Creative Cocktails And Where To Find Them

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There is no question that we live in the best city in the world when it comes to the thrill of drinking great cocktails. This Memorial Day weekend get out and enjoy what bartenders have to offer, as we challenge you to try something new, something outside of your comfort zone.

Here are a few ideas just to get you started.

Right now, WGNO and NOLA38 are offering a NOLA Craft Cocktail Experience Card. It’s available at WGNO.com for $59 and it gives you up to $175 in value. When you buy the card, you get two craft cocktails at each of the eight bars that are participating. This card is available for a limited time only but the fun you’ll have hopping around will be a blast. Grab some friends and enjoy great savings and sip something special.

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 (321 N. Peters St.) – Experience happy hour everyday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The bottled beers are $3 each and include Paradise Park, Red Stripe, Kirin Ichiban, Kona Longboard Island Lager and Abita Light. There is also a list of specialty tiki cocktails that are all rum based and will run you $9 each. The atmosphere is great and would be a refreshing stop during this holiday weekend. Bonus: They have great food, too.

Lula Restaurant Distillery (1532 St Charles Ave.) – In the heart of New Orleans sits this great place with a happy hour that runs Monday- Thursday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. They offer expertly crafted spirits and cocktails in a privately-owned micro-distillery. During happy hour you can get $5 cocktails made with Lula spirits, which include: mojito, French 75, Vodka Basil Smash, Cucumber Vodka Collins, Gin and tonic, rum and cola with lime, and a refreshing gin drinks with lemon and honey. Not only can you take in the scenic view of the historic street, but you’ll also enjoy excellent drinks and a great price. They also have a selection of $5 appetizers. This is a great stop to make with family and friends.

These are, of course, just of few of the happy hours happening around town. If you have a fabulous place you want us to check out, give us a shout and we will share the experience with cocktail lovers everywhere.

 

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Kelly Massicot is a proud New Orleanian, born and raised on crawfish, snowballs and red beans every Monday. After attending Mount Carmel Academy, she stayed close to home and earned a degree in marketing from the University of New Orleans. Along with running the internet, Kelly also writes the New Orleans Bride Magazine blog “Let Them Eat Cake,” which posts new and exciting wedding-related content every day. When not recording podcasts or diligently working, Kelly can be found trying new restaurants around the city, binging on the latest Netflix series, organizing wine and cheese nights and obsessing over her chiweenie pup Hugo Peabody. You can reach Kelly at (504) 830-7228 or kelly@myneworleans.com.