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6 places to find a daiquiri this summer 

Get your slush fund ready for these cool drinks

Big Easy Daiquiris
The vibe: Brightly colored daiquiris in big cups or containers shaped like fleur de lis help fuel revelry for patrons at numerous Bourbon and Decatur street locations.
What you'll drink: Popular flavors include Antifreeze, peach bellini, white Russian and hurricane, and you can always get an extra shot on top. Jello shots.

Booty's Street Food
800 Louisa St., 504-266-2887;
The vibe: The Bywater restaurant takes its global street food inspiration and translates it into a trendy small plates concept with a similarly primped bar program.
What you'll drink: The craft cocktail list always features a daiquiri, such as the Bywater Bomber, but the icy drinks have more craft cocktail flair than the high-octane punch favored by many daiquiri bars.

Daiquiri Paradise
201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-277-8388;
The vibe: Behind the gleaming bar, there's a long lineup of machines churning colorful daiquiris.
What you'll drink: Popular daiquiri flavors include jungle juice, pina colada and white Russian; large "fishbowl" house drinks in souvenir schooners, bottled beers.

Freret Street Publiq House
4528 Freret St., 504-826-9912;
The vibe: An anchor of the Freret Street corridor, Publiq House is decked out in repurposed building materials and frequently hosts live music.
What you'll drink: Draft beer, daiquiris, anything in a mason jar.


514 City Park Ave., 504-482-6845;
The vibe: Chef Michael Gulotta puts his spin on Vietnamese cuisine and Asian dishes at the casual Mid-City spot, and there's courtyard seating.
What you'll drink: Frozen boba teas are available with liquor: There's a frozen old fashioned with tapioca pearls and the Crepe Myrtle with lychee, honeydew and white tea syrup. There also is a cocktail menu and craft beers on tap and in bottles.

St. Lawrence

219 N. Peters St., 504-525-4111;
The vibe: Named for the patron saint of cooks, St. Lawrence always offers a frozen Pimm's Cup daiquiri and a rotating seasonal flavor.
What you'll drink: Daiquiris, specialty cocktails, craft beer.

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