New Orleans Cocktail History: French Quarter Tour
506 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a walking tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans and indulge in the rich history of cocktails. Sip on legendary drinks, learn about their origins, and enjoy the expertise of local bartenders. Perfect for cocktail and culture enthusiasts!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - Meet your guide inside Patrick’s Bar Vin, a luxurious wine bar adjacent to a beautiful courtyard, to start your tour. Your local guide presents a fun and fascinating introduction to New Orleans’ and the world’s cocktail culture as you sip your first drink. The tour begins with a refreshing, grapefruit spiced Rum Punch inspired by the English sailors working in the 1600’s Indian spice trade.
What's Included
  • 4 handcrafted cocktails
  • Visits to 4 top-rated venues
  • Expert local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Enjoy delicious mixed drinks in New Orleans’ French Quarter on a strolling excursion led by a knowledgeable local expert. Explore secret hotspots beloved by residents for generations as you gain insights from your friendly and informative tour guide about the historic places you observe and legendary beverages you taste. Uncover the roots of the Daiquiri, uncover the realities about absinthe, and try a Sazerac mixed from a recipe dating back to the 19th century. Each visit includes a classic cocktail concocted by famed mixologists who offer their unique spin. It’s the ideal tour for those keen on cocktails and culture!

  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
Patrick’s Bar Vin
Bienville Street
We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(506 Ratings)
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Apr 2, 2024
A damn fine time - Such a rich and diverse selection of not just cocktails, but the bars themselves. Even the cocktails I didn't necessarily love, were clearly well made and with quality spirits and fresh juices. Our tour guide Mike was especially wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable as our tour guide. Would highly recommend and I look forward to going again in the future!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 24, 2024
Girls Trip - My favorite part of the tour was the amazing balance between learning the history of cocktails but also just savoring the drinks. Beth was outstanding, couldn’t recommend enough!
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Mar 23, 2024
Great time! - We went on our tour with Beth. She was absolutely fantastic at what she does! She was very knowledgeable about the history of cocktails and threw in some New Orleans history as well! We had a great experience and enjoyed the drinks and history!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 6, 2024
Fun and Educational - Great mix of New Orleans history and present day. You WILL learn something on this tour all while having a good time and tasting some wonderful cocktails.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 3, 2024
Wonderful time with a fun group! - Dr. Gumbo (Dylan) led our cocktail tour and it was great! We had 11 people in our tour (5 groups) and by the last couple of bars we were all crowded together enjoying our cocktails like we were lifelong friends. Dylan did a great job explaining the history and evolution of the cocktail as we enjoyed full-sized drinks at several incredible bars around town. Warning: show up sober because you have a lot of drinking ahead of you!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 1, 2024
Great way to see the French Quarter - Our guide, Mike was SO knowledgable and engaging. He really knows his stuff and is a great story teller. The bars we visited were more upscale than expected which was a nice surprise. Loved the variety of cocktails and knowing the history behind them. Best thing we did in NO.
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Feb 28, 2024
EXCELLENT OPTION - Excellent tour, two important things the guide and the cocktails were the perfect complement, the guide was so friendly , and he recommended many places, it's really worth it and it has very comfortable prices
Review provided by Viator
Feb 16, 2024
Great tour. Good way to kick off our first visit to New Orleans - Beth was an excellent tour guide. Tour was fun and very informative. All of the cocktails we very good..something for everyone.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 3, 2024
Excellent adventure in the French Quarter! - Incredible tour with Beth! She’s incredibly knowledgable, fun, and showed us a good time despite pouring rain. Would definitely recommend to friends!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 3, 2024
A very good experience! - The guide Beth was amazing, friendly, and taught us a lot about the history of the drinks in New Orleans!!! The drinks were very enjoyable!
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up to 15 guests
April 2024