In New Orleans, one way to fit in with the locals is ordering a Pimm’s Cup: gin-based Pimm’s, lemonade, 7Up, and cucumber. It’s been the beverage of choice since the 1940s at Napoleon House in the heart of the French Quarter, a bar and restaurant that was originally built as a residence in 1814 for New Orleans Mayor Nicholas Girod. Girod offered his home to exiled Napoleon Bonaparte as a refuge but Napoleon never made it. Decades later the home thrived as one of the most popular bars in America and a favorite spot for generations of famous writers and artists. After a century of ownership by the same local family, acclaimed New Orleans restaurateur Ralph Brennan purchased the building in 2015, where its unmistakable painted façade and old world ambiance (and Pimm’s Cup) continue to be a welcomed reprieve during the summer months.
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The bar is small and quaint, the interior architecture takes you back in time. Oh, you must have a Pimm's Cup.