New Book, "Drink Like a Local," Unlocks The Spirits and Secrets of New Orleans Drinking Culture

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NEW ORLEANS - Locals and visitors, get ready to embark on a flavorful journey through the vibrant and spirited city of New Orleans with the new release of Drink Like a Local: New Orleans. This comprehensive guidebook is your passport to the rich and diverse drinking culture of the Big Easy.

In Drink Like a Local: New Orleans, former local TV personality and current lounge owners Camille Whitworth and Sidney Webb, who are passionate about the city's culinary traditions, offer a unique and immersive exploration of New Orleans' iconic drinks, bars, and beverage culture. With their insider tips, historical insights, and firsthand experiences, you'll discover the hidden gems and classic haunts that make New Orleans a world-renowned destination for libation lovers.

With over 300 years of history, New Orleans stands as a testament to the blend of cultures and the countless adventures that have unfolded within its lively streets. From the city's early days as a French and Spanish colony to the resilience shown during Prohibition, every sip tells a tale of the rich and diverse history that has shaped its unique drinking culture.

Key highlights of Drink Like a Local: New Orleans include:

Local Wisdom:Learn from those who know the city best. Our authors share personal stories, recommendations, and insights from their years of living and drinking in New Orleans.

Cocktail Classics:Uncover the secrets behind iconic New Orleans cocktails such as the Sazerac, Ramos Gin Fizz, and Hurricane. We'll show you where to find the best classics.

Neighborhood Gems:Explore the city's diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique drinking scene. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, there's something for everyone.

Cultural Context:Delve into the history and traditions that have shaped New Orleans' drinking culture, from the influence of French and Spanish settlers to the impact of Prohibition.

Beverage Diversity:Beyond cocktails, we explore local breweries, distilleries, dive bars, and crafty spots that contribute to the city's rich beverage tapestry.

Drink Like a Local: New Orleans is your ultimate guide to enjoying the city's libations like a true local.

For more information about Drink Like a Local: New Orleans or to order a copy, please visit or To request an interview with Camille and Sidney, please email


Camille Whitworth and Sidney Webb own and operate the craft cocktail lounge, Baroness on Baronne (, and the New Orleans Drink Lab (, which have been in New Orleans' downtown location for 13 years.

Whitworth is also a professional journalist and CEO of her media company, Media By Design, which specializes in public speaking, media coaching, and commercial production. She spent 14 years at WDSU (NBC) in New Orleans.


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