Spirits & Cocktails

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    From Cocktails to Jazz

    Urban Adventures
    Experience the best that ‘The Big Easy’ has to offer on this super-fun afternoon tour. Enjoy some classy cocktails in the famous French Quarter, including the historic Sazerac and hear all about the origins of jazz before visiting a few of our favorite local jazz clubs, beer in hand. By the end of the day, you’ll be hooked on gin and jazz and a bona fide expert on the nightlife of North America’s Mardi Gras city!
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    New Orleans Cocktail Tour

    Urban Adventures
    Enjoy some classy cocktails in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter and get to grips with the city’s outstanding cocktail culture. Avoid the tourist traps and visit a heady mix of famous spots, historic haunts and hidden gems with us. You’ll learn about cocktail folklore and hear stories about the ‘The Big Easy,’ both old and new, as you sip away at some of these favorite local concoctions. By the end of this thirst-quenching tour, there will be nothing you won’t know about New Orleans drinking culture!
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    NOLA Original Cocktail Walking Tour

    Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easy's vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants as you sip the city's iconic libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup. On the 2.5-hour tour, learn the classic stories behind these unique concoctions as you wander through the colonial architecture of one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods, drinking in history and culture as you go. Embark on your exploration of New Orleans' cocktail culture from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, right on the Mississippi River in the city's French Quarter. Your group of like-minded revelers will travel the neighborhood's historic streets, ducking in and out of watering holes and restaurants in buildings that still stand as beautiful examples of French and Spanish Colonial Architecture. While it's easy to get lost in the history of your surroundings, the real stars of the tour are the cocktails. Listen in as your guides reveal the stories behind each inventive libation and the characters that brought them to life. Learn the origins of Southern Comfort, a liqueur invented in New Orleans in 1874, and the even older story of the Sazerac, which dates back to 1850. Sample any of your favorites by purchasing a glass. You'll also get an inside peek into the city's oldest restaurant and its wine cellar and private dining rooms, where some of New Orleans' most important wheelings and dealings took place. Drink in the spirit of New Orleans by enjoying this 2.5-hour tour at the beginning of your visit to the Big Easy to pinpoint the stops you must revisit, or use it as an unexpected way to bid adieu to a city that's as rich in stories as it is in drinks to share them over. It's history with a twist!
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    Cocktail and Food History Tour Combo

    Doctor Gumbo Tours
    Stroll through the streets of the city as you tour up to 8 locations where you'll savor some of the best food and cocktails in New Orleans. Learn all about the culinary history of the city as you sample classic fare such as beef brisket, muffulettas, pralines, and (of course) gumbo. You'll also sip on cocktails including Sazerac, French 75, Vieux Carré and more. Hear all about the best watering holes in Louisiana's history and visit locations that have been serving up dishes since before the Civil War. With 8 different samplings and 4 full-size drinks, you're bound to get a true taste of the Crescent City.
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    Cocktail History Tour

    Doctor Gumbo Tours
    Let Dr. Gumbo be your guide as your stroll through the French Quarter and taste some of the best cocktails in New Orleans. Learn all about the bar history of the city as you visit classic hangouts such as SoBou, the Bourbon O Bar, and Tujague's. You'll sip on Sazerac, French 75, Vieux Carré and more as you hear all about the fascinating history of cocktails and culture in the Crescent City. Your last stop will take you to one of the oldest and tastiest restaurants in the area (just in case you need a little food to soak up the fun). With 4 different stops and plenty of interesting stories to hear while you drink, you're bound to be satisfied by this spirited tour (bad puns not included).
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    Classic New Orleans Drinks Tour

    New Orleans Culinary History Tours
    New Orleans is a noted party town and with good reason. But these days finding your way past all of the big name chains and into its real heart and soul can a futile endeavor. That's why this tour pairs you with an insider that knows the city's best kept secrets. You'll be embarking on cocktail-laden tour that'll introduce you to all the top bars, including a few renowned mainstays along with some hole-in-the-wall gems. Featured are two of the city's oldest establishments, Tujague's and Antoine's, both established way back in the mid-19th century. Unravel the history of some New Orleans revelers' favorite beverages, including grasshoppers, absinthe, and sazerac. As an added bonus, you'll also have the opportunity to try Abita Beer, one of the area's top microbrews. At the end of your adventure, you'll finish things off right by enjoying a French 75 Champagne Cocktail and Souffle Potatoes at Arnaud's.
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    Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour

    Historic New Orleans Tours
    The bar scene in New Orleans will not disappoint you. On this tour, you will learn more about the scandalous past of the city while enjoying delicious cocktails. From stories about organized crime to absinthe addictions, you will not want to miss these historic facts. Learn about the “oldest profession”, visiting Storyville – the city’s former red light district – and the Tango Belt, where many of New Orleans famous jazz bars, saloons, cabarets and dance halls can be found. Walk through locales of ill-repute, from Norma Wallace’s last brothel to Blaze Starr’s Bourbon Street Burlesque. Get the chance to check out and drink at historic bars like Pat O'Brien's, the Carousel Bar and the Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop. You will find new drinks to add to your wish list and a few new stories to entertain your friends. Discover the New Orleans conspiracy connection to the John F. Kennedy Assassination. Learn more about Tennessee Williams as you soak up the setting of Streetcar Named Desire and other plays
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