June 12-18, 2017 Newsletter
Olive or Twist will send a weekly e-mail newsletter to customers on our mailing list. Our newsletter will be composed of information on events, including our Saturday and Sunday Brunch, $5 Burger and Fries Tuesdays, free tastings on Wednesdays, our Cocktails of the Day and other special events.
Featured menu item:
Summer shaved ice cocktails
Our summer shaved ice cocktails  are back and better than ever! As the heat and humidity increase, cool off with one of your favorite flavors. Choose from Blueberry, Cappuccino, Cookie Dough, Ice Cream Sundae, King Cake, Mint Julep, Pomegranate Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi, Tiger Blood and Wedding Cake. All flavors are available through Labor Day. So get them while it's hot -- and they're cool!
Special events:
No. 209 Gin free tastings
and Abita To-Gose tapping 
Mark your calendars now for Olive or Twist's upcoming events:

No. 209 Gin: 
Named for a stone-and-brick distillery built on the Edge Hill Estate in Napa Valley, No. 209 Gin is distilled in a converted 1920s warehouse on Pier 50 in San Francisco, and is the only distillery located completely over sea water. The natural cooling properties of 13 feet in San Francisco Bay water beneath the pier keeps the air temperature in the distillery perfect for distilling year round, while the high ceilings accommodate the 25-foot-high still. Join us from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21 for our next free tasting, featuring No. 209 Gin, including its Chardonnay Barrel Reserve Gin and its Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Reserve Gin. Enjoy samples of these spirits or in specially-made cocktails.

Abita To-Gose: In New Orleans, to-go cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn't always have to stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita's refreshing take on a traditional Gose beer -- a slightly salty, sour beer. Brewed with malted wheat and barley and German Perle Hops, fresh key lime are added during aging to create this sour ale with hints of lime, coriander and sea salt. Join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 for the unveiling of this new beer from Abita Brewing Company.

And don't forget that "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is coming in September 2017, and they're bringing "Statesman" with them. What is Statesman? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and receive our weekly email newsletter to learn more!

Introducing $10 daily specials
on Olive or Twist's lunch menu
Check out our new lunch menu, which includes $10 weekday specials. Enjoy Red Beans and Rice or Seafood Pasta Acadiana on Monday; Blackened Catfish and Chicken Fried Steak on Tuesday; Baked Chicken and Gumbo Pot Pies on Wednesday; Fried Catfish and Hamburger Steak on Thursday; and Chicken Parmesan and Fried Shrimp on Friday. As always, it's Happy Hour at lunch, but we also serve Coca-Cola products, fresh brewed tea and coffee for people who have to return to work. To check out our new menu, click  here.

Tuesday event:
$5 burgers and fries
Join us  Tuesday for our
$5 half-pound hamburgers,  featuring baby arugula, roasted Roma tomatoes, housemade pickles, caramalized onions, horseradish aioli and your choice of cheese, and served with house frites. Dine-in only, please. Who doesn't like an awesome burger and fries combination?
Weekend event:
Saturday and Sunday brunch
What could possibly be better than Olive or Twist's south Louisiana-themed  Sunday brunch ? For starters, how about  Saturday brunch , starting at 11 a.m.?  Enjoy our delicious food, including  Bananas Foster French Toast, Boudin Crepes, Buttermilk Biscuit Sliders, Chicken and Waffles Acadia, Crawfish Beignets, Crawfish Crepes, Grillades and Andouille Cheddar Grits, Napoleon Avenue Shrimp and Grit Cakes , and  Eggs Boudreaux , to go along with $10 bottomless Mimosas, $15 bottomless craft Mimosas, and build-your-own Bloody Marys.

Featured dessert:
Wedding Cake Doberge
Coming Tuesday from Kevin Bakin' , his Wedding Cake Doberge Cake , made exclusively for Olive or Twist. Kevin follows the recipe created by the late New Orleans baker Beulah Ledner, who locally adapted the famous Austrian-Hungarian Dobos Torte. Kevin's  variation features multiple layers of white cake and an almond filling, and an almond buttercream frosting with an almond-flavored poured fondant.
Kevin Bakin' is now on Facebook. To follow Kevin, check out his menu of more than 30 doberge cakes, ask questions about his cakes or to place an order, click here.
Olive or Twist
voted  Baton Rouge's
best craft cocktails
by readers of
225 Magazine in 2015

Olive or Twist
voted Best Classic Cocktail Bar and Best Bartending Crew by readers of
Dig Magazine in 2017

Events calendar

All-day Happy Hour
11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Happy Hour
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Reverse Happy Hour
11 p.m.-2 a.m.

$5 burgers and fries
11 a.m.-midnight

Starting at 11 a.m.

All-day Happy Hour
11 a.m.-midnight

Negroni Week
Cocktails of
the Day

The Goody
(from Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans)
Old New Orleans Crystal Rum, Old New Orleans Amber Rum, orange, pineapple, TCE Orgeat
A Preferred Blur
(from Chad Phillips, Pennyroyal Bar, Washington, D.C.)

Beefeater Gin, Giffard Banane du Bresil, Cappelletti Aperitivo, lemon, rhubarb bitters

Fenton's Phantom
(from Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, Mass.)

Pimm's No. 1, Kronan Swedish Punsch, Lillet Blanc, lemon, TCE Orange Bitters
Le Peruvien
(from Giacomo Giannotti, Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain)

Barsol Pisco Primero, lemon, mango, Le Muse Verte pastis, egg white
Golden Pineapple
(from Gold Bar, Las Vegas)
Bulleit Bourbon, St. Elder elderflower liqueur, lime, pineapple, coconut water

I Love Lamp
(from Jordan Browers, Mayahuel, New York)

Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila, El Dorado 8 demerara rum, Giffard Banane du Bresil, lime, pineapple, TCE Aromatic Bitters
Cocktails of the Day and/or individual ingredients listed are subject to change
Quick Links

Olive or Twist
2122 Perkins Palms Ave.,
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 456-2188