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Drink & Learn

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Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280

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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This is a fun way to learn history! Elizabeth is an engaging story teller with an excellent sense of theatrics. The cocktails were delicious and potent! Don't think twice about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
East Longmeadow, MA

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East Longmeadow, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun way to learn history! Elizabeth is an engaging story teller with an excellent sense of theatrics. The cocktails were delicious and potent! Don't think twice about this. Book it now. They sell out!

Thank csj8560
High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first day I got into New Orleans (first time there) I did this tour. We learned the history of New Orleans through drinks (which are included in the 50$). Elizabeth is very theatrical in her story telling and kept everyone engaged. I didn't expect to be drunk at the end of 4 drinks but they were pretty strong! I... More 

Thank triciaregius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elizabeth was very knowledgable not just about cocktail history, buy about history in general. She was charasmatic and relatable. The drinks were very good and the price was right for a great 2 hours!

Thank David S
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

She's funny and informative. It was a blast and I would absolutely do another tour with her! The drinks are tasty too.

Thank serenar96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was unlike any other tour I've taken! Great content, a friendly crowd & AWSOME drinks! What more could you ask for...???!!!! Loved every bit of of it! This tour is a MUST!

Thank Freckledfille
El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Pearce was a hoot! She had everything all ready including a purse for each of us including 4 cold alcoholic drinks (favorite of NOLA-the Hurricane being one of them), water, napkins, recipes etc. We would stop at different locations in the French Quarter and she would tell us what drink to get out and drink. Highlights were her historical... More 

Thank lschoof
West Dundee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and a lot of fun. The four drinks were good and made learning even better. We were very glad that we did the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Funny and informative. Walking tour with great history. We spent a considerable amount of time laughing and having fun.

Thank Lee G
Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this tour as a good compromise between two people; one loves to drink, the other loves to learn. I was super impressed with Miss Elizabeth, she was very organized, had everything ready to go for us neatly packed and labeled. She speaks extremely well and is truly knowledgeable about what she is talking about. Her stories are wonderfully told... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Loved the drink and learn tour with Elizabeth. I'm not a drinker but it was still fun to try and the history lesson was very interesting especially told by Elizabeth. She has a great personality and beautiful singing voice to boot. Definitely a must do when in New Orleans!!

Thank lunglady68

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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