It’s Thirsty Thursday!

And We’re Celebrating Mardi Gras here on the Gulf Coast!  That means Parades, Good Eatin’ and the Legendary Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane!  You only need One! ;0)

Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane

recipe courtesy Pat O’Brien’s online
Ingredients
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grenadine
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Pineapple juicehurricane
  • Long straws
  • 1 orange, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Fill as large a glass as you have three-fourths full of ice.
  2. Pour in liquors first, then add equal parts of each fruit juice until the glass is full.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
  4. And don’t forget, sip through TWO straws!

Laissez les bon temps rouler

Happy National Fondue Day!

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Dreamy Chocolate Fondue

Nothing says the holidays like delicious sweet treats dipped in Kahlua-infused fondue!  The Kahlua and caramel add a rich warmth to this classic dessert.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Chocolate (milk, dark or semi-sweet)
  • ¾ c. Heavy Whipping cream
  • ¼ c. Caramel Topping
  • 2 T. Frangelico, Amaretto, Kahlua, Chambord, or liqueur of choice

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a non-reactive sauce pot over low heat.
Stir constantly until the mixture is melted and smooth.
Do not allow to boil or bubble.

Serve with assortment of dippers:

  • Marshmallows
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Banana
  • Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Graham crackers
  • Apples
  • Animal cookies
  • Pound cake
  • Pineapple
  • Angel food cake
  • Strawberries
  • Pears
  • Persimmon

Thirsty Thursday~ Chocolate Covered Cherry Sangria!

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Chocolate covered cherry sangria, the perfect sangria for valentines day!
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bottle Chocolate Red Wine (one that is a red wine with notes of chocolate…good options are “Red Decadence” or “ChocolatRouge”
  • 2 cups Black Cherry juice (I found this at the regular grocery store. If you’re doesn’t have it, you can substitute pomegranate juice)
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • ½ cup chocolate flavored vodka (optional)
  • 1 cup whole black cherries
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. mix all of the liquid ingredients together and stir, stir, stir!
  2. garnish with cherries
  3. enjoy!

Spooky Scary Cocktails

Just for grown-up goblins: Serve up a little black magic — in the form of cocktails made with vodka that’s as dark as night.
Ghost in the Graveyard
Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
Screwed-Up Screwdriver
Serves 1
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving
Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.
Berry Scary Martini
Serves 1
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish
Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.fae708b7a177b06b6df7c50cf2f9337c

Thirsty Thursday ~ Midnight Margaritas

Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz tequila

1/4 oz Cointreau

1/4 oz Grand Marnier

juice of half a small lime

2 oz CASCAL Fresh Tropical Natural Soft Drink (or similar soda)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice, except the soft drink. Shake hard.

Strain out into rocks glass filled with ice and top off with CASCAL or soda

Stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge.

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