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Discover Downtown NOLA: The Sazerac House

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Though Carnival Season in New Orleans will be different this year, the spirit lives on through the Sazerac House’s cocktails and traditions. As part of the celebration, they’re hosting a series of in-person and virtual events. The Sazerac House Carnival Events Series will include:

     • Virtual Ojen Cocktail Tasting
     • King Cake and Cocktails Pairing
     • Drink & Learn Carnival Traditions
     • Spirited Head Dress Workshop
     • Spirited Mask Making Workshop

In 2019, the Sazerac House put two major buildings back into commerce that had sat vacant for decades. At the intersection of Canal and Magazine Streets, this location was primed for a major project. The Sazerac House, which is a short stroll from the original 1850s era Sazerac Coffee house features a museum which explores the history of New Orleans spirits, including the namesake Sazerac Cocktail, as well as the creation of Peychaud bitters and Southern Comfort, and the rum trade dating back to the founding of our Country. Patrons can experience the bottling and brewing process as well as sample products produced right here in Downtown NOLA.

The Sazerac House follows all guidelines that allow for social distancing, frequent sanitation, regular guest and employee wellness checks and keeping all gatherings virtual as part of its modified Phase One strategy. Every visitor to the building is temperature screened upon arrival. Staff will always be required to wear face coverings and gloves. Visitors are asked to wear face coverings, which will be made available for those who do not bring their own.

Many of the Sazerac House exhibits feature interactive touch screens, and gloves with a stylus, provided by the Sazerac House, will be required for interaction with these touch screens. Sampling stations will be in full operations, and samples of Sazerac House products in disposable cups will be available. The Distillery Exhibit will be fully functional, and guests will be able to see the process of making Sazerac Rye first-hand.

About Discover Downtown NOLA
Downtown New Orleans is home to a collection of neighborhoods including the Historic Lafayette Square, Warehouse District, Canal Street, Central Business District, Arts District, Gravier-Common, South Market District, Picayune Place, Riverfront as well as several industries such as Tourism, Hospitality, Sports & Entertainment, Culture, BioMedical, Financial, and Legal. Discover Downtown is an opportunity to spotlight all that Downtown has to offer for shopping, living, working and visiting.

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