Bayou Backwater

Bayou Backwater recipe

Bayou Backwater Ingredients

Bayou Backwater Instructions

About the Bayou Backwater Cocktail

The Bayou Backwater is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that brings a taste of the Louisiana bayou to your glass. This cocktail is perfect for those hot summer days, or anytime you want to transport yourself to the mystique and allure of the Louisiana swamp.


To make a Bayou Backwater cocktail, you will need:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • A splash of ginger beer


To make a Bayou Backwater cocktail, follow these simple steps:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves.
  2. Add vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top off the glass with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.
  7. Enjoy your refreshing Bayou Backwater cocktail!

This cocktail is known for its vibrant green color and invigorating taste. The combination of vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup gives it a sweet and tangy flavor, while the splash of ginger beer adds a refreshing and spicy kick. The mint leaves add a hint of freshness and aroma, reminiscent of the fragrant flora that abounds in the Bayou.

Whether you're hosting a summer gathering, or simply want to sip on a delicious cocktail, the Bayou Backwater is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients and transport yourself to the mystic bayou with this delightful cocktail.

Best served in a Old-Fashioned Glass.