Do You Know What It Means... To Miss New Orleans?

Thankfully I do!

One short week ago, I was vacationing with my family in one of my favorite places on earth.  Some think it is a gross, dirty, old city but I find it charming and beautiful.  And the food and drinks? No competition.


I could devote a whole section to New Olreans, as the family tries to meet up there every year.  Part of the time is spent in the city, eating, drinking and listening to music while the other part is spent out fishing.

Since I've had the good fortune of being a regular visitor, I tend to pick a "theme" for exploration each time and this year it was Classic New Orleans cocktails.  Sure, New Orleans is known for Bourbon Street and the debauchery of Mardi Gras but there is a long standing history of booze in the Big Easy.

Here are the libations I had they are known for (in order of consumption, not order of preference):

The Palace Cafe - Bourbon Milk Punch

The Sazerac Bar @ The Roosevelt Hotel - Sazerac

The Sazerac Bar @ The Roosevelt Hotel - Ramos Gin Fizz 

Tropical Isle - Hand Grenade & The Shark Attack

Pat O'Briens - Hurricane

The Old Absinthe House - Absinthe Frappe

Special Mention*: The Abita Brewery - All their brews

*I know, Beer isn't a cocktail, I get it.  But I finally made it across the lake so I figured I'd talk about it.