Drink Up, NOLA

Here For The BOOze?

  We hope you love this time of year as much as we do, because there are so many boozy options and specials out there in which to revel. We know things are not ‘totally’ back to normal, but like…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Get Out And Grab A (Socially Distant) Cocktail

  Things are beginning to open up more and more around town and we're sure many of you are looking forward to enjoying our favorite places – safely, of course. Many spots are offering drink specials that are meant to…

It's Lent! So, What Are You Drinking?

It’s Lenten season and many people decide to give up drinking during this time. This year, Lent takes place from Wednesday, Feb. 17, to Thursday, April 1. So, what do you sip on if you’re giving up the practice of…

Love & Revelry, Different This Year

  It’s that time of year when we feel warm and fuzzy inside with Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras upon us. But this year is different with COVID-19 restrictions and such. Local tourism leaders say be sure to call first…

Yardi Gras Cocktails

  There are so many fun and creative ways to make the best of this off-colored Carnival season. From house floats to fabulous door decorations or creative cocktails, we are up for the challenge. Since city officials are encouraging us…

Drink Whatcha Wanna

  Mardi Gras will be different this year. Official floats will not be rolling in 2021, the best time of the year will be condensed and we will be forced to find alternative ways to maneuver through Carnival season. This…

New Years Eve Drinks

  It seems restrictions are getting tighter when it comes to going out and visiting our favorite bars. We understand, but that makes for challenging times when trying to come up with festive and great cocktails for the holiday season.…

Cocktails to Get You Through Cancelled Christmas

  Hey, we don’t want to hear, "Bah Humbug," and references to the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas." It’s time for cocktail lovers to turn our frowns upside down and consider the glass half full. Let’s get the excitement for the…

Yuletide Cocktails

  Holiday cocktails are calling our names, and right about now we are dreaming of hot toddy’s, whimsical cocktails and seasonal wines. It’s time to trim the tree, hang the mistletoe and get creative about our festive holiday drinks. Like…

Holiday Happy Hour at Home

  The holiday season is upon us and, like everything else, it will be a bit different this year. There will likely be fewer people, less spirited revelry and we will be forced to find ways to use our creative…

Crazy Times Call For Crazy Cocktails

  Many of us are swirling from the whirlwind of hurricanes, the pandemic, elections and so much more these days. And recently, some of you have been asking us for cocktails to match our ever changing moods. So, we are…

Rerun: Bars Doing it differently, Again

  The new government rule states that bars can now begin serving to-go drinks again, but other restrictions still remain in place. Our suggestion is that you check with a place before you go in to make sure you are…

Everything Is Better With Booze

  "Work hard, play hard" – the phrase so many of us in New Orleans have lived by for years. COVID-19 has made the mantra a bit harder. Now, finding a place that offers drink specials and happy hours is…

Drink Up, NOLA

Changing the way you cocktail in the Big Easy

about

UnknownCamille Whitworth is the owner and operator of craft cocktail lounge Victory, which has been in New Orleans’ downtown location for more than a decade. Victory is the city’s most eclectic and unique place for an array of small gourmet plates and an impeccably prepared cocktail. Whitworth is also the owner and operator of the New Orleans Drink Lab, an interactive cocktail venue where fun classes are taught and the venue serves as an incubator for bartenders to create specialty cocktails. Drinklab also serves as an event venue. Both businesses are 100% female-owned and operated by Whitworth.

Whitworth is also a 26-year professional journalist and creator/CEO of her media company Media by Design, which specializes in public speaking, media consulting, commercial production and media coaching. Whitworth was the main anchor at WDSU (NBC) for 14 years and continues her special reporting. She can currently be seen on WWLTV (CBS) as television host of the Healthy Lifestyles Segment presented by East Jefferson General Hospital.

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