Forget Hand Grenades and Hurricanes, this tour goes beyond Bourbon Street! Join Doctor Gumbo Tours on a journey through New Orleans’ historic and fascinating history of cocktails, and sample them along the way. Belly up to the oldest stand-up bar in the country, find out where the Grasshopper was invented, get the real scoop on absinthe, learn the origins of the Sazerac and discover hidden gems where locals have been imbibing for centuries. Each stop will feature a historic cocktail prepared by multiple award-winning mixologists, and your guide will give you the history behind them! Expect to visit 4 venues including SoBou, the Bourbon O Bar and Tujague’s!
The last bar, under the direction of the most published author on cocktail-related books in the world, is a Mecca for craft cocktail enthusiasts and features live, local music at 8pm! They also serve authentic New Orleans fare in case you need some food to “soak things up”!
What: Cocktail History Tour in the French Quarter
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: $65 (includes tour and 4 cocktails) or $32 (includes tour only)
Extra: We go rain or shine. All cocktails are vegan-friendly. Total distance of the tour is approximately one mile, so wear your fancy shoes if you want to!