At the French Quarter corner of Iberville and Bourbon sits Bourbon House, Creole-eatery and home of the famed Milk Punch that’s next on our list. With a full view of Bourbon Street revelry as a backdrop, the barkeeps at the Dickie Brennan-owned eatery have put an equally playful twist on the classic drink—they serve it as a milkshake.
The creamy concoction features whole milk, bourbon, vanilla extract, and just the right amount of grated nutmeg for a distinctly festive taste. Stop in while enjoying the Christmas decorations in the Quarter, and get one to go to make your walk jollier.
Quintessential French Quarter dive bar Molly’s at the Market earns a spot on our list for its satisfyingly rich Hot Buttered Rum.
The popular lower Decatur Street watering hole has served this comforting mix of rum, butter, and various spices for years, and the drink’s history goes even further. Legend has it that political candidates in America’s colonial days would give constituents hot buttered rum to influence their vote.
This budget-friendly bar is also known for its hot and frozen Irish coffees, so there’s a spirit to suit every taste. For the perfect accompaniment to a chilly French Quarter evening, stop in and grab a go-cup before caroling in Jackson Square.