Tag Archives: Neal Bodenheimer

Tales of the Sno-Tail

There are only two ways to cool off once the New Orleans summer comes. I’m talking really cooling off, not sitting in an air-conditioned room. You can either guzzle a sno-ball, its slushiness burrowing into the belly of your soul and making you shiver. Or you can get knock-out drunk, such that you forget just [...]

Party Like It’s 1812: What Drinks Fueled the Louisiana State Ratification Celebration?

Two hundred years ago, nearly nine years after Thomas Jefferson bargained with Napoleon, Louisiana became a state. Prior to that, she was swapped between European powers like a child of divorced parents. But on April 30, 1812, Louisiana—and by extension, New Orleans—became American. Given that New Orleans celebrates death more than most towns enjoy life, [...]

The Good Stuff

Lu Brow, the bartender at the Swizzle Stick Bar, drops several lime wedges into a cocktail shaker and squeezes the last one to test their juiciness. She arranges her measures and ingredients around the shaker like a chef preparing her mise en place. She adds a precise amount of Cointreau followed by Plymouth gin. She [...]