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Nine Champagne Cocktails to Try Now

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Want to live like a whale, but don't want to throw down on bottles of champagne? Eater brings you Nine Champagne Cocktails in New Orleans that will make you feel like a high roller, but won't break the bank. Each of these cocktails has a unique mix of ingredients, from honeysuckle-infused vodka to a house made ginger spiced tea shrub, proving that Champagne isn't just the perfect pairing for hundred dollar billz, y'all.

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1. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
Chef Tenney Flynn's impeccable menu of fresh fish and seafood is accompanied by a slew of craft cocktails, including the champagne-friendly variety. The NOLA Fizz, with St. Germain, fresh grapefruit, champagne, and thyme, all served over ice, is particularly effervescent.

2. Lilette

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3637 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-1636
John Harris Magazine Street gem boasts several champagne cocktails, including their signature drink, The Lilette Rouge, made with muddled lime, orange, and prosecco on the rocks.

3. Mariza

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 598-5700
The new Bywater restaurant from Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne of cocktail-centric Iris, has a couple bubbles-based drinks including a traditional Spritz with Campari and Prosecco, club soda and orange served over ice.

4. Cochon

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
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Sure, it may seem like a sin to not drink whiskey and beer with the incredible Cajun food at Donald Link's flagship, but the Honeysuckle Rose cocktail with grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle vodka, and prosecco, is perhaps light enough to keep you from exiting the building in Violet Beauregard fashion.

5. Cure

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4905 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-2357
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The Ginger Baby, from bartender Ryan Gannon at Cure, is definitely a unique take on the champagne cocktail, without the usual fruity suspects. A house made ginger spiced tea shrub is topped with sparkling wine and a spray of bay leaf tincture.

6. Herbsaint

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701 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-4114
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The restaurant is named after the anise-flavored booze, so naturally an Herbsaint Champagne Cocktail is a best-seller at this Donald Link restaurant. The drink is comprised of Herbsaint, blackberry liqueur, bubbles, and a twist of lemon. Watch it be made here.

7. Sylvain NoLa

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625 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 265-8123
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Don't want just plain Veuve Clicquot with your French Fries, Sylvain also has a Champagne Cocktail with lavender, Terrerio Prosecco AND champagne.

8. Bar Tonique

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820 N Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
The craft cocktail bar stays true to the origins of the Champagne Cocktail, circa 1850, with a simple recipe that includes bubbly, peach bitters, a sugar cube and lemon peel.

9. Bellocq

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936 St. Charles
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 962-0900
At Bellocq in the Hotel Modern, Kirk Estopinal and company make The Gingerly, with Barrolo Chinnato, McKenna bonded bourbon, hum (a botanical liqueur) and orange peel. The drink is shaken, strained and then topped with champers.

1. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Chef Tenney Flynn's impeccable menu of fresh fish and seafood is accompanied by a slew of craft cocktails, including the champagne-friendly variety. The NOLA Fizz, with St. Germain, fresh grapefruit, champagne, and thyme, all served over ice, is particularly effervescent.
808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. Lilette

3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
John Harris Magazine Street gem boasts several champagne cocktails, including their signature drink, The Lilette Rouge, made with muddled lime, orange, and prosecco on the rocks.
3637 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Mariza

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
The new Bywater restaurant from Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne of cocktail-centric Iris, has a couple bubbles-based drinks including a traditional Spritz with Campari and Prosecco, club soda and orange served over ice.
2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sure, it may seem like a sin to not drink whiskey and beer with the incredible Cajun food at Donald Link's flagship, but the Honeysuckle Rose cocktail with grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle vodka, and prosecco, is perhaps light enough to keep you from exiting the building in Violet Beauregard fashion.
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Cure

4905 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
The Ginger Baby, from bartender Ryan Gannon at Cure, is definitely a unique take on the champagne cocktail, without the usual fruity suspects. A house made ginger spiced tea shrub is topped with sparkling wine and a spray of bay leaf tincture.
4905 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Herbsaint

701 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
The restaurant is named after the anise-flavored booze, so naturally an Herbsaint Champagne Cocktail is a best-seller at this Donald Link restaurant. The drink is comprised of Herbsaint, blackberry liqueur, bubbles, and a twist of lemon. Watch it be made here.
701 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Sylvain NoLa

625 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Don't want just plain Veuve Clicquot with your French Fries, Sylvain also has a Champagne Cocktail with lavender, Terrerio Prosecco AND champagne.
625 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Bar Tonique

820 N Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116
The craft cocktail bar stays true to the origins of the Champagne Cocktail, circa 1850, with a simple recipe that includes bubbly, peach bitters, a sugar cube and lemon peel.
820 N Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Bellocq

936 St. Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130
At Bellocq in the Hotel Modern, Kirk Estopinal and company make The Gingerly, with Barrolo Chinnato, McKenna bonded bourbon, hum (a botanical liqueur) and orange peel. The drink is shaken, strained and then topped with champers.
936 St. Charles
New Orleans, LA 70130

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