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Drink & Learn

Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
504-578-8280
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Ranked #5 of 174 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went on this tour as part of a bachelorette trip and it was our favorite part of the weekend! It combines two things that make New Orleans so great: history and a party attitude. Elizabeth does an amazing job of connecting the history with cocktails so you feel like you are drinking a bit of history. Take this tour... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was planning a bachelorette party in NOLA and this was the perfect activity to do to get the party started. Elizabeth was so personable and fun, we had a great time sipping cocktails and listening to the stories of how the drinks relate to the rich history of the city. This is the history class you never got in... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the group's favorite event, by far, of our entire vacation. Elizabeth was a wonderful storyteller, and she wound together history and alcohol in an engaging, interesting way. The drinks were very strong and well-made, As a teacher myself (Elizabeth taught for years before starting the tour), it was a great learning experience. Corralling drunk adults is certainly not... More

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Macomb, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It's a fun, refreshing way to learn some fun facts and how cocktails play a role in NOLA history! Super fun and knowledgeable. Drinks were very strong!

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Woodville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

No really...this girl is the girl you want to spend a whole day with but we only had 2 hours. We learned about the history of New Orleans through the changes in drinks and alcohol consumption. Our group was small at 6 but she can take up to 20. Not a lot of walking and well worth your money. She... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a great tour. It included 4 very strong drinks and some great history on the city. Elizabeth is full on information and so bubbly. I really enjoyed walking around the city, sipping on local cocktails, and learning about how alcohol shaped New Orleans. New Orleans is full of tours and I think most of them are likely a... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Did the Drink and Learn New Orleans Experience with Elizabeth at Broussard's Empire bar. It was a fun and informative hour and Elizabeth is a delightful and engaging host. Loved the video she showed of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long's bartender showing how to make a Ramos Gin Fizz. What's more, she is aided by bartender Paul Gustings who is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The tour was interesting and fun with Elizabeth being very animated and knowledgeable when explaining New Orleans history.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Eilzabeth is very personable and sincere. She is very knowledgeable. Its a fun side of the history of alcohol and New Orleans in general.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking for a tour.. something a little different, and chose the "Cocktail Tour." Well worth it. We went on 7/10, and had a blast. The history part of the tour is great - Elizabeth doesn't just recite who did what when, but put into a real life perspective - the various cultures coming together, and why the drinks... More

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