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Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280
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Description: Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different...
Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different ways to experience New Orleans. Who knew history could be so much fun? Join cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce as she regales you with the story of New Orleans, its people, and culture using some of its most famous (and infamous) drinks. Whether you join her for The Cocktail Tour or a Drinking Experience, you will come away with a new appreciation for America’s most interesting city. The Cocktail Tour stops at some of the French Quarters notable landmarks including Jackson Square, the French Market and St. Louis Cathedral. While you stroll, you will savor four iconic drinks of the city. Additionally, Drink & Learn offers Experiences that are perfect for those who prefer their drinking to be climate controlled and who see no reason to walk with a drink when you can sit and sip one. Featuring historic images and vintage film footage, The New Orleans Experience takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, one drink at a time.You much be 21 to attend any tour or experience.
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Fun history lesson.

Our group had a terrific time on our Drink and Learn Tour. Elizabeth was organized, with the drinks, recipes, cold packs. She's an engaging story teller and it was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our group had a terrific time on our Drink and Learn Tour. Elizabeth was organized, with the drinks, recipes, cold packs. She's an engaging story teller and it was really interesting how the events in history were involved in the development of drinks and cocktails in New Orleans. It is funny how everyone in the group begins to socialize more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was the best tour my friends and I experienced when we were in NOLA this weekend. Elizabeth was an amazing tour guide--extremely knowledgable and funny, and the drinks were portioned perfectly! Well worth the $50. Ideal for anyone interested in learning about NOLA's history while having cocktails. Tour is rain or shine, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I took my first Drinking tour with Elizabeth 2 years ago when I was planning my best friend's bachelorette party. We both loved it so much that we suggested going again for another friend's bachelorette party this past March. Elizabeth is hilarious, the drinks are strong, and the stories are great. The tour was a HUGE hit at both bachelorette... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went on this tour with 3 of my friends on a girls road trip. We loved it! You get a "satchel of booze" with themed drinks based on locations you stop on the tour. This was my 8th trip to New Orleans and I learned all sorts of interesting things about the city! I would highly recommend Elizabeth and... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have taken a ton of tours in New Orleans and while I have had a great time on almost all of them this one was hands down my favorite! Excellent tour guide, excellent history lessons, excellent humor, excellent drinks. Do it on your first day in New Orleans and it will make viewing the city on your own that... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I can sincerely say that this was the BEST afternoon we spent in New Orleans. Elizabeth had us laughing the entire tour, and you learn tons of little tidbits about the history of New Orleans and the drinks you'll be sipping on. Speaking of which, the cocktails themselves were excellent, with a great variety. The only downside was that the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was one of our favourite afternoons spent during our trip to New Orleans. While drinking and walking is a frequent sight in NOLA, the cocktails provided were delicious, professionally made and well above the standard "To Go" cups. Elizabeth's vibrant personality and the well-crafted historical stories about New Orleans told with a "twist", just upped the entertainment value. Highly... More 

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Lithia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lisa was an excellent tour guide. Learned about New Orleans and why the drinks were made and by who. Would do it again. Kudos to Lisa and "Drink and Learn"

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've been to New Orleans many times, and this tour my wife and I took recently was one of the best experiences so far! Elizabeth is fabulous, and it was a great way to learn the history of the French Quarter and of several cocktails that help make New Orleans such a fun destination. I highly recommend it!

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Elizabeth is an awesome tour guide. I have taken her tour twice now, with two different groups of friends! It is a genius idea to have a cocktail tour in a city where cocktails are part of the history! She gives you insight into places, people, ingredients, and culture. The drinks along the way make it even more fun. I... More 

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