MUST HAVE NEW ORLEANS DRINKS & WHERE TO FIND THEM

If there is one thing you have to understand about New Orleans, it is that drinking is an essential part of the culture. Bottomless mimosas at brunch, 24-hour liquor sales, and no open container laws make this city the perfect home for a tipsy gypsy. Below are my top 10 must have drinks when in New Orleans and where to find them. Laissez les bons temps roule!

Pimm’s Cup
When the gates of hell open, aka summer in the South, nothing beats a Pimm’s Cup. Made with refreshing muddled cucumber, mint, soda or bubbly, and fruity (but fresh) Pimm’s gin based mix.
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Napoleon House
500 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Bloody Mary
No one does it better, believe dat. Any time of day most bars will do it big. Expect pickled okra and occasionally bacon. My favorite by far, is at one of my FAVORITE brunch places, Elizabeths. They also have praline bacon. Oh yes. It’s also the perfect atmosphere to nurse a hangover, no judging. I could rave on and on but just let this do it for me.

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Get it at:
Elizabeth’s Restaurant
601 Gallier St.
New Orleans, LA 70107

 

Brandy Milk Punch
Great for a little hair of the dog. A little cognac, milk, simple syrup and vanilla and viola. It’s so thick and refreshing it can suffice for a breakfast on a rough morning.

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Get it at:
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
200 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mint Julep
Another beyond refreshing drink made with muddled mint. People wouldn’t be able survive in the heat without these little gifts from God. Enjoy at the Carousel Bar- a classy little joint where locals like to have a drink and people watch. Located in the Hotel Monteleone, you can’t go wrong with a moving bar and original drinks.

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Get it at:
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Sazerac
One of the city’s signature cocktails, this baby has been around since the 1860’s. It’s (supposed to be) made with absinthe. Can’t go wrong with that!

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Get it at:
The Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

 

Brandy Alexander
Oh my LAWD! This is such a delicate and precious treat. It’s basically alcoholic vanilla ice-cream, usually an after dinner drink. Straight up amazing combo of dessert and drank.
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Get it at:
The Steak Knife

888 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

 

Monsoon
 I know how tempting is it to go straight for a Pat O’Briens Hurricane, I understand. But have a little faith in a gal, a Monsoon from Port of Call is where it’s at. Sweet, fruity, and ice-cold. They also so happen to have some of the BEST burgers in the city accompanied with a real loaded baked potato.

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Get it at:
Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

 

Cafe Brulot Diabolique
A delicious and entertaining after dinner drink made with coffee, brandy, cloves, etc. The server artfully concocts your drink at your table, including lighting the whole thing on fire. You definitely have to have it where it was invented- Antoine’s.

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Get it at:
Antoine’s
713 St Louis St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Have you been to New Orleans? Which drink is your must have?

How to Make the Most of Autumn

Oh, it’s here. Even though I live in one of the most season-less places in the U.S., I am still ecstatic for fall. Doesn’t everyone just love autumn? The crisp air, crunchy leaves, and cozy clothes make every day a delight. Although October is my favorite month, I thought why not start the festivities now? Here is what I try to do to make the most out of autumn.

Make a spiked spiced apple cider

God bless the internet. This year, the apple cider is making a vicious (and delicious) come back. My favorite so far is found on coffee beans and bobby pins, where the moscow mule is given a fall make-over.
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See some fall foliage

You can’t have autumn without the burnt oranges and reds of falling leaves. Try to find the nearest state park, which is likely to have one or more species that change colors. 

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Do an autumn DIY

Aren’t ghosts and pumpkins just adorable? What about a piece of candy corn made out of buttons? Or maybe you’re more into pumpkin spice latte sugar scrub? The possibilities are endless.

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Get into some fall nails 

Oh my LAW. There is something just so fierce about fall colors deep burgundies and matte browns every where you turn. The best place for a pop of color is on your nails. You deserve it.

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Plan a killer Thanksgiving

Doesn’t matter who surrounds your table, just be sure to give the present of presence. Consider a phone-less table rule this year. And don’t forget to bring something, like some dinner  vino.

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Make a pumpkin treat

I’m all about the baked donuts because they go perfectly with any warm fall beverage. Try these pumpkin glazed donut holes. Or keep it savory with a pumpkin & sage courgetti by The Londoner. How to make the most out of #autumn || a tipsy gypsy life #pumpkin

Try LUSH’s fall bath bombs

One of the best things in life is a good LUSH purchase. This time of year, catch adorable Halloween themed bath treats like this sparkly pumpkin I couldn’t resist.

 

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Go pumpkin patching

It’s surprisingly delightful to see the assortment of pumpkins. The natural variance in shape, size, and color is perfect for photos, so don’t forget to snap a few of your favorite.

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Get a soft scarf

Come on, don’t torture yourself with a cute but really f*kin itchy scarf. Because all you will think about is that it is a really f*kin itchy scarf. 

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Start a new series

If you’re going to cuddle up with a spiked cider and hopefully something (or someone) cozy, what better way to do it than with a new series you can’t get enough of.

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Prepare yourself for the holidays

It’s never to early to start getting gifts! I absolutely love being on gift lookout, and starting ahead of schedule keeps spirits calm when sh*t hits the fan.
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Pick up a new skill

With the days getting shorter and nights getting longer, now is the perfect time to invest in yourself before the craze of the holidaze (see what I did there?).

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What do you do to make the most out of fall? What’s your favorite fall tradition? 

 

 

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