Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

It's Mardi Gras and time to celebrate Fat Tuesday with a beverage or two, or ten! You can repent tomorrow.

The one and only New Orleans drink is the Hurricane. It's a classic and everyone who goes to New Orleans goes to Pat O'Brien's and consumes large amounts of this fruity drink. Since we all can't have our feet on Bourbon street, let's make these yummy cocktails at home.

The Hurricane
2 ounces light rum
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
2 ounces orange juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
dash of cherry juice
juice from half a lime
Mix in shaker with ice and strain into a hurricane glass. If you want something extra refreshing, crush with ice in a blender and serve up.

I just love the name of this next cocktail. It sounds so fancy. It's perfect for the sophisticated bunch, you know, the ones that don't flash for beads.

Vieux Carre
3/4 ounce rye whiskey
3/4 ounce Cognac
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 tablespoon Bénédictine
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ice cubes
Combine all in a shaker with ice and stir well. Strain into an ice filled glass and drink up.

I don't know who this Brandy is but she packs a mean punch.

Brandy Punch
2 ounces brandy
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
3 ice cubes
cracked ice
freshly grated nutmeg
In a cocktail shaker, combine the brandy, milk, and sugar with 3 ice cubes and shake until frothy, about one minutes. Strain into a double-old fashioned glass with cracked ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

There ya go! Drinky drinks to get you ready to shake your money maker and let the good times roll! 

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