There are a load of good reasons why New Orleans has hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl so often, but the one reason that keeps coming forward is that we are a convenient town. All that any visitor could want, including one of the greatest stadiums on the planet, is within walking distance.
It’s not so talked about, but no doubt goes into the thinking process, that walking to the game involves go-cups. Okay, so the walk is short, but that does not mean it has to be the least bit unpleasant. Walking along and enjoying adult beverages is a privilege New Orleanians expect and visitors enjoy to the maximum.
Then there’s the history and culture of a singular city. Unique in every way. All the more reason to refresh with a Voodoo Child cocktail while walking to the Dome to cheer the Saints during this, the opening month of a new football season. Bourbon House is right on the path from the French Quarter to the Superdome. They are in the spirit of all that New Orleans represents.
And they will still be so when New Orleans next hosts the Super Bowl in 2024. But why wait? Begin the celebration now.
Voodoo Child1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
1 oz Pamplemousse Liqueur
0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Top with Topo Chico (or seltzer water)
Combine all ingredients except the Topo Chico into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain, and pour into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with Topo Chico and garnish with a grapefruit peel.
Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon Street, 522-0111, Bourbonhouse.com.