Crescent City Cocktails
Available: April 11 – Afternoon
Duration: 3 Hours
Did you know that New Orleans is the birthplace of not only jazz but also the cocktail?!
Today you will have the opportunity to experience and explore the history behind some of New Orleans most famous cocktails and have a taste of those libations as well in our behind the scenes walking adventure in the Big Easy.
First, we take you to Napoleon House, a building Napoleon Bonaparte MIGHT have called home is our next stop. Nicholas Girod, mayor of New Orleans, offered his residence to Napoleon in 1821 as a refuge during his exile. Napoleon never made it but the name stuck, and since then, the Napoleon House has become one of the most famous bars in America, a haunt for artists and writers throughout most of the 20th century.
Next, you’ll head over to Pat O’Brien’s where “two grand pianos and tons of rum” are the ingredients of a Pat O’s party. The famous Hurricane drink is comprised of fruit juice and 4.5 ounces of rum and marks a trip to New Orleans as “complete” after drinking.
Your final stop will be at Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop where guests can experience Lafitte’s special version known of the martini known as the “Obituary Cocktail.”