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Mardi Gras Celebration and a Happy Hurricane!

Posted by: Tina Behnke on Feb 16, 2010

I'm not always thinking about portable air conditioning applications.  Even though I often dream about solutions for server room cooling and special event air conditioning, my life revolves around food, drink and travel.  Right now, I wish I was in New Orleans celebrating Mardi Gras.  This is one of those "has nothing to do with the world of HVAC" blog posts.  Enjoy!

Mardi GrasNew Orleans has much to celebrate this Mardi Gras.  For those of us who can't be there, it's not too early in the afternoon to whip up a batch of Emeril Lagasse's Hurricanes. (Somewhat surprised they haven't renamed those, considering.)


12 ounces light rum
12 ounces dark rum
10 ounces grenadine, or passion fruit syrup
10 ounces fresh orange juice
10 ounces sour mix, or fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons superfine sugar, or more to taste
1 large orange, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices


Mix all the ingredients in a tall pitcher or large pot and stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour into a punch bowl and add the ice cubes and orange segments. Serve in tall glasses over ice with straws.

Whether you call it Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fastnacht Day, Fausnaught Day, Pancake Day or Mardi will you celebrate?  Let me know.

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