New Orleans

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tiki Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tiki Cocktail?

As temperatures heat up, the time is right for lighter, fruitier cocktails. And if you really want to do it right, you’ll go all in with tiki drinks. These tropical cocktails reappeared in the 1990s and are still going strong today, with bartenders from Seattle to St. Augustine embracing this style. We asked 10 of […]

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The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

One of the earliest cocktails on record, the Sazerac hails from 19th century New Orleans. Its creator was reportedly Antoine Peychaud, a Creole pharmacist born in Haiti, whose eponymous bitters punctuate the drink. Originally a Cognac vehicle, today’s Sazeracs are often made with rye, riffing on the Old Fashioned’s whiskey-sugar-bitters rubric. To determine the best […]

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A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

The history of New Orleans is soaked in booze. It’s dripping in cocktail culture, influential bars, and cocktail legends. Then there’s Bourbon Street: 13 blocks of strip clubs, bars, and debauchery. And where there’s debauchery in New Orleans, there’s a good chance there’s a bright, Ecto-Cooler green Hand Grenade in a plastic container nearby. Hand […]

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48 Hours in New Orleans

48 Hours in New Orleans

Looking for a 48-hour getaway full of jazzy music, versatile cuisine, and endless amounts of flowing booze? Catch the next flight into Louis Armstrong Airport to check out our favorite city of the South, New Orleans (though that’s Nawlins, if you’re speaking like a local). While New Orleans is known for being a cocktail mecca, […]

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America’s Best Drinking Town: New Orleans

America’s Best Drinking Town: New Orleans

America is undergoing a drinking revolution. Across the board, people are seeking out great drinks, from delicious cocktails to pleasing glasses of wine and creative craft beer. And helping to lead the way in this drinking renaissance are some of America’s greatest cities. Everyone thinks their town is the best drinking town in America, but […]

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