How Three Generations of Bartenders Shaped NOLA’s French 75 Bar

Amy Cavanaugh

Stopping for a cocktail at the French 75 Bar, located within the 106-year-old restaurant Arnaud’s, is a classic New Orleans experience. The elegant French Quarter bar, where tuxedoed bartenders stir Arnaud’s Specials and crown Cognac-based French 75s with a splash of Champagne, opened in its current form in 2003. Since then, it’s become one of the country’s top cocktail spots, thanks to the lineage of head...