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Drink & Learn

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Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
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+1 504-578-8280

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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A History Lesson

The format has already been covered in some of the other other reviews, so I won't go into that. What I will say, is that Elizabeth is very passionate about New Orleans and its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The format has already been covered in some of the other other reviews, so I won't go into that. What I will say, is that Elizabeth is very passionate about New Orleans and its culture--and this definitely comes across in her tour. Not only that, but she's an incredible story-teller who fleshes out the city's colorful history with a variety... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elizabeth was very professional and did a great job conveying some of the history of the city with an introduction to several of NOLAs signature drinks. There were 16-18 people in our group, including a group of 10 bachelor party. We met at a local bar where she passed out coolers with drinks she had made. She laid out the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a girls trip. We booked a tour with Drink and Learn and I was not disappointed. Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and fun. The set up and flow of the tour was perfect. It was a nice way to get oriented with some of the city. I would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really recommend this tour. We weren't sure when we signed up, however we met many nice people (about 18 on our tour). Elizabeth was a wonderful tour guide and really knew the history of the establishments around the French Quarter. The drinks were delicious and made the tour very relaxing and laid back. By the end of the tour... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this very informative tour. Elizabeth is obviously is very passionate and proud of her city. This was our second trip in less than a year from Canada (Team Canada) but our first tour with Elizabeth. Elizabeth has a very unique and fun way of telling the history of booze in New Orleans. I suggest something small to... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't recommend this tour enough. We took it initially on a work trip to New Orleans and loved it. In fact, we loved it so much I took another group on it a few weeks later when we went for a weekend get-away. Elizabeth is fun, engaging and keeps it moving. Great mix of history and drinks and the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is a great way to learn about New Orleans and have cocktails along the way. Elizabeth was a fantastic tour guide! Would highly recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elizabeth shares the history of drinks native to New Orleans. The stories were interesting and it was fun to taste these drinks along the way.

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect tour for nerdy mixologists, booze historians, and people who appreciate a good drink, Elizabeth recounts the story of New Orleans via the ingredients, characters, climate and politics that produced the city's most iconic cocktails. Her well-researched stories, and dramatic delivery of how the very drinks in your hand came into being, make her tour the best two hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Do yourself a favor and take this tour with Elizabeth. You will NOT regret it! It is an informative walking tour in the French Quarter that guides you through a brief history of how New Orleans and its cocktails evolved. Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable and far more entertaining that I can explain through this review. You may not finish every... More 

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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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