Laissez les bons temps rouler! 💜💛💚

What would you do for Mardi Gras beads? I stuck to tradition. No, I didn’t flash anyone; I focused on traditional food and drink. HubbyDoug and I had a great debate over what to eat: I thought Jumbalaya, he favored pancakes and sausage. A compromise was struck: Jumbalaya, with pancakes on the side. 

But the traditional Mardi Gras drink doesn’t involve wine. I puzzled over how to add wine to the Hurricane recipe I found. Do I find a fruity wine to mimic the sweetness of the drink? 🤔 With a little research I found Rhumbero, a wine-based rum substitute. It tastes just like rum, and can be used in most recipes that call for light rum. An interesting feature, other than how wine can taste like rum, is that it makes it possible for locations with limited licences (beer and wine only) to legally offer cocktails.            I can report it tasted wonderful in my Hurricane! 

Today, I earned my beads… and my honour remained intact, which is always good. I wonder how HubbyDoug will earn his??!

However you choose to celebrate, enjoy responsibly, and let the good times roll!

Cheers! 

Where Y’at?! Mardi Gras Crawl @Flats East Bank


It was a day of ‘should we, shouldn’t we’ before we finally decided that we should. And though we were tardy, we didn’t get detention. The Mardi Gras Crawl at the Flats East Bank  yesterday was too much fun to resist. But we had to streamline our crawl. We narrowed it down to three: The Big Bang Bar, Alley Cat Oyster Bar and Crop Rocks. Signature drinks of the day were the Elsa shot (in a flashy glass) and Mardi Gras classic the Hurricane.

Did we see a lot of people having fun? Yes! Did we flash anyone for beads? No! It was too chilly. Although, after I came back from the bar with our drinks, I noticed HubbyDoug had more beads than me. Hmmmm…

Wherever your plans take you for Mardi Gras, be safe, have fun, and let the good times roll!

Cheers!

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