Refreshing Drinks and Cocktails to Try from New Orleans’ Best Bars this Summer

A refreshing cocktail toast on a candle lit table covered with red roses during a date night in New Orleans.

WHETHER DRINKING A CLASSIC HURRICANE FROM PAT O’BRIEN’S OR INDULGING IN A FROZEN TREAT FROM BIG EASY DAIQUIRIS, NEW ORLEANS HAS MANY DRINKS TO COOL DOWN WITH THIS SUMMER

New Orleans is a magnet for lovers of classic cocktails, booze, and spirits year-round. In the summertime, a few frozen drinks emerge from the shadows to help cool off unsuspecting guests to Louisiana’s humid heat. Those looking to sip their fun will enjoy the city’s craft beverages, frozen and iced, all summer.

Cool Off with a Classic New Orleans Cocktail this Summer

The Crescent City is full of classic beverages with a storied past. Those wishing to say cheers to New Orleans’ lavish history will be pleased with its mixed drink selection.

New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail from Pat O’Brien’s

Sweet and fruity, the Hurricane Cocktail has been a refreshing staple since World War II. At the time, whiskey was rare and hard to find in New Orleans, so bartenders put together a concoction that would complement the light and dark rum substitute. The craft cocktail consists of passion fruit, orange, and lime juice with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice as garnish. Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter crafts the original recipe so skillfully that it has become famous within the city and nationwide.

The Best Mint Julep from Old Absinthe House

The Mint Julep is a must-try for anyone seeking a full-bodied refreshing beverage in the city. Although the Kentucky Derby popularized the drink in 1875, Louisianians enjoyed it for many years prior. Indulgers can find the concoction of mint leaves, powdered sugar, and bourbon served in a frosted glass at Old Absinthe House in the French Quarter.

The Original Pimm’s Cup from Napoleon House

Finding a low-alcohol-content beverage in New Orleans can prove to be quite tricky. Ironically, the original Pimm’s Cup cocktail from Napoleon House is the only drink of its kind. The refreshing blend of Pimm’s Number One, lemonade, and Seven Up, with garnishing cucumber, will perk up even the hottest visitors. Locals claim quintessential writers Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain favored the light, bubbly beverage.

New Orleans’ Frozen Drinks to Try this Summer

Snow Balls are a big hit in New Orleans during the summer months. Sometimes a frozen daiquiri tops the charts for those old enough to imbibe them.

Frozen French 75 from Superior Seafood

One restaurant on St. Charles Avenue puts a chilly twist on the classic New Orleans French 75 cocktail. Superior Seafood blends gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling wine into a slushy elixir. They even add a zesty lemon peel as a garnish to pay homage to the original recipe.

The Louisiana Frozen Daiquiri

The most iconic icy drink in Louisiana is the frozen Daiquiri. Contrary to popular belief, the namesake originates from Daiquirí, a small village in Cuba. Jennings Cox is believed to have brought the frozen cocktail to New Orleans in 1896. While the original recipe is simpler, consisting of just rum, lime, and sugar, New Orleans puts a decadent twist on the drink. Today, barhoppers can find numerous daiquiri flavors like Strawberry, Jungle Juice, and Banana Banshee at bars in the French Quarter.

Frozen Irish Coffee from Erin Rose

Erin Rose, an Irish bar right off Bourbon Street, serves spiked caffeine and indulgence in a plastic cup. Frozen Irish Coffee has been a decadent summer treat notorious for reviving those overwhelmed with the heat and humidity of Southern Louisiana.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to enjoy New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.

VISIT US

ROOMS

The Jung Hotel & Residences’ rooms and suites offer contemporary and luxurious Downtown New Orleans accommodations on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, a workstation, a laptop safe, and bottled water. Other features are deluxe pillow-top mattresses and Bluetooth alarm clocks with USB charging ports.

CORPORATE

The Jung Hotel & Residences has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their Downtown New Orleans stay on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Situated in the heart of Downtown New Orleans, the Jung Hotel & Residences is a hub for business travelers on the Canal Street streetcar line. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Caesars Superdome, and streetcar transportation.

WEDDING

The Jung Hotel & Residences is a much sought-after location for modern New Orleans weddings on the iconic palm tree-lined Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Our elegant Grand Hall and rooftop accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 200 guests. Whether a bride wishes for a grand ballroom reception or an intimate poolside ceremony on the roof, the Jung Hotel & Residences has it all.

EXPLORE

Downtown New Orleans is a haven for live music, eccentric nightlife, and bold cuisine. The Jung Hotel & Residences, a Canal Street hotel near Caesars Superdome, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Downtown New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome to Canal Street’s historic streetcars, there is much to explore within a streetcar ride from the Jung Hotel & Residences.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • WILLA JEAN
  • CANAL STREETCAR
  • THE SAZERAC BAR
  • THE RUSTY NAIL
  • CAESARS SUPERDOME
  • SAENGER THATRE
  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM
  • SMOOTHIE KING CENTER
  • COCHON RESTAURANT