When Daniel Brooks was just 14 years old, he "escaped to a small grove in the woods to ask God which church he should join." God told him to be an English major. And so, years later, Daniel moved to New Orleans and started bartending. Since then he has placed his faith in tequila and gin to explore unique flavor profiles when crafting cocktails. This character is perfect to share a laugh with at 3am at the Moxy bar on a Tuesday that got a little out of control.
Moxy is a boutique hotel in Downtown New Orleans with the social heart of a hostel. The lobby is a giant bar and social area that carries all the amenities and comforts, including games, grab-n-go bites They encourage you to do the fun shit you'd never think of doing at home with likeminded spirits you'd otherwise never have met, which we're into. It's important to note that the bar is 24/7.
Because gin and tonic is by nature an herby and bright combination, the softer flavor of cold brew coffee takes a comfortable backseat to the crispness of the juniper berries and quinine. Find out how to make it below!
If you need a daytime pick me up, or find yourself Downtown at 4am on a Tuesday, you can find Daniel at 210 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112.
1.5 Botanist Gin
1.5 Church Alley Cold Brew
.5 Simple Syrup
.75 Fresh Lime
1 drop Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters
Stir in ice, strain over fresh ice, and top with tonic!
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Dita Von Teese’s Art of the Teese show is coming to an end soon (link to previous article) and it’s got us on a burlesque kick. We were talking about who to see and where to see them when we were like, “Where the fuck can you catch some fabulous burlesque on a Monday night?” We called some friends, did some homework, and it does exist.
Eve Lavelle at Monday Night Tease in Los Angeles! Literally every Monday at 10pm you can catch a burlesque show. Insane.
Comic Strip—a comedy and burlesque show—at Siberia in New Orleans!
Meka La Creme at The Odditorium for their weekly Risque Monday show in Asheville, NC!
Hubba Hubba Revue is every Monday in San Francisco, welcoming performers from across the country!
Last but not least, Panties at the Bar is every Monday at 3 Kings Tavern in Colorado!
Byron Morales moved from Chicago to New Orleans in 2012, which to most means he's a native. When he arrived to this city he immediately started working in the service industry. The first place he worked was focused on rum, but once he started at Kenton's, he dove headfirst into the world of wine and more importantly, whiskey.
If you'd rather Byron do all the hard work for you, find him at