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Toast-Worthy New Orleans Barware

Add a dash of Crescent City cheer to your cocktail hour

In New Orleans go-cups are a dime a dozen. Tossed from Mardi Gras floats, liberally handed out by bar-backs, the plastic keepsakes crowd cabinets and overflow area attics. Locals both love and loathe them; for visitors they’re free souvenirs. Want to really stock your home bar with New Orleans flavor? Bring back an original. Pat O’Brien’s trademark Hurricane glass makes a memorable memento, even if you can’t actaully recall purchasing one. The gift shop at the Roosevelt Hotel serves up signature Sazerac glasses, the same used at its iconic bar. Adler’s offers traditional café brûlot cups, while Mignon Faget provides fleur de lis-etched tumblers and highballs and Vintage 329 stirs things up with cool cocktail ware from the 1950s. If you must go plastic, make it the Stanley Screamer, which, once drained of its contents, morphs into a megaphone. Perfect for roaming the French Quarter and shouting for Stella … or anyone else you desire.

Pat O'Brien's
Pat O'Brien's Hurricane glasses make much better souvenirs than plastic hats. (©Pat O'Brien's)