N’awlins Ladies, We Salute You!

by Libby Zay

Tomorrow, September 25, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the day a group of ladies infiltrated their men-only bar, the Sazerac, and demanded a drink.  Previous to the 1949 ”Storming of the Sazerac,” women were only allowed to enter the boy’s club to partake in Mardi Gras activities.  Ever since that day, women have been admitted on the same basis as men (well, supposedly).

To commemorate the momentous event, the bar is encouraging guests to get decked out in 1940s vintage attire and sip on a new drink they’re debuting: the ”Miss Sazerac,” a highball made with 18-year-old rye whiskey.  Get ready to storm the thrift store for a floppy hat and evening dress, cause this throwback party get started early, at 2pm.

Photo courtesy the Roosevelt Hotel.


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