For cocktail fanatics, May 16 is a special day. It's National Mimosa Day; a day set to celebrate the classic cocktail by enjoying it among family or friends the only way they know how - with brunch. So, mark your calendars and make a reservation at these five spots in New Orleans with mimosas to die for.
Manning's Sports Bar & Grill
This sports bar specializes in delicious pub grub like wraps, po-boys, and more. While not officially listed on the menu, Manning's bartenders are more than happy to make you a mimosa if you ask for it. While sipping on your mimosa, enjoy one of the sports bar's many burgers or its famous BBQ or buffalo chicken wings. Manning's also has over 30 flatscreen TVs, so you can enjoy your drinks and the next big sports game in style. It also has courtyard seating! 519 Fulton St., 504-593-8118, caesars.com.
Lula Restaurant Distillery
This restaurant-distillery serves classic Southern seafood dishes and house-distilled spirits. While their main alcohol products are cocktails prepared with Lula rum, Lula vodka, and Lula gin, you can also enjoy a mimosa for $10 along with several options for brunch: cochon de lait benedict with Indian fry bread, slow cooked pork, jalapeno, and hollandaise; fried chicken breasts with buttermilk biscuits and fried eggs; and the Lula omelet with a choice of bacon or sausage, onions, roasted peppers, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and grits. 1532 St Charles Ave., 504-267-7624, lulanola.com.
This laid-back locale serves casual New American fare and cocktails in an indoor and patio setting. It offers a bottomless mimosa for $15. On May 16, enjoy your drink with any of Flamingo's specialties, whether it be the chicken and andouille gumbo, fried chicken and waffles, the angus beef burger, or the fried shrimp a go-go po-boy. 869 Magazine St., 504-577-2202, flamingonola.com.
This chic spot offers American cuisine and cocktails in a beautiful patio setting. During brunch hours, bottomless mimosas are offered along with an entrée for a total of $25. Some of the entrée options include French toast with Saint-Andre cheese, caramelized apples and pears, spicy pecans, and warm apple bourbon syrup; crawfish and andouille gnocchi with tomatoes, greens, herb butter, and miso broth; and wild American shrimp with Creole spiced tomato gravy, rosemary, and lemon with a side of stone ground grits, roasted peppers, and pickled onion; 1001 Poydras St., 504-208-9535, coppervine.com.
This unique restaurant combines Korean BBQ with classic New Orleans cuisine and ample cocktails. On May 16, you can enjoy $6 mimosas or an entire champagne bottle plus juice carafe for $40 along with brunch. Options for food include the chargrilled oysters topped with house-made crab meat dressing, Cajun crawfish pasta with two pieces of fried catfish, and the ribeye steak with any style of eggs and toast. 2438 St. Claude Ave., 504-827-1519, morrowsnola.com.