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11 of NOLA’s Best Winter Cocktails You Have To Try This Holiday Season

New Orleans bars are rolling out their seasonal drink menus in every nook of the city and you’re sure to find a winner on this list. Find your neighborhood’s cocktail or venture out and try something new this winter.


Bacchanal / Smooth Operator

Pink peppercorn infused Pisco, Italicus, mint tea, cranberry, lime, egg white, Peychaud’s bitters

Bacchanal Cocktail via juicethebartender copy
Courtesy of @juicethebartender.


The Elysian Bar / Year of the Tiger

White Port, Contratto Aperitivo, Strong Cold Brew Jasmine Green Tea, Lemon, Simple Syrup

Year of Tiger Elysian Bar
Courtesy of The Elysian Bar.


Saint John / Cider No. 9

Apple Shrub, Vanilla, Chai

Saint John Cider No. 9
Courtesy of Randy Schmidt.


Cask / Bonfire on the Bayou

Peanut Butter Whiskey, Cream, Chocolate Bitters, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow

Cask Nola Bonfire on Bayou Cocktail
Courtesy of Cask New Orleans Instagram.


Commons Club at Virgin Hotels / Spiced Blackberry Fizz

Ginger Syrup, Spiced Blackberry Shrub, Egg Whites, Lime, Ginger Beer, Soda, Blackberry

Spiced Blackberry Fizz Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Courtesy Virgin Hotels New Orleans.

Barcadia New Orleans / Getting Blitzin

Rumplemintz, Hot Chocolate, Whipped Cream


Jack Rose / Yamz A Make Her Dance

Cognac, Lemon, Honey, Amaro Nonino, Sweet Potato Purée, Flaming Marshmallow

Yamz A Make Her Dance Jack Rose
Courtesy Jack Rose.

The Bower / Bower Sour

Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Hibiscus Syrup, Aquafaba, Peychaud’s Bitters

Bower Sour Cocktail
Courtesy of The Bower.

Gris-Gris / He, La Bas!

Rark Rum, Drambuie, Orange Essence, Cinnamon Stick, Star Anise, additional spices

Gris Gris He La Bas
Courtesy of Gris-Gris.


Mister Mao / Nut Job

Nocino Walnut Liqueur, Granada Vallet (Pomegranate Bitters, Cinnamon, Fennel), Lime

Nut Job Mister Mao Paprika Studios
Courtesy Paprika Studios.


Velvet Cactus / Mexican Mole’ Martini

Arabica Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cocoa Dark, Grana Gala, Mole’ Bitters, Cream

Velvet Cactus Mexican Mole'
Courtesy Velvet Cactus.



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