One of the highlights of the trip to New Orleans was a bar tour on the last night.

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July saw the 5th anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail, a festival that gives the connoisseur or amateur the chance to taste, see and learn about cocktail culture. The whole event took place in the famous Monteleone Hotel with the La Fée Absinthe Bar, hosted by George Rowley, welcoming guests in the Ernest Hemingway penthouse suite.

George Rowley at Tales of the Cocktail

New Orleans Bar Tour

La Fée Sour

  • 1 1/2 ounce La Fée Absinth Bohemian
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp sugar

Glass: Cocktail
Method: Shake well and strain into glass.

The La Fée team were taken by local absinthe enthusiasts to two of the vibrant bars on the New Orleans scene Pirates Alley, and Pravda.

George Rowley presented the owners of both with a gift of La Fée Absinthe and got behind the bar to teach them how to mix a La Fée Absinthe Sour.

Sadly, there was not time to visit all the excellent bars in the city, but US bar owners who wish to learn more about La Fée can contact us at

We were then taken to Pat O’Briens piano bar to experience their famous “Hurricane” cocktail served in giant glasses. We did experience and enjoy this unique cocktail very much, some of us, or rather one of us, enjoyed it a little too much by the state of our hangover the next day.

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