Bats and Booze on Bourbon
Summertime in NOLA means it is Tales of the Cocktail time, and Bacardi made Thursday a day to remember as they rented out Preservation Hall for their daiquiri day party. The street was blocked off and a caribbean setting bloomed with four mixologists creating their concoctions for two hours then an additional four coming with new cocktails for the final two hours.
Inside, the Preservation Hall band kicked off the event as Cuban style dancers entertained guests. Authentic Caribbean dishes including a pig roast lined the Pres Hall Patio as an additional mixologist blended her daiquiris for patrons. After the first set, we were graced with the Rebirth Jazz band making this an incredible opportunity to enjoy two local brass teams.
Being a Tales event, bartenders from across the country and the world were popping in and out, and one of our local favorites from Arnaud's, Chris Hannah, was among them. It is great to chat with the bartenders and get their take on what works in modern mixology and what is easy to create for the regular user. Many of the daiquiri creations were simple to pull together which is what we enjoy discovering. Over complicated drinks make the home bartender cringe. Bacardi is also leading the charge of alcoholic beverage producers on making the world strawless to save the oceans. The futuredoesntsuck.org is their education website for this program. Worship the bat!
Tales of the Cocktail
726 St Peter Street