Today is Mardi Gras, the last day of celebration for those planning to give up merriment and mayhem for Lent. Certainly an occasion that calls for a drink or two. Here are some suggestions.
This classic New Orleans brunch cocktail is the perfect way to start off a day of revelry.
The New Orleans classic Tiki drink, the pride of Mardi Gras, the Hurricane was created at Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans. The version they serve today is reputed to be putrid, but this recipe will set you up nicely.
The boozy, but balanced New Orleans classic, one of the first cocktails on record.
Bourbon Milk Punch 1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey3/4 oz Simple Syrup1/2 Bar Spoon Vanilla Extract (a couple dashes)3 oz Whole Milk or Half and HalfGarnish with freshly-grated nutmeg and/or cinnamon. Shake well with ice, then strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Mardi Gras is coming, and this classic New Orleans brunch cocktail is the … Read more