July 15, 2010
This week Zgirl gave us the option of doing "adult beverages" or non alcoholic beverages and Y'ALL KNOW which one I picked right?? I AM a Cajun...we like to do it RIGHT!!
What? Oh relax people, I only did it once! (teehee) Honey, they have a saying in Louisiana. "If your Grandmomma sneezes, that's a reason for us to throw a party!" And they do! I can't tell you how many times I've sat in a house, with no electricity, in the middle of a hurricane, drinking my ass off lol. Let's get to the drinks! I'm gonna give y'all some of my favorites!
Naughty School Girl
3/4 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay mango rum
3/4 oz Smirnoff® Watermelon Twist vodka
3/4 oz pineapple juice
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Rim glass with Raspberry sugar.Strain into glass. My sister said the magazine that she found this recipe in garnished it with a lolipop but I'm not worried about candy when I'm drinking lol.
Cajun Bloody Mary - The most amazing Bloody Mary I've ever had was at Pat O'Briens in New Orleans. You can buy their bloody mary mix. If you're going to make them yourself I love, love, love Zing Zang Mix! It makes THE BEST bloody mary you'll ever make!! So I'm gonna give you the recipe for both of them!
Zing Zang Bloody Mary
Start off with Zing Zang mix (green label)
Then add your vodka....
Depending on your tastes....(hell...just add all of it!)
Sprinkle with celery salt on top. Garnish with a skewer of olives, add a couple of Tabasco spicy (green) beans or pickled okra, and a lime wedge. Enjoy.
Pat O'Briens Bloody Mary
1 oz Vodka
3 oz Pat O'Brien's Bloody Mary mix
Serve in Vino glass
Garnish with celery, cucumber and lime
Up next we have the classic (Louisiana) drink...the hurricane. You can't go to NOLA without having one of them. You can buy the mix at Pat O'Briens too, but making your own is fun too!
Hurricane, New Orleans Style r...
1 oz white rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
3 oz orange juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
Combine all ingredients, mix well (shake or stir). Pour over crushed ice in hurricane glass. Best enjoyed through a small straw. Garnish with fruit wedge and cherry if desired.
1/2 can Red Bull® energy drink
1 - 2 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur
Pour red bull into a medium sized glass. Add a shot glass of jagermeister, and chug.
Equal amounts of Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels and 7 up into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into rock glasses. Now the fun part. Your bartender will usually put a piece of 2x4 on the bar, cover your glass with a napkin. Place palm over napkin and slam onto 2x4, discard napkin and SHOOT THAT BITCH! Yumm....love these!
X Rated Pink Lemonade
2 oz. Lemonade
1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz. X-Rated Vodka
Served in a highball filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
(trust me on this one, do NOT google this drink (for a pic) without adding the word "shot" after it! Ewwww.
1/4 oz vodka
1/4 oz amaretto liqueur
1/4 oz coffee liqueur
1/4 oz Irish cream liqueur
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a shot glass.
Whew...I sound like a total alcoholic with all of these lol. I'll be honest, when I go home I do tend to drink quite a bit. We celebrate my being home...a lot! Normally if I'm going to drink I'll just have a Crown and 7! Love that!
One of our BBM girls Dreamweaver asked everyone to do an entry about what we do to help others, to inspire others. How do you pay it forward?
Honestly, I don't do these things as much since I moved here. I just don't know that many people here. But there is an elderly woman who lives across the street who is in one of those "little rascal" type of wheel chairs. She is in LOVE with our dogs. Anytime she's out side and she see's one of us she'll ask us where the dogs are. Sometimes, when I see her outside I'll take the dogs over there so she can pet them. I have to be careful though cause my dogs get too excited and I'm scared that they'll scratch her! She loves it though, she'll sit there and laugh the whole time, and talk to the dogs!! So sweet!
I found out yesterday that Kimber probably isn't going to be able to come down and meet me when I go home (to Louisiana) in September! Bummer!! So Deann is most likely out, Kimber is most likely out! Leah, looks like it's just you and me!!