There’s no place more famous for its cocktails than New Orleans and no wonder. The story goes that it was invented here, along with a slew of iconic drinks that are synonymous with the New Orleans experience. It’s quite a list, from the Sazerac, to brandy milk punch, Pimms cup, the grasshopper, hurricane, and of course, the hand grenade.
Storied bars and restaurants are well known for their versions of these many classic drinks. And as cocktail history is embraced and informed by a new generation of mixologists, more bars are seeking to recreate classics as well as put their own stamp on the genre by creating proprietary cocktails of their own. Here now are 21 iconic New Orleans cocktails and where to find them.
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