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Jan 17, 201912:08 PM
Drink Up, NOLA

Changing the way you cocktail in the Big Easy

Over-The-Top Cocktail Experiences

On the high end


If you have big bucks and have a healthy drinking appetite, we have some fun ideas for you. We love over the top experiences and want to share a few of them with you. Get ready for fun, high end cocktails and a memory you’ll never forget.

The Sazerac Bar (130 Roosevelt Way in The Roosevelt Hotel) Take a sip of history, as the bar is rolling out its Sazerac 125 cocktail. If you want to taste it, be warned, it will cost you. The drink will put you back $125. This is a fun way to explore the history of the famed cocktail in their in-house bar. This special deal is put in place as the Sazerac Bar is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Why so expensive, you may ask? It includes a rare, specialty whisky called Thomas Handy Rye. It’s named after the New Orleans bartender who was the first to use rye whiskey in the Sazerac cocktails. Uncut and unfiltered, the straight rye whiskey is bottled directly from the barrel with a nod into the timeless history of New Orleans libations. This special runs through July, or until the Thomas Handy Rye runs out. Get in on this experience as its sure to be great.

Effervescence (1036 Rampart St.) Big Wednesday celebrations start at 4 p.m. Effervescence features a unique magnum bottle of champagne and offers by-the-glass pours of the rare, coveted bottles until they run out! How fun is this, right? So, every "hump day" bartenders will pour selections from rotating  magnum bottles of champagne. If you want to know what they will be pouring in advance each week, you can check out the listing on their website NOLAbubbles.com and social media pages. Prices may vary depending on the weeks selection. This is a bubbly fun experience.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel (921 Canal St.) is offering Mudbugs and Bubbles: A spectacular celebration off all things champagne and crawfish. The featured champagne is, Veuve Clicquot Rose. Enjoy all you can eat crawfish and unlimited Veuve Clicquot Rose in the hotel’s courtyard. The “crawfish concierge” will be on hand for private instruction on the best techniques for boiling and peeling. This experience will cost you $150 per person and reservations are required. The first fun event runs April 6. mark you calendars and make sure not to miss these fun times as they last.

These are of course just a few over-the-top cocktail experiences. If you have one you want us to check out, please let us know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere.



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Drink Up, NOLA

Changing the way you cocktail in the Big Easy


Daniel Victory is creator and owner of Victory and New Orleans Drink Lab. He has been lauded as a pioneer of the New Orleans "craft cocktail" emergence and is considered one of the most engaging ambassadors of the Crescent City. 

His dedication to preserving the artistry and sophistication of classic cocktail creation, as well as the ambiance and high standard of service set forth by many generations old bartenders, sets Daniel Victory apart from the rest. 

Daniel Victory said, “If bartending was a science then every martini would be the exactly the same (at least everyone using the same brand). Exact measurements of all the ingredients would yield exactly the same drink. It’s simple scientific method — a system of repeatable experiments that yield the same results. However, anyone who has ever had martinis will tell you, they are not all the same.”

To Victory, bartending is an art form.

By 2009 Victory garnered international acclaim after being recognized as one of the top 5 bartenders in GQ Magazine/Bombay Sapphires “Most Inspired Bartender” contest. After appearing in the December 2009 issue of GQ, Daniel traveled the world as a National Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire. After a year of never being in the same place more than 3 nights and a whirlwind of knowledge he decided it was time to return home, plant his roots and explore cocktail consulting.

In an effort to preserve everything he learned, Daniel became one of the founders and lead educators of the Crescent City School of Bartending and influential in establishing The Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship.

Daniel is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and the Goldman Sachs & Bloomberg LP Business Coaching program.

The next step in leaving his imprint on his hometown is Victory. Nestled in between the Central Business District and New Orleans’ famed Canal Street, stands the physical combination of his aesthetic, travels, smarts & history. Victory has high standards and is often found molding the next generation of bartenders.

In 2015 Victory expanded his vision and yet again put his skills to work. The Old New Orleans Drink Lab is born. A groovy, old world feel where cocktail history and education are his top priority. Here you'll learn to make Crescent City classic cocktails and get the history along with it.

With Victory constantly mixing things up, there’s no sign of slowing down.





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