Head mixologist Lu Brow created a purple and gold drink called Les Is More, and visiting Alabama mixologist LeNell Smothers will be in town making her Roll Tide cocktail.
Brow's LSU tribute, which will also be served at the Swizzle Stick the week leading up to the game, gets its purple hue from creme de violette and the gold from a lemon twist.
Smother's drink, which includes Southern Comfort, pomegranate liqueur and cranberry juice, is a single serving of crimson tide.
Sample both drinks at Cafe Adelaide's BCS National Championship tailgate party at the Piazza de Italia.
The party runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar are located inside the Loews Hotel at 300 Poydras St.
Les Is More
By Lu Brow of the Swizzle Stick Bar
1.5 ounces citrus vodka
.75 ounce creme de violette
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
large swath lemon peel
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
By LeNell Smothers of Little Donkey (Birmingham, Ala.)
1 ounce Southern Comfort
1 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur
1 ounce cranberry juice
.5 ounce sweet and sour mix
.5 ounce simple syrup
2 drops Fee Brothers orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.