Dig into the rich and varied flavors that make New Orleans famous for its cuisine, from the most famous local haunts to delectable hidden gems.
- Adult Ages 21+
Enjoy Classy Cocktails in New Orleans’ French Quarter
Get to grips with the city’s outstanding cocktail culture! Avoid the tourist traps and visit a heady mix of famous spots, historic haunts, and hidden gems with us. You learn about cocktail folklore and hear stories about the Big Easy, both old and new, as you sip away at our favorite local concoctions. By the end of this thirst-quenching tour, there will be nothing you won’t know about New Orlean’s drinking culture!
You begin your tour in the most iconic spot in New Orleans, Jackson Square. From here, the best and most historic bars of the French Quarter are all within a stone’s throw. Don’t expect to spend much time on Bourbon Street, though. While it has its place in New Orleans nightlife, we go beyond the tourist track to show you what really makes New Orleans cocktail culture unique.
For our first stop, we travel back to the 1700s and visit a bar that used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Here, we taste an infamous drink of the city and learn how it has influenced New Orleans’ drinking culture today.
In a town bearing witness to many hangovers, and a place where it’s socially acceptable to drink at any time of day, it’s no surprise New Orleans has a wide range of delicious dessert-like cocktails. On this tour, we visit one of your guide’s favorite bars and taste a drink so good you’ll forget there’s alcohol in it.
Next, we sample the official cocktail of New Orleans — the Sazerac. One of the first cocktails ever invented, it’s definitely tasty enough to stand the test of time. We also touch upon the topic of how medicine influenced the Sazerac and other cocktails alike.
From here, we taste another classic New Orleans invention while exploring some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the French Quarter. We also get a behind-the-scenes peek into a courtyard oasis that makes these buildings special and/or a classy room hidden away from plain sight.
Last but not least, we visit one of the classiest establishments in New Orleans to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks — the Ramos Gin Fizz. Learn why this drink is original and exclusive to New Orleans and witness your expert bartender making it. After your first sip, you’ll truly understand why New Orleans has been called “the cradle of civilized drinking.”
To conclude the tour, your guide is happy to suggest even more great local creations so you can continue your tour of the delicious New Orleans cocktail trail.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, five cocktail samples, and a small snack. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide
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