Booze Traveler: New Orleans Pictures
Jack heads to New Orleans to dig into voodoo traditions, hunt for the almost-extinct Ojen and discovers Perique, a liqueur made with a rare tobacco
Getting Ready for NOLA
Toast to New Orleans
Jack and Elizabeth Pearce, a cocktail historian, toast with a Sazerac and a Ramos Gin Fizz.
Drinking at The John
Jack poses with a drink at the John, a local hangout that uses toilet seats as bar stools.
Playing in the Band
Musicians Derrick Moss, Paul Robertson and Julian Gosin of the Soul Rebels play a song for Jack.
Jack enjoys a Vieux Carre at the Carousel Bar inside the Hotel Monteleone, the city’s only revolving bar.
Drinking Like a Patriot
In character as a patriot from Colonial times, Jack takes a sip from a flask.
Krewe of Boo
Jack poses on top of a float at Krewe of Boo, New Orleans’ official Halloween parade.
Jack takes a whiff of some of the ingredients that go into making Perique, a liqueur made from fermented perique tobacco.
Enjoying a Glass of Perique
Jack poses with a glass of Perique, a drink infused with tobacco. It’s still waiting for approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Jack participates in a Voodoo ceremony run by the second-most-powerful living priestess, Sallie Glassman.
Toast of the Town
Jack toasts the crowd as he sips on some Ojen on his balcony overlooking New Orleans.
I Love My Ojen!
Jack poses with the bottle of Ojen, a rare, anise-flavored Spanish liqueur that is almost completely extinct.