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Fat Tuesday Tipples

Equal parts unexpected and imaginative, the Tidal Wave cocktail has become a popular Hiram Walker cocktail for Mardi Gras celebrations.

Mardi Gras. Carnivale. Shrove Tuesday. International Pancake Day(Yuppp, that too!). No matter which designation you prefer,  today is a great day to enjoy a cocktail beverage or two.

The Sazerac is recognized as the official cocktail of New Orleans and comes highly recommended today from yours truly, but there are plenty of other beverages reminiscent of NOLA. The Hurricane is among them and this cocktail recipe from Hiram Walker, with its coy play on the Hurricane name (this one’s called the Tidal Wave) is one that had a welcomed reception last year for Mardi Gras. Check out last year’s post and enjoy a cocktail to celebrate Mardi Gras tonight!

Cheers!
SJ

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Celebrating Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday is upon us once again! For those of us who can’t make it to NOLA and the infamous bar, Pat O’Briens,  it’s about that time to bring a bit of NOLA home to you.

O’Briens rum-heavy Hurricane Cocktail sets the bar high for Mardi Gras-inspired drinks while a classic Sazerac serves as the epitome of all things New Orleans. But for a few creative spins, why not test out these popular Hiram Walker cocktails?

The Tidal Wave will surely have you thinking of the Blue Bayou

Tidal Wave
While this drink may incorporate some Caribbean flavors, the use of Hiram Walker’s Blue Curacao will surely have you thinking “Blue Bayou”

1 ½ parts Malibu Coconut
¾ parts Pineapple Juice
Splash of Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
Splash of Coconut Cream

Shake vigorously in a shaker and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple.

Vodka Stinger
The vodka version of this acclaimed cocktail has gained a lot of popularity and is served chilled up in a cocktail glass as opposed to served neat or on the rocks. And not to fear – this minty cool cocktail will taper off the fire in your mouth after all those Cajun-spiced foods you’ll be snacking on.

1 part Hiram Walker White Crème de Menthe
1 part ABSOLUT Vodka

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Cheers!
SJ

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Move outta the way, Earl!

If the hurricane decides to keep me stranded...well, I've got a Tidal Wave on my side with the help of Hiram Walker and Malibu.

Dear Earl,

I’ve got plans this weekend. Big travel plans. And it seems as if you want to get in the way of those said plans. Is it too much to ask that you cooperate with me for my flight leaving (very) early tomorrow morning?

I suppose I have a few thematically appropriate cocktails up my sleeve that I’ll ask my trusted airport bartender to serve in case your rain and blustery winds keep me stuck on the ground. There are the appropriate Tropical Sour and Tidal Wave recipes:

Tropical Sour
1 ¼ oz Malibu Tropical Banana
¾ oz Hiram Walker Sour Apple Schnapps
¾ oz Fresh Sour Mix

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime corkscrew.

Tidal Wave
1 ½ parts Malibu Coconut
¾ parts Pineapple Juice
Splash of Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
Splash of Coconut Cream

Shake vigorously in a shaker and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple.

So even though I have some great tropical options to keep me company on the ground, I would very much like to reach my final destination tomorrow afternoon. Also, if you want to relay the message to Fiona in preparing for my return trip home… Your assistance in these matters would be most appreciated.

Sincerest Regards,
Stephanie

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