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Cocktail Crawl: Where to Drink Classic Cocktails in New Orleans

Kevin O'Mara 4 comments

If you've come to New Orleans to explore, your crawl should include a few classic cocktails: the Sazerac, the Vieux CarrĂ©, Milk Punch, and yes, the Hurricane. Some of these drinks are original to New Orleans and have spread outward from here; some—like the Pimm's Cup—are transplants that have been welcomed and found a new home. Here are 6 essential stops on your Big Easy classic cocktail tour. More

Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Bellocq in New Orleans

Bartender's Choice Carey Jones 2 comments

It says something about the talents and reputation of Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal, and Matthew Kohnke— best known for Cure in New Orleans—that they can open a bar entirely dedicated to 19th-century cocktails and have it be a runaway success. Cobblers and sherry cocktails and milk punches—"These ancient forms of drinks seem sort of bizarre to us," Kirk Estopinal told me, "but that's why we find them fascinating." We asked Estopinal to show us three of his favorite drinks right now; here's what he poured us. More

Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke: Time for Tales

Paul Clarke 1 comment

Now in its seventh year, Tales of the Cocktail attracts thousands of spirits-and-cocktails devotees to New Orleans each summer, where they spend the better part of a week sipping their way through liquid history. More

Morning Cocktails, When 'Rise and Shine' Meets 'Bottoms Up!'

Paul Clarke 9 comments

Many people may consider Bloody Marys and mimosas de rigeur for weekend brunches, but the world of breakfast cocktails is much bigger than most may think. As David Wondrich points out, many nineteenth-century cocktails were designed to be consumed well before the sun was over the yardarm, and were utilized to help the drinker brace up during the morning after a long night. More

Tales of the Cocktail: New Orleans' Super Bowl of the Spirits World

Paul Clarke 2 comments

Tales of the Cocktail is poised to have its biggest showing ever: the five days of sessions, dinners, and parties are expected to draw thousands of people to the city, and its opening session this afternoon will celebrate the recent selection of the Sazerac as the official cocktail of New Orleans. More

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