Where to Get the Best Frozen Cocktails in the French Quarter
There are tons of things to do in New Orleans, and drinking certainly ranks high on the list of favorite pastimes. Here's a peek at where to find 6 refreshing frozen cocktails in the French Quarter. Which one will you try first?
1. A Classic New Orleans Daiquiri
New Orleans has perfected the daiquiri, a rum-based drink originating in Cuba. In the Big Easy, you’ll find multiple places to score a frozen, fruity cocktail in a ton of different flavors. Some hot spots to try are Fat Tuesday Bourbon 1 or Big Easy Daiquiris.
2. Pina Colada at the Organic Banana
The Organic Banana fruit and juice bar whips up deliciously frozen cocktails featuring fresh fruit and locally-made rum. You’ll find them inside the historic French Market, and the Pina Colada is a gotta-have. Grab one before you start browsing so you can sip while you shop.
3. Voodoo Grape Slush
Stop into Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop for a tasty Voodoo Grape Slush and other fun cocktails, plus a taste of history. This unique bar dates back to 1722 and is reputed to be the oldest functioning bar in the United States. Even today, the bar celebrates its humble beginnings by replacing electric lights with candles.
4. Frozen Margarita
If you’re craving Mexican food while in town, El Gato Negro delivers mouthwatering cuisine. The menu features family recipes from the western state of Michoacán, all made with fresh ingredients. When you’re enjoying your meal, make sure to order a frozen margarita, or try one of their pineapple cilantro margaritas.
5. Bourbon Milk Punch
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Bourbon House, the premier seafood and oyster bar in New Orleans. It serves fresh, in-season seafood and is home to one of NOLA’s most classic frozen drinks, the Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch. It showcases a mix of bourbon and vanilla ice cream that is sure to make your taste buds sing.
6. Frozen Irish Coffee
For a casual, laid-back atmosphere, step into the Erin Rose, a favorite of both locals and tourists. This neighborhood bar started as a single-family home before becoming a bar in the 1950s. Try one of their po-boys, and wash it all down with their iconic Frozen Irish Coffee.
After enjoying a cocktail or two as you soak up the New Orleans atmosphere, you can head back to your charming room at the La Galerie Hotel. It’s the best way to end your day in the Crescent City and rest up to enjoy another day of adventure.