Mardi Gras Disaster Drinks - Posted: February 20, 2009
The very mention of New Orleans brings two images to mind: Mardi Gras and devastating hurricanes. As many as two million people come to New Orleans annually for the Mardi Gras celebrations, consuming tons of alcohol concoctions among its more than 3000 bars. These classic New Orleans cocktails both personify the spirit of the celebration and serve as testament to the sense of humor locals regard the annual onslaught of potentially disastrous hurricanes along their streets.
Designed to be consumed with a straw, this cocktail drinks like a hurricane in a path of destruction, starting out calmly and building up to an enraged storm before settling in for a dizzying finish. Excessively sweet, this is especially sticky when you spill it, so try not to get any on the carpet if you’re making one at home.
Selected Hurricane Drinks: PAT O'BRIEN'S HURRICANE - HURRICANE (5) - HURRICANE CAROLYNE - More Hurricane Drinks