Mixologists Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Steinopal, Jason Dietrich, and Nick Detrich of Cure - New Orleans, LA

4905 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-2357
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am

Cure is the heartbeat of modern mixology in New Orleans. And partners Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal are the driving forces behind the bar in the gentrifying Freret neighborhood. Designed to look like a modern airplane bunker, Cure has a minimalist design with an imposing wall of spirits. The mixos here stock the bar only with spirits they love—if you want Bombay or even Old Overholt Rye, you’re out of luck. Cure is a communal environment-cum-boys club, where each mixo contributes a style and cocktails to the menu and bar. Some of the major talent: Nick Detrich infuses service with a smile and makes lovable Tiki concoctions. Jason Dietrich has a more serious style with poetically named and complex cocktails. And 2012 Rising Star Mixologist James Ives pairs big flavors with even bigger ones, with a knack for combining odd couple spirits. For the cocktail enthusiast, Cure is the most important and exciting bar to visit (frequent) in the New Orleans.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Ghosts of My Life: Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, Campari, Plymouth English Gin, Salt Tincture, and Lemon Twist by Mixologist Jason Dietrich
  • Violation of the Prime Directive: Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, Sazerac Rye Whisky, Pechaud’s Bitter, Amaro Abano, Sugar, and Expressed Orange Peel by Mixologist Nick Detrich
  • Hotel Room Temp: Carpano Antica Vermouth, Eldorado 12-year Rum, Marie Brizard Curacao, Bittermens Mole Bitters, and Salt Tincture by Mixologist Kirk Estinopal
  • King’s Cobbler: Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, Muddled Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Crushed Ice, Cubed Iced, and Smacked Mint by Mixologist Neal Bodenheimer
  • Vixen’s Heart: Cynar, Glenlivet "Nadura" Scotch, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Salt Tincture, Smoked Grapefruit Oil, and Grapefruit Zest by Mixologist James Ives

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