Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Cocktail - A Brandy Milk Punch for Your Mardi Gras Go-Cup

Today's cocktail is in honor of New Orleans and surrounding areas.

This month, I've become increasingly homesick for Louisiana and for all the fun that the Mardi Gras season entails. At the risk of repeating myself year after year, some of the best things about Mardi Gras are:
  • eating King CakePure sugar-high yumminess!
  • listening to Mardi Gras musicProfessor Longhair, Stop, Inc., The Wild Magnolias, etc.
  • waiting for the paradeSomeone in your party must get there early with the coolers and the lawnchair/ladder contraptions.
  • catching beads and trinkets of every kindJust shout, "Throw me somethin', mistah!" and you shall receive!
  • watching the parade-goersThere are always interesting people to see. And, no, I don't mean women flashing their goods.
  • drinking from go-cupsSure, you can drink on da parade route, but you can't have glassware or bottles.
Without further ado, here's a New Orleans favorite; it's a brandy milk punch for you to put in dat go-cup you caught at Bacchus. Now, go meet up with T-Boy and T-Girl, who are holding a spot for you on the parade route.  Drink, be merry, and shout "Throw me somethin', mistah!"

Brandy Milk Punch
1 1/2 c crushed ice
1 shot brandy
1/2 oz dark rum
1 tsp pure double-strength vanilla (please don't use that McCormick crap)
3 oz milk
1 oz light agave nectar or simple syrup (agave nectar is not traditional, but I love it in this punch)
fresh nutmeg

Place the ice in a glass (or, in the case of today's post, your favorite go-cup). Pour all ingredients into a shaker glass. Stir well to combine. Pour into the glass or go-cup. Grate some nutmeg on top. Now, go catch some beads!

1 red beans:

Mary said...

I've never had this and it really sounds interesting. You've made me curious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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