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
- 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 juice
- Long straws
- 1 orange, for garnish
- Maraschino cherries
- Fill as large a glass as you have three-fourths full of ice.
- Pour in liquors first, then add equal parts of each fruit juice until the glass is full.
- Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
- And don’t forget, sip through TWO straws!
Laissez les bon temps rouler
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.
- 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
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:
- Maraschino cherries
- Mandarin oranges
- Graham crackers
- Animal cookies
- Pound cake
- Angel food cake
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
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.
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
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.