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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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Amazing! The best of NOLA - drinking & learning about drinking

This was by far the best find ever for our group of 4 couples. As the ultimate organizer, I had to scout out the best way to learn about New Orleans and entertain everyone. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was by far the best find ever for our group of 4 couples. As the ultimate organizer, I had to scout out the best way to learn about New Orleans and entertain everyone. This tour did not disappoint. Elizabeth wrote the book (literally) on the history of booze in NOLA. The tour includes pre-made cocktails that you sip and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a bachelorette party trip to New Orleans and Elizabeth's tour was a wonderful experience! She made the information rich in history and alcohol, and was very entertaining. Would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the city!

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our group of six booked this tour, and every single one of us LOVED it! Elizabeth missed her calling as a Broadway actress! She's fascinating and very entertaining. We especially appreciated her enthusiasm as it felt as if our tour was her first tour and she was so thrilled to be doing it! The drinks are color coded and pre... More 

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chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was so much fun! I will be attending this tour every time I go to New Orleans! I highly recommend doing this, it'll start your day off with an excellent buzz! Also, bring some extra cash with you, she cowrote a book highlighting 100 bars in the french quarter that she sells at the end. My husband and I... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A group of us did this tour in January 2015. It was definitely one of the highlights!! Elizabeth was so knowledgable about the city and the origins of her beverages. I thought at first we were going to be visiting different local bars - but no, she showed up with these cute little cooler bags that had 4 drinks in... More 

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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went on this tour with friends and we all thought it was a blast! Elizabeth is engaging and smart, and has really done her research. Found a unique niche and is making the most of it. Highly recommend - eat first though! The drinks add up, especially if you're out of practice.

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hoboken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was one of my favorite experiences from my last trip to NOLA. I will definitely take another tour when I come back with my husband. I love how she made history interesting and really engaging. Elizabeth was fun to hang out with and would be an awesome drinking buddy! I have to be honest though, she's WAY smarter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect on this tour because it was planned by a friend for a girls trip. I didn't have specific expectations going into this experience and was just looking for a good time and to learn a bit about New Orleans. I was not disappointed! Elizabeth is charming, smart, and funny! We had such a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This tour was excellent, from the quality of the content to the authenticity of the drinks. Elizabeth is fun and funny, but also clearly well-studied and versed in New Orleans and cocktail history. The drinks pack a punch, but are tasty and perfectly matched to the tour. A great time was had by all!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Entertaining and informative. You get a history of how the drinks of New Orleans evolved based on the history of the city while walking and drinking your was around the beautiful French Quarter.

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