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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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1. The Soulja Slim at Gene's

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1072 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
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. "

2. 151 Pina Colada at Big Easy Daiquiris

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911 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
"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."

3. Watermelon Daiq at Daiquiri Chef

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3716 Downman Rd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Thompson says this daiquiri is "the only reason I go out to New Orleans East."

4. Cajun Daiquiri and Cafe

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2446 Barataria Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 349-3410
"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."

5. Gabby's Daiquiri

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3200 Saint Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
"A great neighborhood joint, and the Bywater's only Daiquiri Shop. They have poetry night on wednesdays."

6. Irish Daiquiri at Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-9080
"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.

7. 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?"

8. Hemingway Daiq at Tiki Tolteca

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301 North Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
"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.

1. The Soulja Slim at Gene's

1072 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
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. "
1072 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. 151 Pina Colada at Big Easy Daiquiris

911 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
"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."
911 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. Watermelon Daiq at Daiquiri Chef

3716 Downman Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126
Thompson says this daiquiri is "the only reason I go out to New Orleans East."
3716 Downman Rd
New Orleans, LA 70126

4. Cajun Daiquiri and Cafe

2446 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072
"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."
2446 Barataria Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072

5. Gabby's Daiquiri

3200 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
"A great neighborhood joint, and the Bywater's only Daiquiri Shop. They have poetry night on wednesdays."
3200 Saint Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Irish Daiquiri at Finn McCool's Irish Pub

3701 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
"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.
3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Whatever's New at St. Lawrence

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

8. Hemingway Daiq at Tiki Tolteca

301 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
"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.
301 North Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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