Classic New Orleans Cocktail Guide

Three local cocktails you can’t miss

Everyone knows that drinking well comes easily (perhaps, too easily) in New Orleans, but did you know it’s also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails we love to drink today all over the world? Below, a handy guide on where to sip on some of the most classic drinks in the Big Easy.


A spirited blend of rum, juices, and grenadine – which lends the drink its signature cherry red color – the Hurricane just might be New Orleans’s most famous cocktail. And as for where to find the fruity concoction served up in its own namesake glass, head to Pat O’Brien’s.

French 75

This elegant, fizzy libation is a combination of cognac, lemon, and champagne, and there’s no better spot to sip this elegant drink than where it began: Arnaud’s French 75 Bar. It’s one of the city’s most beloved bars, oozing of charm and history, and we recommend dropping by opening hour to secure a seat.

Frozen Irish Coffee
There’s no more refreshing way to cool off and perk up than a frosty cup of frozen Irish coffee. An indulgent mix of espresso, whiskey, ice cream, and milk, it also doubles up as a spirited dessert. The place to try this boozy beverage is its birth place, Erin Rose, a small and beloved Irish dive.


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