Cocktails

Great Locales Inspire Great Cocktails

  (This article was composed before the full implementation of the effects and governmental restraints as applied to the Corona Virus outbreak. This article was penned on Friday March 13, which now seems eons ago. But the hope is that…

New Orleans Bartenders Create Spring-Inspired Mocktails

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Local bartenders from some top New Orleans restaurants have announced new "mocktail" additions to their drink menus.   Jewel of the South, Chris Hannah Faux-ld Fashioned – Darjeeling Tea, Demerara, Oak Barrel Extract from…

Corona, Corona, Cocktail

  With all the talk these days surrounding the dreaded coronavirus, we wanted to keep things a little lighter, take you to places that will offer great drinks and great specials. It’s hard to not think of the frenzy surrounding…

Sacrifice? Maybe Not so Much.

  For many New Orleanians, even those who for most of the year are not strict followers of a particular Faith, Lent is a season of sacrifice. Nothing wrong with that approach, and it does not hurt to give up…

Toups Meatery Launches Wine Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Toups Meatery, Mid-City’s go-to spot for Cajun rustic cookery and handcrafted libations, has just announced the launch of Wine Wednesday. Now, guests can belly up to the bar every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 10…

Make Me Something Mister

  This is the best time of year for imbibing and enjoying the Carnival season. We have a few places that are serving up festive cocktails that are sure to get you in the mood. Toups Meatery (845 N. Carrollton…

Let’s Get This Party Started with Carnival Cocktails

  It’s the greatest time of the year for us, Carnival season making us feel and see the magic of the city. Let’s start with what’s happening around town. Several of our favorite places are celebrating with their Carnival-inspired cocktails.…

In The Mix

New Orleans is a drinking town. After all, this is the birthplace of the cocktail and home of the once bustling Storyville. The city’s history with libations and the fun-loving attitude of the locals create a concoction that’s ripe for…

Eggnog: Getting it Right

Regular readers of this missive will spot the misstatement in the headline. I am not a proponent of tightly defining style nor substance of adult beverages. I am a graduate of the “drink what you like the way you like…

Top Holiday Events This Week

  It’s the week before Christmas in New Orleans and, true to form, nothing is slowing down around the city. Highlighted below are a few of the bigger or interesting events happening in the next week. This Sunday, all are invited…

Barcadia New Orleans Presents Christmas at Barcadia

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Barcadia New Orleans has partnered with local icon Carl Mack of Carl Mack Presents to gift its guests with a unique Christmas experience from now until Sunday, January 5. Officially launched on Monday, December 2…

Holiday Hops & Pops

It is the time of year when we start to enjoy the smells of the season. A deep breath may stimulate your senses with peppermint, spearmint, and berries. A quick hop around town and you’ll find several seasonal happy hours…

Gris-Gris Announces 2019 Holiday Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Gris-Gris’ 2019 Holiday Menu is available now! Featuring a ‘four-course’ cocktail experience, the menu is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Because we all know, cocktails are all you need to celebrate! GRIS-GRIS…

Last Call: Sipping at the Roosevelt

It’s not much of a contest whenever some challenge arises regarding where in the world the most amped celebrations take place. While New Orleans may not be in the top spot all the time, for sheer numbers of celebrations, and…

Nixing the Mix

  We’ve been put on notice about our diet, and now our drinking pleasures are assaulted. But it’s all rightfully so. New Orleans is a tough town for healthy living. Maybe eating and drinking in a healthy fashion makes some…

Are You Ready For Holiday Sippin’?

  Yes, the holiday season is not far away. That means many local spots are doing their best to conjure up some of the best holiday happy hours around. SoBou (310 Chartres St.) is hosting its Holiday Sippin’ wine tasting…

The Best Things to do for Halloween and the Weekend

For Halloween fun, this evening guests are invited to Nolé Cuisine de las Americas (2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955, nolerestaurant.com) in costume for a trick or treat experience – a surprise from the kitchen…

Crisp Cocktails for a Crisp Day

  The weather we love is finally here. So, lets get out and enjoy some fun and exciting happy hour specials. Bartenders all over town are pulling out the stops to make some delicious libations for us.   Martin Wine…

Just Sip Back, and Relax

  There is no doubt we are enjoying the fall/football season. It’s the time of year when groups get together and pass a good time. Often, cocktails are involved and who doesn’t love a great drink? There are so many…

Roffignac – The Mayor and The Cocktail

Compared to the guillotine, moving to Louisiana didn’t seem to be such a bad choice. That was the plight of Count Louis Philippe Joseph de Roffignac, a native…

Authenticity

  Today’s word, students, is “authenticity.” It is one of my favorite answers to the question, “What makes New Orleans different and special when compared to other American towns?” Or “Why are we this way, and they are that way?”…

The Sazerac Bar Releases New Fall Cocktail Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel has released several new cocktails inspired by fall ingredients available now at The Sazerac Bar. The new, modern drinks give a nod to the classics mixed with a…