The Top 10 Cocktails in New Orleans Right Now

The Top 10 Cocktails in New Orleans Right Now

by Allison Davis

Thursday, March 24th is officially National Cocktail Day! New Orleans is covered in amazing bars, lounges and clubs perfectly fit to enjoy and partake in this boozy and oh-so-necessary celebration. Whether you’re into the classic cocktails, something playful and fun, or completely exotic- here are the Top 10 Cocktails in New Orleans right now!


800 Tchoupitoulas St.

(504) 528-9393

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Emeri’s has a rotating punch service that will rock your socks off! It is constantly changing and somehow always getting better! Their current rotating punch service is cognac based with vanilla and chai. Yum!

Hotel Fontenot’s Peacock Room

501 Tchoupitoulas Street


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Peacock Room’s cocktails definitely match the vibes of the entire room- colorful, playful, yet sophisticated. Their colors are always vibrant, the decor is inviting and the flavors of each cocktail are so unique and mouthwatering! 

Otra Vez

1001 Julia Street

(504) 354-8194

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Otra Vez not only knows how to make a great classic margarita, they know how to put a unique twist on it that will appeal to all preferences, whether sweet, spicy, earthy, or decadent. This featured cocktail is a margarita enhanced with butterfly pea flower tea, giving it that gorgeous purple look. 

Saint John

1117 Decatur Street


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Located in the French Quarter, this place not only has delicious Cajun cuisine, but craft cocktails that will make you never want to leave! Using local Who Dat Bourbon, this featured Old Fashioned is great for those who love to keep it simple in the Big Easy.

Basin Seafood & Spirits

3222 Magazine Street


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This gorgeous cocktail is known as the “Old Magazine” a twist off an Old Fashioned. Italian wild cherry, plum bitters and Double Rye- this cocktail is flowing with good Uptown vibes. 

Paladar 511

511 Marigny Street


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Rye, Cognac, Chamomile, and Malmsey Madeira- all amazing ingredients to complete this one-of-a-kind cocktail, only found in this Bywater gem. If you love a good bourbon with a hint of floral, this cocktail is perfect for you!


4905 Freret Street


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Fun, upbeat, and hip- this local neighborhood bar on Freret Street is the perfect place to get either a classic Old Fashioned or a refreshing frozen Daiquiri. Their happy hour and bar snacks are hard to beat as well. It’s the original New Orleans cocktail lounge, and it’s a perfect late-night spot for locals and tourists.

Gris Gris

1800 Magazine Street

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Gris Gris is definitely the ultimate brunch spot known for their classic, mouthwatering Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, but their Irish Coffee is what really makes them stand out. It is a rich, frozen blend of Tullamore Dew, cold brew, coffee liqueur, and Evangeline’s praline liqueur making it a perfect treat to start your day.

Bar MariLou

1544 Carondelet Street


Sultry, seductive, and slightly eccentric- this place is totally Instagram photo-worthy with deliciously sexy craft cocktails to match! A personal favorite cocktail is the “Tokyo Record,” a blend of Japanese whiskey, Amontillado Sherry, elderflower, lemon and vanilla.

Hot Tin

2031 St. Charles Avenue

(504) 323-1500

This place definitely has one of the best views in the city. Overlooking the entire New Orleans skyline, Hot Tin is located in the once intimate penthouse suite of the Pontchartrain Hotel. Their cocktails are exquisite and the atmosphere will take you back in time.

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