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Cocktail at Arnaud's French 75 Bar, courtesy of Arnaud's French 75 Bar.
Cocktail at Arnaud's French 75 Bar, courtesy of Arnaud's French 75 Bar.
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The Best Holiday Cocktails In New Orleans

Picture of Rebeca Trejo
Updated: 3 January 2017
Whether it be that New Orleans houses some of the best and most inventive bar-minds in the world or that the city loves to raise the glass to any potentially memorable life occasion, no celebration in the Big Easy goes by without a signature drink recipe to properly toast to it. From Cure’s Winter’s Pale to Antoine’s classic white chocolate eggnog, these are NOLA’s best holiday cocktails.
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Antoine’s Restaurant

What to order? The White Christmas

What’s inside? Eggnog, white chocolate liqueur and Southern comfort.

Antoine’s Restaurant, St Louis St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 581 4422

Galatoire’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Cajun, $$$
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Galatoire’s Restaurant

What to order? The Parisian Christmas

What’s inside? Beefeater gin, colin rouge vermouth, trennel cassis, float of ginger beer, served with an Orange twist.

Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 2021

Galatoire's Parisian Christmas cocktail, courtesy of Galatoire's.

Galatoire’s Parisian Christmas cocktail, courtesy of Galatoire’s.

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Tue - Sat:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Emeril’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Emeril's Whiskey Wonderland cocktail, courtesy of Emeril's Restaurant.
Emeril's Whiskey Wonderland cocktail, courtesy of Emeril's Restaurant.

Emeril’s Restaurant

What to order? The Whiskey Wonderland

What’s inside? Winter spice-infused bourbon, apple-cinnamon purée and pomegranate shrub.

Emeril’s Restaurant, 800 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 528 9393

Emeril's Whiskey Wonderland cocktail, courtesy of Emeril's Restaurant.

Emeril’s Whiskey Wonderland cocktail, courtesy of Emeril’s Restaurant.

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Sat - None:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - None:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Carousel Bar

What to order? Hot Spiced Pear

What’s inside? St. George spiced pear liquor, ginger liqueur, pat spiced butter and hot water.


What to order? Sandy Claws

What’s inside? Goslings gold seal rum, orgeat syrup, 2-3 drops of St. Elizabeth allspice dram, topped with club soda in a rock glass, garnished with a cinnamon stick.

Bistreaux's Sandy Claws cocktail, courtesy of Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy.

Bistreaux’s Sandy Claws cocktail, courtesy of Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy.

Longitude 90

What to order? Deck the Halls

What’s inside? Pomegranate seeds, pomegranate infused simple syrup and la marca prosecco.

Longitude 90, 333 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 9444

Longitude 90's Deck the Halls cocktail, courtesy of Longitude 90.
Longitude 90’s Deck the Halls cocktail, courtesy of Longitude 90.

The Pelican Restaurant & Bar

What to order? The Grinch-a-Rita

What’s inside? Midori, milagro tequila, orange juice, and lime juice, served with a salted rim and garnished cherries.

The Pelican Restaurant & Bar, 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 523 1504

The Pelican Bar's Grinch-a-rita cocktail, courtesy of The Pelican Bar & Restaurant.
The Pelican Bar’s Grinch-a-rita cocktail, courtesy of The Pelican Bar & Restaurant.
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The Bombay Club

What to order? The Hot Buttered Rum

What’s inside? Bacardi 8, spiced butter and nutmeg.

The Bombay Club's hot buttered rum cocktail, courtesy of The Bombay Club.

The Bombay Club’s hot buttered rum cocktail, courtesy of The Bombay Club.

Cheers, y’all!