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Higgins Hotel in New Orleans Creates “Garden to Glass” Cocktails

NEW ORLEANS – The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, the official hotel of The National WWII Museum, is thrilled to invite guests and patrons to indulge in the flavors of the past with an exclusive Garden to Glass cocktail selection and Happy Hour.

In celebration of the upcoming Garden to Glass event at The National WWII Museum, Higgins Hotel’s Rosie’s on the Roof and Kilroy’s will be serving a curated selection of Garden to Glass cocktails throughout the month of September, offering a taste of the creative concoctions inspired by past winners and contestants of the competition. The National WWII Museum’s Garden to Glass event brings in bartenders, distilleries, and restaurateurs from across the Crescent City for a single challenge: craft a uniquely tasty drink using only what would have been available in WWII-era Victory Gardens. This year’s event is on Wednesday, September 20.

Before and after The National WWII Museum’s Garden to Glass event, guests can enjoy these delightful cocktails at special prices during the month of September. But on Sept. 20, between 4 and 6 p.m., these exquisite drinks will be available for just $10 at both Rosie’s on the Roof and Kilroy’s, providing a unique opportunity to savor the flavors of history at an unbeatable price.

Explore the Garden to Glass Cocktail Menu, featuring inspired creations from previous competition winners and contestants:

2016 – “Blues Cat Number #2”

Rye whiskey, blueberry, basil, lemon, and cane sugar

2017 – “Delta Summer”

Honeysuckle Vodka, absinthe, strawberry, mint, and lime

2018 – “Calliope Hummingbird”

Gin, blackberries, watermelon, and lemon juice

Runner Up (2019) – “Smoked Marigny Margarita”

Applewood smoked Tequila, orange curacao, pineapple, lime, and agave

These exceptional cocktails are a tribute to the National WWII Museum’s Garden to Glass competition, showcasing the creativity and innovation of past winners and participants. It’s the perfect way to experience a “preview” of the upcoming Museum’s Garden to Glass Drink Contest, which promises to be a captivating event for cocktail enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Named after Higgins Industries shipbuilder Andrew Higgins, The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is located on The National WWII Museum’s campus in the heart of the New Orleans Arts and Warehouse District. The art deco-style property features 230 guest rooms, a second-floor conference center with more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, rooftop bar and concierge lounge for special guests. In addition to offering visitors convenient accommodations, the development also helps further the institution’s educational and research resources for students and scholars alike. Opening in November 2019, The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is the Official Hotel of The National WWII Museum and completes the Museum’s campus footprint on the river side of Magazine Street, bringing increased vitality to the neighborhood, attracting thousands of visitors per year. For more information, visit

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