Louisiana is known throughout the country for
its special drinks and cocktails. And it's really no surprise, because cocktails were
actually invented here in New Orleans over 200 years ago.
Or maybe you'd prefer to enjoy Pat O'Brien's second most famous drink, The Cyclone. Click to pick up some
of Pat's Cyclone mix
One of the most popular drinks in New Orleans' French Quarter is the Hurricane.
Popularized by Pat O'Brien's restaurant in the French Quarter, you can pick up a pack of Pat O'Brien's Hurricane mix right here and create your own Hurricane at home.
...And while you're at it, you may want to pick up a few Hurricane Glasses and have an authentic Mardi Gras party!
Try Cajun Bloody Mary Mix Batch #218 for an amazing Cajun Bloody Mary. And garnish with Boscoli's Spicy Pickled Beans in your Bloody Mary instead of a celery stalk. You'll never go back!
Want it a little hotter? Check our favorite Louisiana Hot Sauces
If you prefer to make your Cajun Bloody Mary from scratch, you could try this popular South Louisiana recipe:
1 quart tomato juice
1 cup vodka
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon Sweet Cajun Fire Hot Sauce
celery stalks (optional)
In 2-quart pitcher combine all ingredients except garnishes; stir well. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices or celery stalks, if desired. Makes six 6-ounce servings.
And a drink you really have to try is the Cajun Martini!
Pour a fifth of your favorite gin or vodka into a large jug, jar, or bottle. Add 2 or 3 sliced Hot Jalapeno Peppers, and a single red chili pepper. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 days. Shake with ice and vermouth in a 5 to 1 ratio. Garnish? More chilis?
(Taken from "The Martini" by Barnaby Conrad)
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Over 100 drink recipes, with popular drinks and traditional classics including Voodoo Sunrise, Cajun Martini, Hurricane,
New Orleans Cocktail, Ramos Gin Fizz & New Orleans Martini.
And last but not least, here's a recipe for that quintessential New Orleans drink, Café Brulôt:
4 cups strong Cafe du Monde New Orleans Coffee & Chicory
8 ounces good brandy
4 ounces Grand Marnier
8 teaspoons dark brown sugar
16 curls orange peel
16 curls lemon peel
10 whole cloves
thin slice of butter
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