Taste of New Orleans: Sand Between My Toes

Last installment of the taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras drinks. These drinks are excellent for that perfect beach day. I need to move somewhere there is no snow and always sand between my toes!

Bahama Mama 

Coconut rum and pineapple juice are featured in this slushy drink.

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup coconut-flavored rum
  • 1/4 cup grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • pineapple slices for garnish
  1. Combine regular rum, rum with coconut flavoring, grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice and crushed ice in an electric blender.
  2. Blend until the drink’s consistency is slushy.
  3. Pour in glasses and garnish with some pineapple slices.

Bourbon Slush

A fruity blend of juices, tea and bourbon whiskey are frozen into a slush, and then served topped off with lemon lime soda. This is a two day drink so plan ahead!

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups strong brewed black tea
  • 2 cups bourbon whiskey (Bourbon – Makers Mark is a gluten free bourbon)
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
  1. In a large bowl or container, mix together the orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, sugar, tea, and whiskey. Transfer to shallow bowls or dishes, and freeze overnight.
  2. Remove the frozen mixture from the freezer and let stand for about 10 minutes. Chop with a wire whisk or potato masher to make a slushy consistency. Place scoops of the frozen slush into glasses, and top off with the lemon-lime flavored soda.

REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY ALL OF THE TIME!

ENJOY!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.

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