Knowing that I would be assaulted this whole week by fine dining and complex, crazy cocktails, I wanted to start off on the right foot. That lead me to Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill, a small nook on St. Peter. Sparsely populated, I sat at the bar and opened the menu. That was a useless step, however, as I already knew what I was going to order. A peanut butter burger. That’s right. And it was so fricken’ delicious, I cannot even describe it… or the pool of butter forming a moat on my plate.
Keeping with the same theme I walked across the street to Pat O’Briens, which is a “multi-bar” of sorts. One offshoot gets you a baudy piano lounge, another a more traditional bar, and finally a beautiful outdoor patio with the obligatory flaming water fountain. Taken from Chuck, Char, Joe, and about 400 other people’s recommendations, I opted for a hurricane (pictured above). I knew going into the drink that it would be sickly sweet, packed with plenty of rum taken from below the bottom shelf, and absolutely delicious in an evil, anti-pompous sort of way. Basically, a cloyingly sweet chemical monstrosity of joy. The warnings / praise were spot on, and it was delicious…
Though, as I walked back to the Hotel Monteleone to write this, I got a yearning for something a little more authentic. So I’ll be stopping down at the carousel bar in a few minutes to get back on track. And now for a real Hurricane recipe:
- 2oz lemon juice
- 2oz passion fruit syrup
- 4oz dark Jamaican rum (Gosling’s)
Spin up with 6oz crushed ice for a scant 3 seconds. Dump into an appropriately large cup and garnish with lots of swords, angry pineapples, and whatever else suits your fancy at the moment.
From: Grog Log, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry
… you know, if I do questions with each post, this whole week is going to be a bit too much like class time with Kaiser Penguin. Perhaps I’ll just limit it to one per post in hopes of getting everyone to actually comment.
- What is your favorite “shameful” drink that you would probably keep under wraps when hanging out with fellow cocktailians?