1. United States
  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

Product ID: 76234
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Join this tour through New Orleans’ historic and fascinating history of cocktails, and sample them along the way.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuity to guide (optional)

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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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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• You must be 21 or over. Guide may request ID.
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Product ID: 76234