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A classic New Orleans cocktail made with gin, cream and lemon juice.

Strawberry Lemonade

1 cup water 1 cup sugar Juice of 4 to 6 lemons 1 cup fresh strawberries In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, add sugar to the water and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. Using a juicer, extract one cup of juice from the lemons. Place the strawberries in a […]

Real Southern Sweet Tea

Brewing good iced tea is not rocket science, although it is beyond the grasp of some folks. But by following these simple instructions, I guarantee at the end you’ll have a glass of genuine Southern iced tea.

Blackberry Cordial

Cordials were very popular in the late nineteenth century; they are easy to make and are a refreshing and elegant way to end a dinner party.

There are numerous recipes for this drink dating back to the early part pf the nineteenth century. The common ingredients found in all variations are rum, sugar, and lemon or lime juice. 1 1/2 cup dark rum 1 1/2 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 1/2 cup guava nectar 3 tablespoons fresh […]

This is a New Orleans favorite. It is served in a distinctively tall, bell-shaped glass, but any large glass or cup will do in a storm. 1 ounce white rum 1 ounce Jamaican rum 1 ounce Bacardi 151 proof rum 3 ounces orange juice, with pulp 3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice 1/2 ounce Grenadine Crushed […]

The Chatham Artillery is the oldest military organization in Georgia. Regimental functions were always a hit when this rather stout punch was served. 2 cups sweet red wine 2 cups strong tea 2/3 cup rum 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup rye whiskey 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup gin 1/3 cup brandy 1/3 […]

1 cube of sugar 1-1/2 ounces Bourbon 1 Dash Herbsaint or Pernod 2 dashes Peychaud bitters 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 Lemon peel twist Crushed Ice Chill an Old Fashioned glass by filling with crushed ice. When the glass is chilled, discard the ice and pour in the Herbsaint or Pernod , swirling them to […]