Assuming that you already steer clear of the walk-through daiquiri bars on Bourbon Street and avoid sugar bombs that tempt tourists (grain alcohol, anyone?), we have a frozen drink tip in the French Quarter worth noting—and every gram of sugar.
Delicious frozen cocktails abound these days but ground zero for the best Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch on the planet is at the corner of Bourbon and Iberville. Yeah, it’s just too convenient.
Locals have known this beloved frozen drink long before Frosty Factory machines were spinning behind every bar.
The pro day drinking tip: Pass on dessert wherever you’re brunching and head over to Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, a classic Quarter oyster bar. Bypass the hostess stand and beeline to the bar to have a Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch in an official Nola Go-Cup.
Housemade vanilla gelato blended with Old Forester Bourbon is what elevates this Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch at the Bourbon House. It’s a rich, creamy, stomach-coating bourbon vanilla milkshake. Swirls of nutmeg remind you it’s actually a cocktail, but that won’t slow down the straw-to-mouth slurping tempo.
On the spectrum of sweetness, it’s syrupy, so take this tippler’s tip: order with an extra shot of bourbon, aka a floater.
Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
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