Of all the seasons of the year, summer is mentally the least serious. We don’t wear as many clothes. We seek refuge at the beach. Eat lighter and drink the same way, lighter.
Anything overwhelming, like too much alcohol, or serious conversations, or being outdoors while working in the mid-day sun is completely out of place. It’s particularly the case in New Orleans when we bolt from one air-conditioned space to another even stripping the bed of coverings that won’t do us well when we wake up at 3 a.m. perspiring.
In keeping with the lighter mood to beat the heavy heat of summer, we are suggesting a Flocktail. This is the fanciful name given to a class of adult drinks and served at a place in the Warehouse District that just wants to have fun.
Year-round, Flamingo A-Go-Go sets a hectic party pace but particularly in the warmer months, the place seems to go into overdrive. The drinks menu, dubbed Flocktails, features Hibiscus Mule, Prickly Pear, Streetcar, Flamingo on a Wire, for examples.
For those in a hurry, there are also Flocktails on Tap, like Mermaid Lyfe, lots of Sailor Jerry Rum; Good JuJu, Malibu Rum with southern peach tea sangria; and Sweet Business, Bombay Sapphire Gin is the base.
We can’t do much about New Orleans summertime temps, but we can make the experience cooler and more pleasant. The possible solution is as close as the Warehouse District. Oh, and the place is dog friendly.
Flamingo A-Go-Go, 869 Magazine Street, 577-2202, FlamingoNola.com.