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Celebrate Mardi Gras at W Downtown and win a trip to W New Orleans

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler with W New York – Downtown this Mardi Gras
Billy's Bakery

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler with W New York – Downtown this Mardi Gras

WHAT: Celebrating Mardi Gras in The Big Apple could send you all the way to The Big Easy. On March 4th, W New York – Downtown will be serving the Taylor Bird Sazerac(a signature drink from W French Quarter’s SoBou restaurant) with a complementary Billy’s Bakery King Cake cupcake. Staying true to a Mardi Gras tradition, one of the King Cake cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery will come with a baby hidden underneath the oh-so-tempting Mardi Gras themed frosting. One lucky guest who finds the baby will win a two night stay for two at W New Orleans. The hunt for the baby is on, but don’t forget to Laissez les bons temps rouler!

For those looking to experience Mardi Gras first hand, W Hotels of New Orleans are offering two exclusive packages, which include a five-night stay at W French Quarter, the chance of a lifetime to ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, entry into the Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras ball, two specialty cocktails “to go” daily from SoBou or Zoë, as well as a two night stay at W New York – Downtown. For more information on the Mardi Gras packages offered at W Hotels of New Orleans, please visit or

Taylor Bird Sazerac Cocktail $9

1 oz. Cognac

1 oz. Rye whiskey

1 barspoon Steen’s cane syrup (or extra-rich 3:1 demerara syrup)

2 dashes orange bitters

4 dashes Peychaud's bitters

Absinthe rinse

Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer

Glass: rocks

Garnish: lemon twist

Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe to coat. Stir the remaining ingredients in a mixing glass with cracked ice and strain into the rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist after expressing its oils over the drink.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Starting at 5pm

WHERE: W New York – Downtown

123 Washington Street

New York, NY 10006