So, Emily Cale and I were talking recently about adding some extra content to Literary Lagniappe for all our readers, a little something extra twice a month to show you all that we care and are thinking of you. She suggested that we do some recipes, share with you some our favorite meals and desserts. A lovely concept, but as many of you may know, I don’t cook. Ever.
But I do drink.
I learned how to drink—really drink—in New Orleans. That’s where the word Lagniappe comes from as well, a concept I came to deeply love during my time down in the Big Easy. I also learned to bartend there. And I think we all know that if there is one thing every author needs, it is an endless supply of quality cocktails. I am here to help—to keep you all in good spirits. (Ha!)
Since I owe most of my knowledge to my escapades in the French Quarter, I thought I’d start this segment off with a New Orleans tradition: The Hurricane.
New Orleans Hurricane
2 oz white rum (Bacardi)
2 oz dark rum (Myers)
1 oz 151
1 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz cranberry juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
Garnish: orange slice and cherry
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour over crushed ice in hurricane or very tall glass. Add garnish. Drink. For maximum awesomeness have two.