A Guide to the World-Famous New Orleans Daiquiri


Everybody knows New Orleans has unmatched culture, music, food, and history. New Orleans has been recognized as one of the cities with the best nightlife, if not the best, in the country. However, the city has a debate about which of its famous drinks reign supreme.

Some will say the Sazerac, while others say local craft beers, but the consensus from almost all tourists and many locals is the New Orleans classic, the daiquiri. They taste fabulous and have a fascinating history, and can be found in many of New Orleans’ famous bars in many different flavors.

The Daiquiri’s Inception

In the late 19th century, the daiquiri came to fruition at the hands of an American engineer, Mr. Jennings Cox. He loved experimenting with making unique drinks and, one day, stumbled upon the combination of sugar, rum, and lime juice. He was stationed in Daiquiri, Cuba, and named the drink after the small town. Today, the famous drink can be found all over New Orleans.

The Carousel Bar and Lounge

When it comes to incredible atmospheres, one of the best bars that offer daiquiris in New Orleans is the Carousel Bar and Lounge. Patrons can indulge in a fruity daiquiri while enjoying the unique carousel theme of the bar.

Pat O’Brien’s

Another great spot to get daiquiris is Pat O’Brien’s. While best known for its potent Hurricane and Hand Grenade cocktails, the establishment also makes incredible daiquiris.

Lafittes Blacksmith Shop

For a more low-key experience, head to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter. People will find a charming ambiance and even better daiquiris in the old pirate’s hideout.

Most Popular Flavors

The most popular flavors among locals will surely be a hit with anyone. For a fruity pick-me-up, consider a hurricane or classic strawberry daiquiri. However, tropical flavors, such as a pina colada or cucumber lime, are the best options for a traditional and original daiquiri taste.

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