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March 12, 2014

French Quarter Cocktails

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

I’ve been thinking about Louisiana A LOT lately. With my True Detective obsession and my best friend moving to New Orleans it’s activated my wanderlust for a trip to the South. I flew all the way out to Louisiana in October to see how Tabasco is made on Avery Island but never made my way into New Orleans. How rude is that?  Can you believe I’ve never had a beignet at Cafe du Monde??!

Time to change that.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

I hope to make it to NOLA before the Fall, but for now I’m going to welcome my maj in her new home with a cocktail made all the way over here in her home state of California. I was cleaning out a stack of papers in my office last week and a little recipe card from Martha Stewart Living March 2004 for this drink popped out. It’s like Martha KNOWS and Martha wants us to get our buzz on.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

With the two hour time difference, Joy can get started on Happy Hour a little sooner than I can. Perhaps we can share a skype cocktail session and drink these French Quarter Cocktails while she’s living in the French Quarter? {META} They taste like a sunny/tropical vacation in a glass. What will they taste like when you’re a full time resident of the French Quarter? Water?

And we’re off!

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

Prepare your glasses! Add ice and about an ounce of grenadine at the bottom of each glass.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

Plop in a maraschino cherry or TWO.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

In a cocktail shaker, add ice then pour in the rums and the juices. Place lid on shaker.

SHAKE.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

Pour drink into glasses. Thanks for the hand, Casey!

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

Yessssss. Juices. Rum. Cherries. Amen.

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

So, here’s to my maj! We go together like peanut butter & jelly or  Ben Affleck & Matt Damon.

YES

You’re Ben, right?

French Quarter Cocktails // shutterbean

Hmmm. Maybe?

ben-affleck

Also- Look!  MINNIE DRIVER!!! Awww. Casey Affleck.

I’m out before things get too weird. Mmmkay. Byeeeeeeeeeee.

French Quarter Cocktails

makes 2

recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart Living

  • 1/4 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup spiced dark rum
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 oz + a splash of grenadine
  • 4 maraschino cherries, for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker and two tall glasses with ice. Pour one ounce of grenadine at the bottom of each glass. Pour the rums and the orange and pineapple juices into shaker; add the splash grenadine. Shake well.  Pour through a fine sieve into each glass. Garnish each cocktail with a two maraschino cherries.

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