Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tie One On Tuesday

Yahoo! It's Mardi Gras time! Fat Tuesday is here and what better way to celebrate than with a beverage or two, or five or six...who's counting.

Let's start with a cocktail that is a signature of New Orleans, but with a big drunk twist.

The Storm of the Century Hurricane
1 cup ice cubes
1 ounce light rum
1  ounce dark rum
1 ounce coconut rum
1  ounce vodka
1 ounce gin
1 ounce Chambord (raspberry
1  ounce triple sec liqueur
3  ounces orange juice
Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Add light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, raspberry liqueur, triple sec and orange juice.
Shake gently, and serve that monster up.

Maybe you're not ready for a cocktail with that much punch (wuss), how about a New Orleans classic that can be found in just about any bar in the French Quarter.

Timmy's Brandy Milk Punch
1 cup Brandy
3 cups Milk
3 tbsp Powdered sugar, plus more to taste
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Grated nutmeg, to taste
Add all the ingredients to a blender and fill with ice.
Blend for 20 seconds.
Taste, and add more sugar if desired. Strain the mixture into four tall glasses filled with crushed ice.

There ya go, you enjoy your nice baby milk drink...

Okay, fine, so you are not ready for the Storm of the Century but you are way to wild for the Milk Punch, how about a Sazerac. I've been told this is the official drink of New Orleans. Who knew?

2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Absinthe or Herbsaint
Ice cubes
Give chilled glass an absinthe or Herbsaint rinse and set aside.
Stir other ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into the chilled glass

All right my little drunkies! Enjoy Fat Tuesday cause tomorrow not only will you be nursing a bad hangover, but you will be giving up at least one bad habit for Lent. Maybe it will be cocktails, maybe it will be chocolate,or maybe you'll just sleep and stay in bed until Easter and avoid the whole dang thing.

Let the good times roll!

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