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Honoring Jimmy Buffett With Our Fall Margarita

When we think of Jimmy Buffet, most people conjure up images of parrot heads, margaritas, Key West, and…Louisiana.

The world lost the King of Trop Rock and a music legend this September.  Although he will be sorely missed by diehard followers and casual fans alike, his music will most certainly live on. Along with the ever-present steel drums and guitar, Buffett’s music wouldn’t be what is today without New Orleans.

Buffett himself credits New Orleans for having a big influence and presence in his life and career. He is best known for his 1977 classic hit, Margaritaville.

While Buffett was born in Mississippi, he moved to NOLA in 1969 where his musical talents were discovered and nurtured.  “He fell in love with the city back then,” said music writer Keith Spera. “The city helped kind of give him the confidence to go out and do what he was going to do.”

According to 4WWL TV in New Orleans, “He adopted the city and it was glad to have its newfound son.”  Jimmy loved playing for the crowds and clubs on its famous and well-loved streets.

Of course, Jimmy also had a fondness for Tequila and we just know he would have fallen in love with our small batch of ultra-premium sipping spirits that finish a refined Margarita.

Jimmy himself said, “Life is a journey that’s not measured in miles or years but in experiences.”  We hope you’ll join us in a toast to JB for sharing his many talents with us over the years and giving us cherished experiences and memories.

And, of course, we hope you’ll choose Noel’s Distillery’s Tequilas (and don’t forget the classic island spirit rum!) for the well-deserved tribute. Remember to heed Buffett’s timeless words, “If life gives you limes, make Margaritas.”

Rest easy, Jimmy with your shaker of salt!


Fall Margarita


  • 2 oz NOËL Tequila Blanco (Buy Now) 
  • 1 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice


  • Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker. 
  • Add ice and shake until chilled
  • Pour in a short glass over ice

To learn more about our ultra-premium spirits, book a tour and tasting at our Donaldsonville, LA distillery today. Meet our master distiller, learn about our rich local history, and sample all of our delicious spirits. Be sure and take a few bottles home with you too. 

Not local? No problem, you can order online here to receive your Louisiana sipping spirits delivered straight to your door.