Sunday, September 04, 2005

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

You can help those who can not help themselves Noah's Wish dedicated to sheltering and rescuing animals in disasters throughout the United States.

I have so little respect for the current administration and then I read this and feel all the more frustrated. It is so terrible that billions of dollars are wasted everyday to fight a war and the infrastructure of the U.S. is failing because of mismanagement, egotism and poor judgment.

and if that isn't enough... Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen? 'Times-Picayune' Had Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues.

Let's toast New Orleans:

My favorite and a truly quintessential "old" New Orleans cocktail: The Sazerac Cocktail
1 teaspoon of simple syrup (or 1 sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar)
3 - 4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 ounces rye whiskey (most New Orleans bars use Old Overholt)
1/4 teaspoon Herbsaint, a New Orleans brand of anise liqueur
(You may use Pernod, or some other pastis or absinthe substitute)
Strip of lemon peel

Of course there is the Pimms Cup (never one of my favorites)
Ice cubes
2 ounces Pimms Number 1 Cup
6 ounces ginger ale
2 ounces lemon lime soda or club soda
1/4 cup cucumber pieces or 1 cucumber spear
Put ice in a highball glass or mug. Add the Pimms and then the ginger ale and soda. Stir and garnish with cucumber. Serve.

And ever tourists favorite -- The Hurricane (I don't like these either)
1.5 ounces light rum
1.5 ounces dark rum
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice (NOT Rose's or RealLime)
1/4 cup passion fruit juice, or 1 tablespoon passion fruit syrup
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1 teaspoon grenadine
Cherries with stems, and orange slice to garnish
Ice cubes
In a cocktail shaker, mix the rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, the other juices and the sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the grenadine, and stir to combine, then add ice and shake. Half-fill a hurricane glass with ice, then strain drink into glass; add ice to fill. Garnish with orange slice and cherries.

And if this isn't enough check out the following page and remember and enjoy New Orleans.


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Guitar Master said...

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