DRINK: Off the Beaten Path
The beauty of New Orleans is that we can enjoy a great cocktail just about anywhere, for any reason. Imbibing doesn’t just have to be at your neighborhood bar or fancy restaurant. We embrace the cocktail culture whole heartedly morning, noon and night.
Here are some “off the beaten” path ideas for your drinking enjoyment.
The Roosevelt (130 Roosevelt Way) rooftop. Chef Chris Jolly of Rolls & Rock will be serving you poolside. There will be a variety of vegan dishes and the Sazerac Bar will be serving specially paired cocktails. Two sessions for this fun event are available, Oct. 11 and Nov. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The most amazing part is that this pop-up tasting is free and open to the public. So, you can bring your families, friends and coworkers. After you eat and drink the day away, make sure to take a dip in the pool. Mark your calendars for this one-of-a-kind cocktail and cuisine outing.
Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave.) is hosting Mani & Martini Monday Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. What’s better than having your nails done while enjoying cocktails? You have to call for an appointment and they will take two people every half hour. You will get a manicure and a drink from the bar for $20. Grab a friend and enjoy this pampering while sipping on some of your favorite drinks.
Rouses (701 Baronne St.). Is hosting Number JUAN Tequila Bottle Signing. That’s right, your local grocery store is pulling out the stops Friday Oct. 12. Meet comedians Ron White and Alex Reymundo for a bottle signing and then sample their award winning Number Juan Tequila varieties: Blanco, Extra Anejo and Reposado. The appearance and signing will be from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The tequila sampling will go from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. So while your picking up necessary grocery items, stop by and meet these funny guys and sip some tequila with them.
NOSH (752 Tchoupitoulas St.) is great if you like it HOT. Every Thursday night they have Caliente Nights, which features $2 gourmet tacos and high end tequila cocktail specials. This fun event runs from 4 p.m. to close. Some of the tequila cocktails include: Black Widow ($5) – Milagro, lime, agave nectar, black berries and basil; and Your Twisted Smile ($7) – Milagro, grapefruit, lime and champagne. If you’re feeling really ambitious try the Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita ($5), with Milagro, lime, agave nectar, strawberry and jalapeño.
Ok, cocktail lovers! If that’s not enough cocktail excitement, consider adding these upcoming events to your to-do list:
- Wine on the River: Nov. 3 at the Audubon Aquarium Plaza
- Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Festival: Nov. 9 at Champions Square
- New Orleans Magazine’s Bubbles & Bon Bons: Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Copeland Tower Ballroom (2601 Severn Ave.)
- Vino on the Bayou: Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Pitot House (1440 Moss St.)
There is so much to do and sip in our incredibly wonderful city. Keep us posted on fun things you like to do that include raising a glass or two. We’d love to check it out and let the rest of the drinking population know about it. Cheers!