New Orleans Cocktail Tour

Adult (21+)
$79

Enjoy some classy cocktails in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter and get to grips with the city’s outstanding cocktail culture. Avoid the tourist traps and visit a heady mix of famous spots, historic haunts and hidden gems with us. You’ll learn about cocktail folklore and hear stories about the ‘The Big Easy,’ both old and new, as you sip away at our favorite local concoctions. By the end of this thirst-quenching tour, Urban Adventures is sure to provide you with all the information you need to know about New Orleans drinking culture!

Highlights

  • Go beyond Bourbon Street and visit historic bars once frequented by pirates, military generals and famous writers
  • Understand how folklore and cocktails collide as you try one of the city’s most famous drinks
  • Sample the Sazerac cocktail, a classic concoction invented here almost 200 years ago
  • Drink like a local and wander through the picturesque French Quarter with a drink in hand
  • Witness the beauty and skill that goes into making one of the city’s most delicious libations — the Ramos Gin Fizz — and then get a taste of this magical drink

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, five cocktail samples and a small snack. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Jackson Square (next to Andrew Jackson statue), 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Ending point: The end point is in a central location, close to Jackson Square.
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  • You’ll begin your tour in the most iconic spot in New Orleans, Jackson Square. From here, the best and most historic bars of The French Quarter are all within a stone’s throw. Don’t expect to spend much time on Bourbon Street though. While it has its place in New Orleans nightlife, we go beyond the tourist trail to show you what really makes New Orleans cocktail culture unique.

    For our first stop we travel back to the 1700s and visit a bar which used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Here, we taste a famous drink of the city and learn how it has influenced New Orleans drinking culture today.

    In a town bearing witness to many hangovers and a place where it’s socially acceptable to drink at any time of day, it’s no surprise New Orleans has a wide range of delicious dessert-like cocktails. On this tour, we visit one of your guide’s favorite bars and taste a drink so good you’ll forget there’s alcohol in it.

    Next up, we sample the ‘official cocktail of New Orleans’: the Sazerac. One of the first cocktails ever invented, it’s definitely tasty enough to stand the test of time. We also touch upon the topic of how medicine influenced Sazerac and other cocktails, too.

    From here, we taste another classic New Orleans invention, while exploring some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the French Quarter. We also get a behind-the-scenes peek into a courtyard oasis, a stunning hidden feature that makes these buildings special, giving well-known customers a classy room to drink in, hidden away from plain sight.

    Last but not least, we visit one of the classiest establishments in New Orleans to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks, the Ramos Gin Fizz. You’ll learn why this drink is original and exclusive to New Orleans and witness your expert bartender making it. After your first sip, you’ll truly understand why New Orleans has been called, “the cradle of civilized drinking.”

    To conclude the tour, your guide can suggest even more great local creations so you can continue your tour of the extensive New Orleans cocktail trail.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, five cocktail samples and a small snack. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you are in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Travelers under the age of 21 are not allowed on this tour.

    Dietary Notes

    This tour features a couple of cocktails which include dairy ingredients such as eggs and/or milk. Discounts are available for vegans or people with lactose-intolerance, and the guide can assist with recommendations for customers to purchase his/her own drinks during the tour. Email us at [email protected] for more information.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 (504) 617 4391
    Email address: [email protected]