10 New Orleans Cocktails and Where to Find Them
In New Orleans, a great drink is just as important as a great meal, and great music for that matter! Check out our list of New Orleans libations and the bars, pubs and lounges where they can be enjoyed.
1. Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's
A sweet, juice-filled rum drink that is the most famous on Bourbon Street.
2. French 75 at the French 75 Bar at Arnaud's
A potent cocktail made with gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar.
3. Ramos Gin Fizz at The Sazerac Bar in The Roosevelt New Orleans
New Orleans' classic "morning after" drink is a frothy, sweet, ice-free gin cocktail that has been served since the 1880s.
4. Pimm's Cup at the Napoleon House
A classic, refreshing cocktail that dates back to 1840 and features Pimm's No. 1, lemonade and 7UP.
5. Sazerac at Swizzle Stick Bar in the Loew's Hotel
The official cocktail of New Orleans is a mix of rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe.
6. The Absinthe House Frappé at Tujague's
The signature cocktail is a simple concoction of absinthe, anisette and soda water.
7. The Vieux Carré at The Carousel Bar
A strong drink mixing whiskey, cognac and bitters, served on the rocks.
8. Brandy Milk Punch at Brennan's
A milky brandy drink with a touch of nutmeg that's perfect for brunch.
9. Café Brulot at Antoine's
A flaming brandy coffee drink with a touch of cinnamon served at a restaurant that's been in business since the Civil War days.
10. Hand Grenade at Tropical Isle
The proprietors keep the ingredients of this neon green drink a secret, only calling it the most powerful cocktail on Bourbon Street. It comes served in a custom plastic yard glass, tinted green and shaped like a grenade at the bottom.
Information courtesy of New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau