New Orleans: Cure

The granddaddy of craft cocktail culture in New Orleans
The folks at Cure upped the cocktail game for the modern age in New Orleans. In 2009, business partners Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal opened this establishment on Freret Street when it was still reeling from post-Katrina abandonment. The renovation of a former fire station made it possible to display its liquor on five long shelves stretching up over 14 feet high, truly an impressive sight. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy the seasonal cocktail menu along with a special selection of champagne and sparkling wine with no cover charge, but you may want to make a reservation.

What to Order:

BAR SNACKS: Cheese & Charcuterie / Olives, Spiced Nuts, and House Made Pickles / Pimento Cheese Toast / Cacio E Pepe Deviled Eggs / Smoked Trout Dip, etc.


A low proof sour akin to a BEES KNEES, with the addition of baking spices, ginger, honey, caraway and quinine.

Notes of smoked black tea, chocolate, caramel and rhubarb make for a compelling riff on an OLD FASHIONED.