A Good Excuse to Drink on a Monday

If you missed today's po'boy fundraiser at Acadiana (see below), put in your good deed for the day during tonight's nationwide Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour, sponsored by the Museum of the American Cocktail, DC Style and Southern Comfort's Tales of the Cocktail.

From 5 to 7 p.m. this evening, the following bars and restaurants will be shaking up classic New Orleans cocktails for $10 to benefit New Orleans' food and beverage industry workers: Andale, Bangkok Joe's, Cabanas, Ceviche, Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, Chi-Cha Lounge, Cloud Dining Lounge, Firefly, Gazuza, Gua-Rapo, IndeBleu, Maté, Melting Pot, Mie N Yu, Nick’s Riverside Grille, Poste, Riedel's Modern American Barbeque and Tony and Joe’s Seafood.

IndeBleu's Big Easy (Southern Comfort and Cointreau mixed with freshly squeezed OJ and ginger ale) and Firefly's Peach Sazerac sound particularly enticing.

To be your own bar chef, check out the Museum of the American Cocktail's list of recipes for New Orleans drinks.