Celebrating Mardi Gras with a New Orleans Hurricane

Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. The last day to indulge, imbibe, and get intoxicated before midnight strikes and Ash Wednesday arrives. You can’t fully celebrate Mardi Gras without a cocktail in hand. And what cocktail is more fitting than the New Orleans Hurricane. Back in the 1940s, New Orleans bar owner Pat O’Brien faced an inventory …

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Another Vodka Stinger?

This week the legendary Elaine Stritch turned 87 years old. In honor of her birthday, we take a look at a drink she helped regain some popularity – The Vodka Stinger. In 1970, Stritch took on the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and delivered the big 11:00 number, “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Another … Continue reading Another Vodka Stinger?