Eat + Drink

Shaken and Stirred: The Anatomy of Classic New Orleans Cocktails

You’ve been told that you have to have a Sazerac when you get to New Orleans and, most definitely, a Hurricane. But what makes these drinks so iconic, or, better yet, so deliciously potent? There’s definitely a story and a secret to these signature sips. The Museum of the American Cocktail offers a peek into NOLA’s cocktail culture as does the annual Tales of the Cocktail festival, dedicated to tipples. You can start your spirited research with these classic New Orleans cocktail legends and recipes.

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(Infographic: Amy Colgan)