel located in the heart of the Central Business District, features 316 oversized luxury guestrooms and suites, the acclaimed Grill Room Restaurant, the storied Polo Club Lounge, the celebrated Le Salon for afternoon tea and an extensive art collection with mostly works of British origin, among other amenities and services.

         The hotel’s recent $22 million restoration included the addition of the lobby Cocktail Bar and Spa at Windsor Court.

         The hotel was purchased in October 2009 by an ownership team led by The Berger Company of New Orleans and the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings. Windsor Court is a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Legend Collection and is a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection.

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         The St. Bernard Project’s mission is to ensure that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. Since its founding in 2006 in St. Bernard Parish, LA, following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 900 families with the help of 100,000 volunteers in New Orleans; Joplin, MO; Staten Island, NY; Rockaway, NY; and Monmouth County, NJ. Through its Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab, SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common barriers to recovery and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized, repeatable and proven-effective model.

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Elysian Fields Forever Cocktail recipe:

 

– Ingredients: 1.5 oz. gin, .5 oz. lime juice, .5 simple syrup, 5 blueberries, 1 strawberry, soda water

– Preparation: Muddle blueberries and strawberries in mixing glass. Add gin, lime, simple syrup, and ice to mixing glass and shake enthusiastically. Pour into ice-filled Collins glass and top with soda water. Garnish with blueberry skewer and strawberry.

 

 

 

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