New Orleans knows from Daiquiris. There’s an abundance of well-made classic Daiquiris—a tightrope of rum, lime and sugar. Then there are the Frozen Daiquiris in myriad shock-bright colors and, best of all, as easy to get at a drive-thru as a burger and fries.
This September, it’s Daiquiri Season down south in the City That Care Forgot. To celebrate the occasion, a handful of celebrated judges—including the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia—picked the 12 best Daiquiris from the dozens created all across New Orleans to celebrate Daiquiri Season.
Here they are: the best ways to get your rum on in NOLA right now—with recipes!
Think you know the booze?
Let’s start with some basics.