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Inside Cane & Table, participated in many an event this  Daiquiri Season
Inside Cane & Table, participated in many an event this Daiquiri Season

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How To Enjoy Nola's First Ever Daiquiri Season, All September

A month of daiquiri specials aimed at locals

Unlike Tales of the Cocktail, Daiquiri Season is all about locals— New Orleans residents get to save money on tons of delicious beverages, and the city's finest bars get to welcome some much-needed business during the slowest month for the Big Easy's hospitality industry.

Throughout the month of September Daiquiri Season presents numerous cocktail events in local watering holes, not to mention $99/night stays at the Ace Hotel.  But if you're not one to partake in events so much, there are a number of bars and restaurants— over thirty, actually— that will have specialty daiquiris on the menu all month as well.

Some of these drinks are definitely worth seeking out on their own.

Here now are Eater's top picks for Daiquiri Season events and beverages. Get out there and enjoy yourself this month.

Daiquiri Season's Most Anticipated Special Events

Public Crowning of Duke & Duchess of Daiquiris
What: Big Freedia and a cast of judges will crown the reigning royalty of the frozen and non-frozen daiq (judges will taste all competing daiquiris on September 12) at this free public event that allows guests to sample a taste of what Daiquiri Season has to offer.
Details: Tuesday, September 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ace Hotel. Free to public.

Bounce Bus & Daiquiri Tour
What: This is a full-on bounce bus (ie. party bus) daiquiri shop tour with stops at Gene's, The Rusty Nail, Tiki Tolteca, and Gene's for $2 mini daiquiris. Guests also receive Daiquiri Season 2016 Carnival beads, a signature Daiquiri Season go cup, and a die-cut Defend the Daiquiri sticker, and a Daiquiri Season button.
Details: $45/person. Starts and ends at Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet, on September 9, 16 & 23, from 8 to 10 p.m.

El Floridita at Cane & Table
What: Julio Cabrera, Global Brand Ambassador for Havana's famed bar El Floridita, serves up his legendary banana daiquiris. Cigars, Cuban music and more shenanigans.
Details: Free entry. September 13, 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Blend Off at Cane & Table
What: Bartenders draw different fruit daiquiris from at random and have to make them on the spot while being timed.
Details: September 20 at 10 p.m. Free entry.

The Muses and Their Daiquiris at French 75
What: Chris Hannah and team honor the muses (ie. Terpsicore and company) via the magical art of daiquiris. Free admission. All drinks will cost $10.
Details: Sept, 15, 22, 29, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Trivia Night at Catahoula
What:A daiquiri themed trivia night (with other topics) that is accompanied by drink specials and prizes for winning teams.
Details: September 22 and September 29, 7 p.m. Free admission.

Daiquiri Hour at Bar Frances
What: Freret Street newcomer Bar Frances offers daiquiris for just $3.50 during its daily Daiq Happy Hour, and if your first or last name just so happens to be Frances you'll reportedly get a little something extra.
Details: Happy hour is available every day from 4 to 6 p.m.

Daiquiri Lunch at Doris Metropolitan
What: This Fri-Sun happy hour lunch features half-off daiquiris.  Add in some dry aged steaks and that's one hell of a way to get the weekend started.
DetailsFridays, Saturdays and Sundays during September from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Daiquiri Day at Barrel Proof
What:This LGD whiskey bar will turn into a daiquiri hotspot during happy hours in September with half-price daiqsall September long.
Details: Mon-Fri happy hour,  4 to 6 p.m., during September.

Kenton's Early Bourbon
What:This Uptown Bourbon hub slings a Frozen Boulevardier for just $4.50 during its early happy hour at the the bar or in the patio.
Details: Daily from 3 to 6 p.m.

Also make sure to check out the daiquiri happy hours at St. LawrenceThe Mayhaw (in St. Roch Market) and at Vessel.

Find all Daiquiri Season events right here.

10 Anticipated Daiquiri Season Drinks

Compere Lapin brings The Rose Tattoo to the Warehouse District, a daiquiri that's perfect for wine lovers, with a hint of rose cordial.

Cafe Henri's frozen negroni the Fro-Groni is worth a try in the Bywater.

French Quarter fave Tiki Tolteca does the Tequila'n Me Smalls, a wild drink that includes tequila, aperol, pineapple, watermelon, vanilla, mint, and even smoked sea salt and peppercorn.

French Quarter frozen drink empire Big Easy Daiquiris is doing two frozen wonders, a Pineapple Upside Down Cake & Pixie Stix flavors.

Beloved French Quarter dive Erin Rose hones in on milkshake insanity with the Brancamenta Frappe.

Bourree is serving the frozen Blue Bayou featuring Hypnotiq on Carrollton.

Warehouse District gem Balise rocks a Brown Bag Daiquiri , an upscale riff on a street drink featuring Mezcal El Silencio.

The Rusty Nail melds summer and fall flavors with the chai tea-based Constance Street Colada.

Treme's casual cocktail hub Sidney's Saloon rocks a frozen key lime pie daiquiri.

All Daiquiri Season specialties can be found right here.

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