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Trip Advisor Says: Best Cocktail Bars

An evening out wouldn’t be complete without some amazing cocktails. Lake Charles is a fun-loving city, with a variety of local bars, craft cocktail restaurants, and pubs. But when you’re looking for the BEST cocktails to sit and enjoy, where do you go? Look no further. We’ve scoured Trip Advisor…

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#EatSWLA: Bayou Rum Hurricane Cocktail

I’ve experienced a few tropical storms and hurricanes and I have come to the conclusion that my kind of hurricane season is shaken with ice. Big thanks to Bayou Rum for coming up with this sweet sipping cocktail. Louisiana Spirits does an amazing job of distilling a variety of rums. This particular…

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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Impress your guests with Christmas cocktails that add sizzle and sparkle to your spirits. Enjoy these recipes made with Southwest Louisiana’s own Bayou Rum . 1. YULETIDE COCKTAIL 1.5 oz Bayou Spiced Rum .5 oz vanilla vodka 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz…

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Happy Hour in Lake Charles

While it is no secret I like to be everywhere at once, I must admit I often forget about the great happy hour specials offered around town. While this is a brief look at a few of the dozens of establishments that offer happy hour specials, I hope you try these places out when looking to unwind after…

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Kick Back and Relax at Blue Martini Lounge

The kids may be back in school, but the calendar still says its summer! We have one more post to share with you in our Summer Cocktail Series. This week we visited the popular Blue Martini Lounge located in Golden Nugget Lake Charles . They specialize in tempting classic and newly-crafted martinis. Their menu offers an impressive 42 different varieties! Decisions, decisions . .…

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Summer Cocktails at Restaurant Calla

(Photo above: Haylie Loftin and Jason Labove squeeze and strain their juices fresh every day at Restaurant Calla.) Seasonal. Daring. Progressive. These are just a few adjectives used to describe Restaurant Calla , one of the newer upscale establishments on the Lake Charles’ dining scene . Calla has earned a reputation for visionary gourmet cuisine. This same vision and commitment to quality and creativity extends beyond the kitchen and over to the bar where bar manager Jason Labove oversees libations…

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Cool Off with a Cocktail from Ember Grille & Wine Bar

Lake Charles sizzles in the heat of summer so it’s time for another post in the Summer Cocktail Series. At Ember Grille &Wine Bar at L’Auberge Casino Resort , bartender and Creator of Cocktails Kelly Bistok was happy to pour, shake, stir, and muddle my thirst away with two signature cocktails – the Bayou Sidecar (a twist on the classic Sidecar) and White Linen , a light and breezy gin-based drink enhanced with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and cucumber…

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Summer Cocktails in Southwest Louisiana

Louisiana’s love affair with cocktails dates back centuries. Enjoying a summer cocktail or frozen beverage is almost an essential part of escaping the heat and humidity. It’s doesn’t have to be alcoholic either – what about our famous snow balls?!? In this summer’s blog series, we’ll explore…

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