21 Iconic Cocktails and Where to Find Them in New Orleans

By Nora McGunnigle | New Orleans Eater

New Orleans is well known as the birthplace (or at least the torch-bearer) of many drinks, both alcoholic and non. The Sazerac, brandy milk punch, Pimms Cup, Vieux Carre, the French 75, the Hurricane, and of course, the Hand Grenade.

The creation and promotion of these drinks in New Orleans has been finely tuned and honed over time. Iconic bars and restaurants are well known for their versions of the classic drinks. And as cocktail history has become more widely embraced by the new generation of mixologists, more and more bars are seeking to recreate classics invented elsewhere and creating unique cocktails that are associated with the bar.

For this update, Eater NOLA tips a hat to the new "Tiki District" on South Peters and Decatur in the French Quarter by showcasing some cocktails coming from that particular tradition. "New school" classics have popped up in bars all over town from the French Quarter to Freret Street. And in a town where EVERYONE makes a bloody mary, the newly renovated and reopened fine dining breakfast restaurant, Brennan's, gets the honor on this list. [...]

Ramos Gin Fizz at Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

This frothy and refreshing cocktail consists of egg whites, gin, orange flower water, sugar, and cream shaken together for a significant amount of time. Therefore, you need to go to the master to ensure its proper preparation, and Paul Gusting over at Broussard's will certainly deliver. Don't order one if you're in a hurry, the New Orleans-created cocktail takes at least 10 minutes of shaking to create.

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