Cocktail tour of the French Quarter

The cocktail tour of the French Quarter sounds like our kind of tour. We love to experience cities through their culinary history.

image via thecocktailtour.com

image via thecocktailtour.com

Info from the write-up on GoNOLA.com (full post):

We showed up to start the tour at Vacherie, a French Quarter Restaurant and Bar, and were greeted by a smiling Elizabeth Pearce, inventor of The Cocktail Tour.

Elizabeth is a culinary historian who specializes in telling the story of New Orleans through food and drink – especially cocktails. She passed out sacks full of cocktails and we were on our way!

Most of the stops on the tour correspond to one of the drinks in the sack, and Elizabeth weaves the history of the cocktail and the history of the location together seamlessly. I don’t want to give anything away, but keep your ears open for a particularly hilarious story involving whiskey and a former governor of Mississippi.

Check out The Cocktail Tour every Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the French Quarter, or by special appointment. Cost is $45 and includes cocktails!  If you’re not a big drinker, don’t worry. There’s plenty of history and humor to keep you entertained!

Elizabeth Pearce also does the French Quarter Culinary Tour and the Sazerac Tour.

For more information, check out The Cocktail Tour’s website and/or follow Elizabeth on Twitter (@ETPearce).

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