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By Kiri Tannenbaum

Learn the Tale of the Cocktail in New Orleans

If you like to combine your history with your happy hour, then hop on this tour that tells the tale of the cocktail while visiting the legendary bars of New Orleans.

If New York is the city that never sleeps, New Orleans is the city where the party never stops. The city is known worldwide for its energetic celebration of Mardi Gras, however, the Crescent City should also be equally celebrated for being the birthplace of the cocktail.

Photo Credit: Antoine’s

The very first cocktail to be concocted was right here in the Big Easy. But it wasn’t at a bar on Bourbon Street. Where was it? Take the French Quarter History & Cocktail tour to find out the story behind the cocktail’s provenance, visit the bar where the first African American mixed drinks, and tour the hidden rooms of some of the most storied restaurants in the city. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be sampling classic, well-mixed drinks from Pimm’s Cups to Sazeracs while you stroll along the picturesque streets of the French Quarter?

The Basics:

Tour Company: New Orleans Secrets Tours
Cost: $29, drinks not included
Length: 3 hours
Group Size: Minimum 2 people

If you are a history buff and like a good drink, sign up for this cocktail history tour with a culinary expert.


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