New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail, the go-cup, the drive-thru daiquiri shop, the hurricane, the grasshopper, the sazerac – we could go on and on like the guy at the end of the bar but we’ll stop there. Suffice it to day that New Orleans is also home to several popular festivals and events every year that call out to beer, wine and cocktail enthusiasts from around the world. Take your pick from the following. (Many must be 21 to participate. Tiny little umbrellas optional).