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.
Restaurant, Cajun, $$$
What to order? The Parisian Christmas
What’s inside? Beefeater gin, colin rouge vermouth, trennel cassis, float of ginger beer, served with an Orange twist.
Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 2021
Galatoire’s Parisian Christmas cocktail, courtesy of Galatoire’s.
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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.
The Carousel Bar’s Hot Spiced Pear, courtesy of The Carousel Bar.
The Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy
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.
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
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 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.