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New Orleans' Best Frozen Daiquiris To Drink Now

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While the debate over go cup freedoms rages on this week? with City Council even releasing a statement defending their case-by-case no-cup provisos this week&? the future of the iconic cup does seem questionable. But here's a nod to a drink that has to, under all circumstances, be sipped outside or it just ain't right: The most glorified go cup drink of all time, the Frozen Daiquiri.

Eater has asked daiq-defender/frozen drank obsessor and specialist Jeremy JF Thompson? whose NOLA DAIQ FEST celebrates its 3rd year tomorrow, August 24? to help curate a map of the best frozen daiquiris to drink now in New Orleans. Here now, are his top picks.


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The Soulja Slim at Gene's

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Thompson calls this his "Standby Daiq. Never lets me down. I try to make at least 1 trip a week to this great pink temple of the Daiquiri. "

151 Pina Colada at Big Easy Daiquiris

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"Take the Big Easy Challenge. Stop at every Big Easy Daiquiris along Decatur and order a small one, then finish each before your reach the next. Let me know how that goes."

Watermelon Daiq at Daiquiri Chef

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Thompson says this daiquiri is "the only reason I go out to New Orleans East."

Cajun Daiquiri and Cafe

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"Drive through, pick a Daiq, and drive down to Barataria Preserve, where you can stroll along the raised boardwalk over the swamp and enjoy your Daiquiri. This is Daiquiri therapy."

Gabby's Daiquiri

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"A great neighborhood joint, and the Bywater's only Daiquiri Shop. They have poetry night on wednesdays."

Irish Daiquiri at Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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"They may call this by a different name, but it's an Irish Daiquiri, and this is the place to get it." Here, Thompson refers to what is otherwise known as a frozen irish coffee.

Whatever's New at St. Lawrence

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"Always enjoy stopping in to see what they've whipped up: Pimm's Cup Daiq? Blueberry Basil Daiq? Daiq topped with Champagne? Who knows?"

Hemingway Daiq at Tiki Tolteca

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"Go Thursday nights for Exotica Lounge. Tropical Vibe. Great tunes. And a $5 Craft Daiq from the man famous for short sentences." Tiki Tolteca pops up on the French Quarter Felipe's second floor Tuesday, Thursday, and some Fridays.

The Soulja Slim at Gene's

Thompson calls this his "Standby Daiq. Never lets me down. I try to make at least 1 trip a week to this great pink temple of the Daiquiri. "

151 Pina Colada at Big Easy Daiquiris

"Take the Big Easy Challenge. Stop at every Big Easy Daiquiris along Decatur and order a small one, then finish each before your reach the next. Let me know how that goes."

Watermelon Daiq at Daiquiri Chef

Thompson says this daiquiri is "the only reason I go out to New Orleans East."

Cajun Daiquiri and Cafe

"Drive through, pick a Daiq, and drive down to Barataria Preserve, where you can stroll along the raised boardwalk over the swamp and enjoy your Daiquiri. This is Daiquiri therapy."

Gabby's Daiquiri

"A great neighborhood joint, and the Bywater's only Daiquiri Shop. They have poetry night on wednesdays."

Irish Daiquiri at Finn McCool's Irish Pub

"They may call this by a different name, but it's an Irish Daiquiri, and this is the place to get it." Here, Thompson refers to what is otherwise known as a frozen irish coffee.

Whatever's New at St. Lawrence

"Always enjoy stopping in to see what they've whipped up: Pimm's Cup Daiq? Blueberry Basil Daiq? Daiq topped with Champagne? Who knows?"

Hemingway Daiq at Tiki Tolteca

"Go Thursday nights for Exotica Lounge. Tropical Vibe. Great tunes. And a $5 Craft Daiq from the man famous for short sentences." Tiki Tolteca pops up on the French Quarter Felipe's second floor Tuesday, Thursday, and some Fridays.

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