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Watch them make it: Restaurant 1796 Ginger Rum Killer

Restaurant 1796 on the Myrtles Plantation serves up a sweet and creamy cocktail called the Ginger Rum Killer.

After burning down in 2017, Restaurant 1796 reopened its doors on the Myrtles Plantation early this year. Of course, a celebration of new beginnings calls for cocktails, like the Ginger Rum Killer. 

The drink

Bri Owens, a knowledgeable bartender at the restaurant, took us step-by-step of how she prepares this creamy drink.  

Here’s what is in the mixture: 

  • Bayou Rum 
  • coconut water
  • crushed pineapple 
  • coconut cream
  • agave
  • ginger

After shaken and strained into a frozen glass, it’s topped with shaved nutmeg roasted on the hearth. 

Speaking of, the newly renovated restaurant centers around a captivating 10′ wood-fired hearth.

The hearth


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Gather around the hearth tomorrow night and let’s raise some money for our West Feliciana ProStart class! Reservations available on our website! #restaurant1796

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Paired with it, you cannot miss the large wall of chopped wood when you walk into the place.  


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While Restaurant 1796 is located on the Myrtles Plantation, it serves as more than just a dining spot for the bed and breakfast’s guests.

According to owner Morgan Moss, he wanted something that would educate, entertain and provide a new food experience for the property’s guests. 

With the beautiful interior decor and the flood of natural light, the historical and modern touches in the place make you feel so warm. I highly recommend sitting at the bar with a Ginger Rum Killer and soaking in the experience. 

The restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-2:00 for lunch and 5:00-9:00 for dinner. On Sundays, the restaurant is open 11:00-3:00 for lunch. 

Stop by for a bite to eat, a historical tour or a good night’s rest at 7747 US-61 in St. Francisville. 


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