New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

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Join this tour through New Orleans’ historic and fascinating history of cocktails, and sample them along the way.

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Highlights

  • Belly up to the oldest stand-up bar in the United States
  • Get the real scoop on absinthe
  • Discover the origins of the Sazerac
  • Learn where the Grasshopper was invented
  • Enjoy your guide's narrative on the 'big picture' history of Cocktails

Description

Your night of cultured imbibing begins as evening arrives in the French Quarter. Meet your lively guide and start your 3‐hour tour with a cocktail in a tiki-themed hidden oasis.  You begin the tour with the first popular drink containing booze: a homemade rum punch! Your second visit will be to SoBou, a local favorite that’s part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace family. There, try the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a Creole apothecarist in the 19th Century – when cocktails constituted as medicine! While at SoBou you will also enjoy another pre-Civil War drink: the 1852 Brandy Crusta! Then head to Tujague's for creative cocktails invented just prior to Prohibition. Sample a sweet, minty Grasshopper – invented here! – or the Champagne-topped French 75. Your final stop is the Bourbon 'O' Bar for the obscure yet beloved Roffignac highball, a nod to the city’s last French‐born mayor. The last venue (Bourbon 'O' Bar) not only features local food but also a live local jazz band beginning at 8pm!

Includes

Local guide 4 cocktails Gratuities to servers/bartenders

Important Information

  • You must be 21 or over. Guide may request ID.

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