Dry January is easy to finish when you’re in the Big Easy. Especially if you know where to find the best mocktails in the city. We’re giving you a little push by making a little list of some of the restaurants where you’ll get your non-alcoholic cocktail fix.
1. The Bower
Beverage director: Mickey Mullins
Drink: “Virgin Mood Ring”– This vibrant mocktail is made with vanilla bean lemonade, butterfly pea flower syrup, and soda water.
Where: 1320 Magazine Street, New Orleans
2. Bywater American Bistro
Drink: We Want A Shrubbery – Features a blueberry-blood orange shrub, sparkling soda, and orange garnish.
Where: 2900 Chartres Street, New Orleans
3. Commons Club
Spirit guide: Christy Bradley
Drinks: Spiced Blackberry Fizz – Warm winter spices like star anise, cinnamon, and allspice are combined with blackberries to create a spiced shrub, while egg white and Fever-Tree ginger beer add depth, foam, and a bit of fizz.
Why Am I Mr. Pink – Made with lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon, pear syrup, and topped with soda, this concoction is the perfect drink to enjoy during Dryuary.
The “D” is Silent – This spicy cocktail is made with ginger, lime, honey, pineapple, chili, and topped with soda. Garnished with cilantro and ginger.
Where: 550 Baronne Street, New Orleans
4. Mister Mao
Beverage director: William “Wildcat” Greenwell
Drink: Hibiscus Masala Lemonade – In tune with Mister Mao’s “inauthentic” global cuisine, this creative cocktail features hibiscus tea, chaat masala, fresh lime, and house-made ginger syrup. It’s garnished with marigolds.
Where: 4501 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans
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