#12 Drive Through Daiquiri Shops

Daiquiri HutCajun’s love their alcohol, and they love it fast. If you ever had any doubt, then look no further than one of our greatest innovations…the Drive Through Daiquiri Shop. Just pull up in your car or truck and order a daiquiri off the menu. You can choose an individual or even gallon-sized portions. Next, you pay the attendant, who passes you your drinks in a large styrofoam cup through the drivers side window. That’s all there is to it!

But isn’t this illegal, you ask? Not in Louisiana chére. As long as you don’t poke that straw through the tape covering the hole in the lid (wink wink), you’re on legal terra firma. It’s a foolproof law, since everybody knows that once you remove the tape, it couldn’t possibly be reapplied. Still don’t believe me? Here’s the law that allows it (LSA 32:300).

This might seem ridiculous to outsiders, but to a hard drinking Coonass, a daiquiri is barely even considered a drink. In fact, it’s a warm up drink, an alcoholic appetizer, something you put down to get your party buzz on. Some Cajuns even swear daiquiris improve their driving (though the numbers aren’t on their side). Of course it should be legal to have daiquiris in your car. Hell, it should be mandatory.

Some Coonasses buying a daiquiri down at Holly Beach:

From LSA 32:300:
“Open alcoholic beverage container” means any bottle, can, or other receptacle that contains any amount of alcoholic beverage and to which any of the following is applicable: (i) It is open or has a broken seal. (ii) Its contents have been partially removed. “Open alcoholic beverage container” shall not mean any bottle, can, or other receptacle that contains any amount of frozen alcoholic beverage unless the lid is removed or a straw protrudes through the lid.


43 thoughts on “#12 Drive Through Daiquiri Shops

  1. Bruh, that is classic.

    Keeyaw….Nachos, apostrophe “s”

    My favorite quotes, “Mamma, get me a Hurricane” and “Only in Louisiana can you drive through to get a Daiquiri AND a Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee meal.” Cajun ingenuity, baby.

    Evidently, the young lady in the video has connections to fix her tickets as well, as the tape on the lid didn’t deter her from imbibing.

    Holly Beach — man, that brings back childhood memories. Sadly, I found that the girl with the Holly Beach shirt sounded just like me.

  2. I remember eating at the one restaurant in Holly Beach (in nearby Cameron). The kitchen consisted of about 10 industrial microwaves.

    Ahh Holly Beach, there’s a future post in there. Muddy water, broken glass, and jellyfish. My mom would only let us go in the water with shoes on our feet (tennis shoes, not flipflops).

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  4. My sister-in-law and two of her friends came to visit this weekend from GA. They couldn’t believe the drive-thru daiquiri places. They took pictures of us driving-thru!

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  6. parlayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! thats all i think of when i see or hear of holly beach.i was a kid growing up in holly beach at my paws paws camp until a few years ago when da hurricane took that great cajun riveria from us.i live in lafayette,LA and ever since i was a kid we always had drive thru daiquiri shops,so when i read this,i was surprised to hear that not everybody has em.what a shame……i feel sorry for yall yanks,yall really dont know the beginning of partying,do yall?Well,i gotta go finish my warm up drink,after all…….it is 9:30 on a tuesday night and i got to get to work in the morning……after my 3 more daiquiris from the “daiquiri hut”.

  7. we have a place down here close to new orleans that you can get a daiquiri and/or a plate lunch (dine in or drive-thru), a brake tag, and get your propane bottles filled. no joke!

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  9. OMG I love this post! When I lived in LA in the 1980’s, you could still drink and drive. Nothing like the “nuclear waste” at the Daiquiri Hut!

    And I still remember their advert “The Hut! The Hut! The Daiquiri Hut!!”

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  11. See, this is what I don’t understand. This is the kind of shit I grew up around (Metairie, Jefferson Parish, basically New Orleans). Sucking off the tails of mud bugs and drive thru Daiquiris. I was stunned when I moved to Texas and none of the Daiquiris had drive thrus! At first I consulted my friends asking them if the drive thru was broken or something and they flipped out thinking I was insane. XD

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  16. Apparently I should lay off of them seeing as I cannot seem to spell “DAIQUIRI” correctly any longer (lol)…

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  18. I love it! I don’t drink…but I am so happy to hear there are still free places in the U.S. where they don’t control every aspect of your life (like they do in California).l

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  25. Drive -thru Daiquiri shop: I’m coming to nola in june Iam looking forward to going to the shop. I like to daiquiri’s on the rocks. Can someone tell me where the nearest on the Super 8 hotel on chef menter. Febraury 24th 2012

  26. whats so grand about new orleans? if you are a daiquiri lover keep going… get the BEST ever made , go to buras la and ask anyone where is the daiquiri shop,, yes you can drive through or go sit inside.. i pass up three shops from benndale,ms. wont waste my time anywhere else!!
    they are grand people and have what i drive 4 hours for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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