Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29 (321 N. Peters St., 504-609-3811) hosted the Sippin' Santa Surf Shack pop-up bar last year (using a menu created and shared with Boilermaker in New York and Lost Lake in Chicago). Latitude 29 is offering its own menu of drinks in this year's edition of Sippin' Santa, available through New Year's Day.
This year's menu includes Mutiny in the Workshop (bourbon, Applejack, Jamaican rum, maple syrup, lemon and cinnamon served over a snowball), Island of Misfit Toys (aged Panama rum, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and macadamia nut liqueur) and Don & Victor (Martinique and Jamaican rums, Campari, Averna, sweet vermouth and creamy D&V batter served hot and topped with grated nutmeg).
At Brennan's (417 Royal St., 504-525-9711), bartender Lu Brow is offering a holiday cocktail menu throughout December. The Scrooged Punch combines Cana rum, Creole shrub, orange juice sparkling wine and star anise. Blue Christmas is a mix of Herbsaint, sparkling wine, lemon juice, blueberry syrup and a blueberry.