Cocktails

Dry January, Anyone?

  January is often the time for starting new and fresh, giving up pesky habits and creating new ones. We, at Drink Up Nola, always love a great cocktail but recently we’ve been hearing from many of you wanting non-alcoholic…

Mix It Up

  Even in cocktail-crazy New Orleans, dry (or damp) January is a thing.  For Minnesota transplant Nicole Draeger, taking a break from the party scene, especially leading up to Mardi Gras, is beyond necessary.   “New Year, new liver!?" said…

Season To Sip

  'Tis the season for the holiday cocktail. From festive martinis to eggnog, enjoy one or all of them for great holiday imbibing. Sure, there are the tried and true holiday cocktails, but if you're looking to upgrade from your…

The Best for a Beautiful Weekend

  It is supposed to be a gorgeous weekend. In connection with the Three Rivers Arts Festival that takes over downtown Covington on Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), wildly popular North Columbia Street artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez…

A Mayor On The Rocks: The Saga of Louis Roffignac

  In this the week of city elections in which, I suspect, the city’s first ever female mayor will be re-elected, we pause to remember a much earlier mayor with his own superlatives: Louis Roffignac. Roffignac was the city’s last…

Seasonal Sipping

  As the holidays approach, we are looking forward to fall and winter happy hours and wonderful fun around town. If you are preparing for a night out we have a few stops for you to consider. Bar Frances (4525…

Scary Good Cocktails at The Roosevelt’s Sazerac Bar

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The spookiest time of year is upon us and The Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel has some classic cocktails that are scary good and will give you the…

OXTOBERFEST presents: Louisiana Craft Beer Dinner

  COVINGTON, La (press release) – On Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., the 5th Annual event for Oxtoberfest, but the INAUGURAL Louisiana Craft Beer Dinner will take place at the Seiler Bar & Patio located at 434 N. Columbia…

Hot Tin Relaunches With Throwback Cocktail Program

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As circumstances change, nobody knows how to adapt better than QED Hospitality. When co-owners Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry realized they would have to close their eight food and beverage outlets in New…

Spooktacular Spirits

  With Halloween in a few short weeks, we are gearing up to get our spooktacular cocktail list together. To make sure you are a (g)host with the most, mixologist Lynnette Marrero has this one for you to try. It…

Cocktails During Chaos

  It’s been more than a year since our fun happy hour menus in New Orleans went away. We are not surprised, of course, as all of life’s changes have shaken up the cocktail scene during the COVID-19 crisis and…

Stiff Drink, Anyone?

  We are not sure about y’all, but now is the time for a stiff drink. We have been through the wringer for more than a year and the cycle of ups and downs seems never-ending. So, while we are…

Heat Up Happy Hours

  How hot are y’all? As the temperatures rise in the city, so do drink specials. New Orleans is really seeing fun deals and a lot more people getting out and about (albeit COVID-safe). If you are in that number,…

The Elysian Bar’s Rectory is Now Open for Cocktails

    NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The team behind the Marigny’s European inspired escape, The Elysian Bar, has officially reopened the Rectory for imbibing. Guests can now enjoy a spritz or cocktail from The Elysian Bar’s drink menu every…

Cool Down With Hot Happy Hours

  We always try to find fun and festive happy hour deals to share with cocktail lovers. Here are just a few options as we gear up to tolerate the dog days of Louisiana summer heat. Try them all, or…

Summerade Cocktail Tasting at Seven Three Distilling Co.

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Seven Three Distillery & Shake Shack for a Summerade Cocktail Tasting. The event will place from 5-8 p.m., and will feature the newly launched Summerade trio paired with Seven Three’s local spirits. There…

Show-Stopper Spirits

  A jewel box of a cocktail lounge has opened at the new Kimpton Hotel Fontenot in the CBD led by executive chef Chris Lusk and bar supervisor Paula Echevarria. Dubbed the Peacock Room, the new hotspot delivers a bright…

Flavorful Summer Cocktails

  It’s not unusual for us to constantly work to upgrade our cocktail game, trying to find over the top cocktail creations and fun places to enjoy them. While the weather is heating up, so are the bartenders who are…

Copper Vine Announces NEW Wine Tasting Experiences

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Exploring the terrain of wine is now becoming more accessible with the announcement of Copper Vine’s new private wine tasting experiences – bringing the winery tour to your table! Copper Vine’s wine experiences showcase…

À Votre Santé

  The French 75 is my favorite cocktail. I love the lore. I love its namesake bar at Arnaud’s in the French Quarter. I love sipping a Cognac version during colder months. I love the lighter take made with gin…

Summer Cocktail Specials

  It is so much fun watching the city come back to life and seeing how things have changed in the last year. Restrictions are slowly being lifted, which means many bars and restaurants are loosening the rules and allowing…

But First, Let’s Cocktail

  Eating and drinking your way through town is something so fun to do, especially this time of year. Now we are noticing many places lifting some of the coronavirus restrictions and making going out, an enjoyable experience. There are…

Nothing Like Cocktails in the City

  We always look forward to the time of day when the sky dims and we think to ourselves, 'hmmm, I could use a cocktail.' A place where wine and beer flow and cocktails are made with magic. We are,…

You Go Girl

After nearly a year of Zoom happy hours and small shindigs on someone’s back porch, you and your best gals are probably ready for a proper “Girls Night Out.” You know, one that entails getting dressed up in a new…

April Cocktails in the City

  As the year continues, more places are opening back up and we are thrilled about the all choices. While things may not be 100% back to normal, bartenders are working to create happy hours that we can enjoy with…

Let's Grab a Drink, NOLA

  Whether in good times or bad, we love to hear the sound of ice hitting the cocktail tin and the music of champagne corks popping. As we begin to get out and about, we're seeing more outdoor venues pop…