Who doesn’t enjoy a good cocktail? Now that the weather is getting pretty here in South Louisiana, you can’t get much better than an evening on the porch listening to live music and sipping a signature drink. And when the weather is nice here, you have to take advantage of it.
Don’t worry, I have done all of the grueling research for you and found the best (or at least my favorite) cocktails in the Capital City. Seriously, it’s no big deal. You’re welcome! I was happy to put this post together for you.
One of my all-time favorite cocktails is a Moscow Mule, and the bartenders at The Overpass Merchant have put their own spin on this classic cocktail. Instead of using vodka, their house drink is made with Irish whiskey – plus it’s frozen. So, it’s pretty much a cocktail in the form of an Icee garnished with some fresh mint in a chilled copper mug. Need any more convincing?
The Mississippi Magnolia at Bin 77 is the perfect cocktail for these hot Louisiana days. It is a light and delicious pairing of honeysuckle vodka with fresh lemon and ginger root. The ginger is my favorite part of this drink. It’s topped off with a splash of soda making it the ultimate refresher.
The Painkiller is an original recipe cocktail at the Rum House Caribbean Taqueria. It is a concoction of rum, pineapple juice, a splash of orange juice and cream of coconut. So, basically a dessert on ice. It’s garnished with grated nutmeg, and you pretty much feel like you are on island time. It’s delicious and can be found in Baton Rouge AND New Orleans.
If you are a fan of the margarita, you absolutely can’t go wrong at Superior Grill. At most restaurants I can enjoy a couple of margaritas during a long meal, but at Superior you only need one. For real. I typically get my margarita on the rocks everywhere else, but the frozen marg with no salt is my favorite option here. Also, I love a drink in a styrofoam cup for some reason.
FROSE ALL DAY
If you think rose all day is good, then you will love BRQ’s frose all day. This is basically a grown-up Icee (again!) made with rose wine blended with seasonal fruit and a little kick. The best part is, they are only $5 on Thursdays!
If you are looking for a Happy Hour to try out some of these cocktails, my blogger friend Leslie from Southern Flair Blog started a Happy Hour Club. If there is one club to be a part of, it’s this one and everyone is welcome! Each month she finds a new place around town that offers drink specials for ladies to get together and meet new people. I went to the inaugural Happy Hour Club and had such a fun time getting to know some new people in the city. If you follow her Facebook page or through her newsletter, you can see which spot she sets up at each month. Cheers!