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This week we’re taking Drink This City to New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the best bar-crawl cities on the planet. A city that loves drinking so much they have a whole street named after a type of whiskey. Our drinking guide on this odyssey is Cheryl Charming, the current Bar Manager at the Bourbon O Bar in New Orleans and two-time winner of New Orleans magazine’s Mixologist of the Year.
The Bourbon O Bar is the first fresh cocktail bar on all of Bourbon Street — meaning all of their syrups, bitters, and fruit juices are of the season and house-made. Cheryl herself is no stranger to a properly mixed drink, with over 39 years of bartending experience under her belt. She was also responsible for the rebirth of the 100-year-old Ramos Gin Fizz mixing technique, which requires the drink to be shaken for a full six-minutes.
Six-minutes of shaking a cocktail? That kind of dedication to craft is what makes Cheryl Charming the person to talk when you’re talking about drinking in New Orleans. Let’s Drink This City.