Guided tour

New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

From $70 per person

Join this tour through New Orleans’ historic and fascinating history of cocktails, and sample them along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Belly up to the oldest stand-up bar in the United States
  • Get the real scoop on absinthe
  • Discover the origins of the Sazerac
  • Learn where the Grasshopper was invented
  • Enjoy your guide's narrative on the "big picture" history of Cocktails
Full description
Your night of cultured imbibing begins as evening arrives in the French Quarter. Meet your lively guide and start your 3‐hour tour with a cocktail in a tiki-themed hidden oasis.  You begin the tour with the first popular drink containing booze: a homemade rum punch! Your second visit will be to SoBou, a local favorite that’s part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace family. There, try the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a Creole apothecarist in the 19th Century – when cocktails constituted as medicine! While at SoBou you will also enjoy another pre-Civil War drink: the 1852 Brandy Crusta! Then head to Tujague's for creative cocktails invented just prior to Prohibition. Sample a sweet, minty Grasshopper – invented here! – or the Champagne-topped French 75. Your final stop is the Bourbon 'O' Bar for the obscure yet beloved Roffignac highball, a nod to the city’s last French‐born mayor. The last venue (Bourbon 'O' Bar) not only features local food but also a live local jazz band beginning at 8pm!
Includes
  • Local guide
  • 4 cocktails
  • Gratuities to servers/bartenders
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Tiki Tolteca (above Felipe's Taqueria) 301 N Peters Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (entrance on Bienville St)

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • You must be 21 or over. Guide may request ID.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 22 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5

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    Great experience loved the history of the cocktails and the cocktails themselves. Best thing was it was a small group too.

    July 20, 2021

    This was such a fun tour - it is the 3rd time my husband and I have taken it.

    July 10, 2021

    Everything about this tour was great. The guide was awesome and the drinks were delicious!!

    May 17, 2021

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