A new grab-and-go daiquiri shop is coming to Topeka, but with a New Orleans styled feel to it.
New Orleans Style Daiquiri's & More, 623 S.W. 6th Ave, will feature various daiquiri drinks with flavors like Strawberry, Voodoo, Mardi-Gras and the "Tornado", a spin-off name to the original "Hurricane" cocktail.
Co-owner Tameka McCray said after moving to Topeka more than 10 years ago from Louisiana, she and her sister always kept in mind that opening a business that resembled their hometown was something they wanted to do. Danielle Cottman, sister to McCray, is co-owner of the daiquiri shop.
"This to me is kind of like we have a piece of us here in Topeka while sharing that with others," McCray said. "Growing up, my friends were always like 'Oh, you're from Louisiana! What's it like?' — and now it's us bringing it here and letting people have fun and get the experience of what an actual Hurricane tastes like."
When will New Orleans Style Daiquiri's & More be open?
The new daquiri shop will host a three-day soft opening from noon to midnight on Dec. 30 and 31 and Jan. 1.
The shop will eventually include a food menu with Louisiana-styled dishes like gumbo and jambalaya, but "the main attraction will be the daiquiri drinks."
The only size will be 20 oz. cup and all flavors are set to cost $10. One free sample of the drinks will be available, and customers will be charged $1 for every sample after.
"I'm hoping that it's really going to be something big for Topeka," McCray said. "It's different, and it's giving them that opportunity to experience something else."
Keishera Lately is the business reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @Lately_KT.
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